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Living on Water: Stilted Villages

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After visiting the legendary floating villages on Cambodia’s Tonle Sap, I took a detour to Kompong Phluk, a permanent settlement built upon stilts at the edge of the lake. As I paddled through the brackish water, it was a breathtaking sight to see homes, cooking, fishing, and everyday life soaring above me.

To see images from the journey, please visit the slideshow.

Kompong Phluk is a village of around 100 stilted homes, located on one of the northern-central tributaries of the Tonle...
The name, Kompong Phluk, means ‘harbor of the tusks’ in Khmer.
Flooded mangrove forests surround Kompong Phluk, an integral habitat for the fish that make up the livelihood of the...
The entire area is home to around 3,000 people, and Kompong Phluk extends to encompass a stilted commune of three more...
I was lucky enough to be visiting during the dry season, when water levels in the lake are lower and all of the stilted...
This is one of the many floating fish farms that you can see scattered throughout the village, tethered to the trees or...
The small tributary eventually broadens to become the sweeping Tonle Sap lake, the largest inland body of water in...
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