Aside from the Angkor Wat and the marvelous temples, Siem Reap is also known as the home of the Tonle Sap, the largest freshwater lake in Southeast Asia. You will find the floating village there and it is also interesting to learn more about its history and the lifestyle the ‘residents’ need to embrace in order to survive in this kind of set-up.
During the tour, I saw these three little kids who are not placed in the usual trolley or vehicle. They own pets, but it is not the usual dog or cat. They’re also beautiful and charming, but you can sense that they need to work in such a young age.
These Young Kids of Tonle Sap are floating through a basin. They also have small snakes as pets and they place it on their shoulders, which reminds me of the Britney Spears video for the song ‘I’m a Slave 4 U’. Most kids do love having their photographs taken as remembrance from luxury or cheap holidaysÂ with the family, but it is a different story for these kids. They work everyday by attracting tourists like me to take their photo with the hope that they’ll earn some money.
Btw, I was charged Wan Dallah for this photo. No regrets. =)