Travel Photo of the Week: Young Kids of Tonle Sap | Siem Reap, Cambodia

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Young Kids of Tonle Sap

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 holidaysร‚ย 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. =)

16 Comments

  1. Drew said:

    Ooohhh! The infamous 1 dullah kids haha! Binigyan mo ba sila nung kinunan mo to? Ako kase hinde haha!

    March 23, 2012
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    • Senyorita said:

      Yup binigyan ko sila. I think ok lang naman kasi I took their photo at mga bata naman bakit ko baratin ๐Ÿ˜›

      March 30, 2012
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  2. Gods I can still remember how Cambodian kids chant One Dolla, please, only One Dolla in Angkor Wat. It can get really really irritating sometimes! Cute pic though. Love the basin concept!

    March 23, 2012
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    • Senyorita said:

      Hehe they’re persistent, but in a cute way so it is ok ๐Ÿ˜›

      March 30, 2012
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  3. dong ho said:

    nice. ganun sila kagaan at di nalulunod yung batya. batya nga ba? hahaha…

    March 23, 2012
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    • Senyorita said:

      Oo batya talaga hehe nung paalis na yung boat namin, hinabol kami nung kalaro nila. Namimilit manghingi ng one dollar lol

      March 30, 2012
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    • Senyorita said:

      wan dullah, lady!

      March 30, 2012
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    • Senyorita said:

      Mga Munting Prinsesa ng Banyera! ๐Ÿ˜€

      March 30, 2012
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  4. Carlo Dela Cruz said:

    lol thought that boats operating over tonle sap was a scam but I did try it though ๐Ÿ™‚ wwwwaannn dooolaaah!

    March 25, 2012
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    • Senyorita said:

      We booked via Tara Boat. Nakakaaliw sila hehe ๐Ÿ˜€

      March 30, 2012
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  5. Ada Lajara said:

    Itong place na lang and Thailand masaya na ko!! Sana after ng Japan makapagleave ulet ako ng mahaba lol.

    March 27, 2012
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    • Senyorita said:

      Oo punta ka dito badet hehe dala ka maraming one dollar bills ๐Ÿ˜›

      March 30, 2012
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  6. Jherson Jaya said:

    Hello there!!!

    I admire your post, really I do. Im starting as a travel blogger and I found your blog very interesting. I’ll be visiting Vietnam-Camboadia-Thailand in May, can you tell me how much money should I prepare in my Cambodia (Siem Reap) trip. I am stating there for 2 nights =)

    March 29, 2012
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    • Senyorita said:

      Hi Jherson! Thank you so much! Actually, I haven’t blogged about our itinerary yet but i’ll write about it next week. You will surely enjoy Siem Reap ๐Ÿ˜€

      March 30, 2012
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