It was really fascinating to see Temples fron 10 to 12 AD. I hope our house can last that long.
As usual it was a really hot afternoon when the three of us and our guide boarded this rickety boat that was surely hand made a long time ago. The water was extremely shallow with no rain for over 21/2 months. Many of the boats were getting stuck and many captains were in the water with primative tools handling the problem quickly.
We traveled a long way and thought this was going to be a bust. Then it happened, we were in a gigantic fresh water lake. This lake is one of the largest fresh water lakes in the world. Great fishing all year long.
We were in and around an amazing site. This floating village housed 200,000 people and is one of five villages with a total of one millon people. Really hard to imagine.
Some houses of every size and shape had floating gardens. We saw churches, medical centers, restaurants, schools, playgrounds, and gas stations. Some houses were like floating shacks and some were more elaborate. We stopped at a gift store where they raised alligaters and sold them for there skin and meat.
When you compare this life existence with Phnom Penh, living on this floating village means they have enough food to eat every day. They seem happy and really enjoy their music and partying.
This was a real highlight. Grant really enjoyed the trip even though we got stuck twice on our way back.
Hope you enjoyed our trip.