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Mother and Child selling food in floating Vietnamese village near Siem Reap, Cambodia. The mother is wearing the traditional Vietnamese conical hat.  The Vietnamese floating villagers on branches of Lake Tonie Sap, Cambodia are a unique nomadic community. With permission from the Cambodian government, they have built an entire floating community of houseboats, churches, clinics, shops and community centers on the river near Siem Reap, Cambodia.   As the water retreats, and the rainy season approaches; the entire village moves further inland to take shelter along the river banks.  The villagers rely on sales of fruits and soft drinks to the many tourists who have come by boat to see firsthand the hardships of life on a floating village.

Mother and Child selling food in floating Vietnamese village near Siem Reap, Cambodia. The mother is wearing the traditional Vietnamese conical hat. The Vietnamese floating villagers on branches of Lake Tonie Sap, Cambodia are a unique nomadic community. With permission from the Cambodian government, they have built an entire floating community of houseboats, churches, clinics, shops and community centers on the river near Siem Reap, Cambodia. As the water retreats, and the rainy season...
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