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Vietnamese families living in boats along the floating village near Siem Reap, Cambodia. A girl watches boaters from her houseboat on the Vietnamese floating village near Siem Reap, Cambodia. 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 seasons change and the tides shift the entire village changes its location. 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. The Vietnamese are the most vulnerable of Cambodia's minorities, and the most prone to discrimination and violations of their rights.

Vietnamese families living in boats along the floating village near Siem Reap, Cambodia. A girl watches boaters from her houseboat on the Vietnamese floating village near Siem Reap, Cambodia. 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...
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