SL-WEEK 13: Ecology


Posted for Sylvain’s theme of this week, Ecology.

I don’t know if it counts if we post pictures of places where eco-tourism is promoted. This is one such place in Siem Reap. It is called Kompong Phluk, where the mangroove forests are submerged in the water from the Tonle Sap lake (which is quite huge). This also has the famous floating village and it takes a boat ride of almost 20 mins to reach them. You can go inside these forests in the small boats (which we didn’t do because we were getting late for our sunset over Tonle Sap). I had one doubt though. If they were really trying to promote eco tourism they shouldn’t be using motor boats to get to these places, should they ? Of course they don’t use it for a tour of these mangroove forests, its only until here and to the lake they use it, but still …



“There is a pleasure in the pathless woods,
There is a rapture on the lonely shore,
There is society, where none intrudes,
By the deep sea, and music in its roar:
I love not man the less, but Nature more”
― George Gordon Byron