Cambodia July 2012, a set on Flickr.
My second trip to Cambodia, this time it was just to Siem Reap. It really was a whirlwind weekend stay. I got to return to Angkor Wat, and I can tell you this temple complex could keep me busy for weeks. One day is simply not enough.
I was lucky enough to get to Tonle Sap, which I didn't see the first time around. Tonle Sap is the largest lake in South East Asia, and it's pretty crazy how the size of the lake depends on when you go. It changes dramatically from dry season to wet season. The lake itself actually drains into the Mekong River, but during the monsoon season the river changes direction of it's flow, and it all goes back up into the lake. Changing the surface area from about 2,700 km² (normal) to
16,000 km² (monsoon) obviously leaving a crazy flood plain. The locals have adapted quite well, and their houses built high on sticks show how people adapt to the land they live on.