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Floating Villages of the Tonlé Sap (ទន្លេសាប) in Cambodia

Want to see more photos of the famous floating villages? Visit the Tonle Sap Lake and Floating Village location pages.

Over the course of the year, Southeast Asia’s largest lake, the Tonlé Sap (ទន្លេសាប) in Cambodia, can fluctuate from depths as low as two meters to as high as 14 meters. The inhabitants of the Tonlé Sap’s banks survive this ebb and flow by building floating villages. Their houses, churches, police departments and post offices are built on stilts, they navigate their neighborhoods in boats (children sometimes use large buckets!), and they construct elaborate traps to catch fish as the tide drains. Check out the photos taken by some of the intrepid Instagrammers who’ve made it to the lake.

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Cambodia Mourns Passing of King Norodom Sihanouk

Spotlight For more photos from yesterday’s procession, search the hashtag #sihanouk, and visit the Royal Palace location page.

On Tuesday, tens of thosands of mourners lined the streets of Phnom Penh, Cambodia to honor former King Norodom Sihanouk, who died in China on Monday.

Sihanouk served as the King of Cambodia from 1941 to 1955, and again from 1993 to 2004, and was the effective ruler of Cambodia from 1953 to 1970. Though much of Cambodia’s history during this period saw devastation and upheaval, Sihanouk came to be known as “The King-Father of Cambodia.” Learn more about his life here.