Photographer's Note

Escape from the towns and move to the Cambodia countryside, you will see that there are more than 75% housing here is on stilts. This is a thousand-year residence of the Cambodian people and is still maintained today, that is the reason for the formation of habits living in the stilts. The first reason is that Cambodia is located in the lower Mekong, thus it can be influenced by flood, worse still, at the end of the dry season, flood peak can rise up to 15m. Hence Cambodia traditional houses are useful to avoid the flood. Secondly, from ancient time until now, Cambodia has myriad of poisonous snakes and wild animals around their houses, the stilts are also efficient to avoid these dangers. The last factor we cannot miss is the effect in business and weather in Cambodia. The space under the floor can use as a kitchen or storehouse, even a space to relax in the midday.

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Additional Photos by Gerrit van der Linden (Gerrit) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6354 W: 94 N: 10690] (62042)
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