Crossing a narrow muddy zone of the lake Tonle Sap,to meet the floating village Chong Khneas.
Chong Khneas is the floating village at the edge of the lake closest and most accessible to Siem Reap. If you want a relatively quick and easy look at the Tonle Sap, boat tours of Chong Khneas are available, departing from the Chong Khneas boat docks all day long. Take a motodup or taxi the 11-15km from Siem Reap to the boat docks where there are always boats waiting for passengers. A two-hour boat trip through the floating village runs $6 and the boats may carry as many as 15 other people. The boatman will probably point out the differing Khmer and Vietnamese floating households and the floating markets, clinics, schools and other boatloads of tourists. Chong Khneas, while interesting, is over-touristed and is not as picturesque and 'unspoiled' as floating villages further from Siem Reap. The boat trip usually includes two stops: one at a touristy floating 'fish and bird exhibition' with a souvenir and snack shop, and the other at the very highly recommended Gecko Environment Centre, which offers displays and information introducing the ecology and biodiversity of the lake area. The H20 Boat offers cruises around Chong Khneas and the flooded forest on a unique, comfortable, fully stocked ‘lounge boat.’
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besnard (56126) 2009-11-21 23:04
Un joli cliché clair et lumineux de ces bâteaux typiques sur un fleuve boueux où la circulation semble intense.
Merci pour le partage et bon dimanche.
hardyuno (4650) 2009-11-21 23:14
Good morning Danos,
that's a great capture of this ship convoy. Very fine moving action with strong colours and a pretty good POV. Fine work, thank you
Have a fine sunday
mesutilgim (94516) 2009-11-21 23:24
Good morning Danos,
Another nice entry from yourb far east trip.
Wonderfull colors and perfect dynamism of the scene perfectly given.
Good and usefull notes as well.
TFS and have a nice weekend
subhendu_bagchi (26089) 2009-11-21 23:28
nice presentation of the daily life scene. The atmosphere is colourful. I like here the colourful people in boat a lot. Beautiful composition with good depth and perfect light. Very well done. Tfs.
Have a nice sunday.
ahmetgedikli (25603) 2009-11-21 23:35
This is a wonderful shot. Very good light and superb POV. I like it. Great work!
Have a good sunday.
syrus_persia (2270) 2009-11-22 0:05
Very nice light , that give a perfect vision of this moving action.
Very interesting point of view
delpeoples (57278) 2009-11-22 0:44
Kalimera Danos, we are still travelling around China I see. What an amazing experience. The water looks extremely dangerous, I would not like to fall in. Excellent DOF and colour combine to make an excellent action-shot. Well done! TFS and enjoy your weekend, Lisa
pajaran (59483) 2009-11-22 0:51
Trenutak koji ostavlja utisak, dramaticno nemirna voda, camci sa turistima, lepa fotografija.
Lep vikend dan, Paja.
ChrisJ (112285) 2009-11-22 1:59
The road was so bad, that my tuk tuk driver refused to drive out to the lake shore, so it's interesting to see what I missed. Good colour, sharpness, & light contrasts in this superb shot of the boats on the muddy lake. Tfs!
siamesa (28117) 2009-11-22 2:09
Good morning Danos
Very nice picture and marvelous colours.Very attractive this boat that seems to be iluminated. Fine composition.Congrats.
nirvana73 (0) 2009-11-22 2:38
very interesting color of the water
good capture in diffucult situations
good light and saturated colors
thanks for sharing
Urs (14082) 2009-11-22 4:03
A real great photograph of a very very muddy river. I'm used to such rivers, there are plenty of them in South East Asia. The good thing is, they always are a strong contrast like in your case brown vs blue. The house boat in the center is very attractive. Well framed and executed. Congrats
amaryllis (36787) 2009-11-22 4:33
une belle composition de ces bateaux mais qui doivent avoir un mal être à naviguer je pense;
le bateau avec le drapeau semble mener le convoi et je n'ai pas tout compris dans ta note, si ces bateaux attendaient des passagers; néanmoins les couleurs sont douces
anesugur (18789) 2009-11-22 5:04
Very interesting landscape.
Good POV nice, colors and sharpness.
Great work.Best regards. Uğur
Cretense (68701) 2009-11-22 5:32
Γεια σου Δάνο!
Υπέροχη σκηνή με το "καραβάνι" των πολύχρωμων πλοιαρίων, πάνω στα λασπωμένα νερά! Πολύ καλό κάδρο και σύνθεση, εξαιρετική προοπτική! Αψογος φωτισμός και εντυπωσιακά χρώματα! Συγχαρητήρια!
Fis2 (95997) 2009-11-22 5:54
Yelow riwer ;)
Good frame and colors.
Very impressive picture.
Giorgio (11279) 2009-11-22 5:59
- Incredible muddy river Danos, very good composition excellent light ans colors, superb framing, well done!
Have a nice end for this weekend.
JT50 (1491) 2009-11-22 7:56
This looks like a busy highway.
Very unusal colour of the water.
At first glans it seemed the boats
were on a beach. Very natural colours
you have captured here. Well done.
Have a nice week.
magalik (6103) 2009-11-22 9:37
In Cambodge today... A country which really attract me.
I have a surprise every day with you !
It's not a water which encourages to bathe like that of Greece ! It seems to have much current.
Nice shot very coloured with a good light.
What a world tour !
Perhaps, you will finish by France...?
Have a good evening.
patdeph (35748) 2009-11-22 11:52
the color of the river is incredible,first,I thought that the boats were on the ground!The light is splendid,superbly enhancing the colors of the boats!
yedirenk (11244) 2009-11-22 12:00
very interesting scene with colourful boats on the muddy lake..very dynamic and very adventurous moment..sharpness and framing are excellent..a wonderful daily life shot from Asia..tfs
vasilpro (41271) 2009-11-22 12:14
Γεια σου Δάνο,
Πολύ όμορφη σύνθεση στα λασπωμένα νερά με το καραβάνι των πολύχρωμων πλοιαρίων, πολύ ωραία τα χρώματα και η αντίθεση. Μου αρέσει η τύπου πανόραμα παρουσίαση.
Σε χαιρετώ, Βασίλης.
gilou530 (34) 2009-11-22 13:34
a super photograph of these boats coloured in this river or water is more than muddy, framing east can be in angle too closed to have a better prospect, but surely you did not have the choice
mauro61 (52855) 2009-11-22 13:41
bello il contrasto tra i mezzi che attraversano il lago e il contrasto cromatico fra il giallo dell'imbarcazione e il colore dell'acqua fangosa.
ottima la luce
siolaw (38292) 2009-11-22 20:45
Geia sou Danos,
I don't know if the zone is 'moody', but it for sure is muddy! ;d That water looks real thick and brown! A good view on how busy that area is with all sorts of floating (and semi floating!) devices!
Nice light and colors.
toto (0) 2009-11-22 22:05
jolie photo de ce jolis convoi organisé pour le grand photographe que vous etes.
Belle prise qui montre bien que cette eau n' est pas un long fleuve tranquille, il bouge.
Au bon endroit au bon moment, merci de votre partage.
jafadabret (56501) 2009-11-22 22:57
Les couleurs vives du bateau sont mises en valeur par celle du fleuve. Belle lumière qui donne du relief à la composition.
Amical salut !
John_F_Kennedy (43665) 2009-11-22 23:41
Beautiful place, excellent colours and framing, very good perspective.
raszid62 (18515) 2009-11-23 1:16
Great panoramic shot of the lake shore. Cool the convoy of ships on the sand. Very good light, colors and sharpness.
rodgerg (55767) 2009-11-23 2:40
The POPV very wells elcetd give a good prospect to the alignement of boats and a greta depht to the image. The colors vives arise very well in the incredible and very impressive color of the water. An another good and interesting photowork.
Have a nice week,
josepmarin (58357) 2009-11-23 2:59
A good light and beautiful colors in this capture, I like the effect of this convoy that is sailing across this lake with the water that looks like a mud.
You have obtained an excellent result in this work, the photo is vivacious and very graphical.
Nice work, my friend.
jlbrthnn (76037) 2009-11-23 3:37
Cheer! it is a spectacular image and far from banal! The light and colors are superb. Framing is very well made. Your note is interesting and useful. Congratulations.
Have a nice day
Budapestman (82620) 2009-11-23 3:51
a splendid shot of this event with spectacular composition and superb timing, the colours and lights are very nice, impressive photo, Tfs! Have a nice week!
ls7902 (7328) 2009-11-23 4:06
Amazing color of the muddy water ... exactly the color of the river near my place after a heavy rain. Unusual design of the first boat. Interesting convoy of boats. Regards. Latiff.
Gerrit (51935) 2009-11-23 5:58
remarkable colourful ships on that brown water.
sacimar (26205) 2009-11-23 8:35
I like the composition with the yellow boat, I don't like the brown water... hehe.. it's an interesting convoy, good colours and details, nice job,
Have a good week!
delkoo (68) 2009-11-23 11:51
A simple shot of a simple subject,but so effective.It`s an excellent exposure with fantastic colors and contrast.
paura (47186) 2009-11-23 14:01
Beleza de enquadramento mostrando esses interessantes detalhes da navegação na agua barrenta. Lindo trabalho.
ciakgiak (30429) 2009-11-23 14:27
very interesting notes, an incredible civilazation so far from the our.
These are very particular boats, you captured them with a perfect POV, the colours are absolutely fantastic.
emilbo (22616) 2009-11-23 18:17
Très beau panoramique et excellent éclairage. Surprenant que les bateaux puissent naviguer à travers cette eau boueuse. Bonne composition et merveilleuse harmonie de couleurs.
Tous mes compliments,
dip (23888) 2009-11-23 19:22
Geia sou Dano,
kat'arxin apo texnikis apopsis meno katapliktos me ton fotismo pou evgales sto 1/2000sec. o fakos prepei na einai katapliktikos,
alla kai san thema einai polu endiaferon,to mono pou den tha ithela na kolumpiso se auta ta nera :)
anducina (8407) 2009-11-23 22:09
Excellent colorful and picturesque scene, the boats seem to navigate more in the mud and less in the water-I think that it is not an easy trip... Well framed, interesting scene.
Have a nice week !
Graal (102596) 2009-11-23 23:12
amazing reportage, view and place. Unusual colour of water. Fine contrast and colours. Good note and done photo. I like it.
belido (19934) 2009-11-24 2:20
such a colorful scene with those nice boats. I'm impressed by the quality of the photo. The format in panorama fits very well in here. Very well collected, my friend!
adramad (44804) 2009-11-24 9:43
Good image of everyday life in this lake, a good light in this capture and a beautiful colorful which surprises me the muddy color of the lake. Greetings and good week.
Longroute (19396) 2009-11-25 4:48
What an interesting trip and photo reportage!
These colourful boats are very photogenic and together with the muddy waters creates an peculiar and exotic enivironment.
The composition is well built so one can see the long row of boats and have a good sense of depth.
pierrefonds (65264) 2009-11-25 17:18
The capture of the waves of the river are assets to the composition. The point of view is allowing me to see the details and colors of the boats. The trees are framing well the river. The quality of the light is bringing out the colors. Have a nice day.
Angshu (56750) 2009-11-25 19:54
The water is indeed muddy and thick. A good view of the series of tourist boats being led up the muddy waters of the lake by this curiously shaped convoy boat. I never went to Tonle Sap and this indeed is quite a revelation for me. Good work!
JCG (35129) 2009-11-26 10:54
A tumultuous and muddy river which offers a pretty contrast with the remainder of the landscape. It is a true motorway this river, the tourists are numerous to want to see these floating villages… A beautiful photograph and an interesting note, thank you Danos.
With all my friendships and a very good evening,
gunbud (34066) 2009-11-26 18:26
These colorful touristboats cut a very striking figure as they push up the buddy river.
The yellow boat looks very impressive against the cloudless blue sky.
claudeD (38090) 2009-11-27 12:42
very interesting picture with excellent infos.I like the intense colors.Excellent fotojob.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
Emile (20352) 2009-11-29 8:49
Very good picture with the convoy of boats on the muddy lake, good POV and frame, nice colors. Interesting to see how you captured this great photo with an exposure of f/2.8, 1/2000 seconds, every day we learn something new. Good work.
Best regards and wish you a nice week ahead.
marietom (34609) 2009-11-29 11:04
magnifiques, couleurs, et très belle lumière. J'aime beaucoup cette image.
UlfE (14641) 2009-11-29 12:56
Amazing shot. There seems to be a race between thes boats and it looks like the yellow boat is passing the closed boat or maybe it is the otherway round. I love the action in the picture. The very muddy water is also fascinating. TFS the exciting shot and have a nice Sunday!
pablominto (53746) 2009-12-02 2:18
I can't help noticing the muddy water, seems like the boats are floating in liquid clay!
The wonderful light renders some great vivid colours, well chosen point of view gives a good impression of the action...
Amaz (11475) 2009-12-03 2:06
Extraordinary shot, Danos!!
Amazing colours and perfect composition!!
Very interesting your note about these "Venecians" of Asia.
Bluejeans (64251) 2009-12-03 5:35
Que cor desta agua tem muito terra mistura faz um belo contraste com o azul do céu , este rio é bem movimentado com estes barcos todos , gostei muito dos detalhes dos barcos , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
fabianoleite (10748) 2009-12-12 4:12
Interesting and peculiar boats. I like the chocolate-colored water, the composition is very good.
mafegan (8624) 2010-01-13 14:49
I can feel the movement - a great action scene. So colourful especially the thick brown muddy waters. An interesting composition. Tfs, Marlene
kordinator (20513) 2010-06-24 0:53
An interesting composition amazing convoy.
This is a wonderful shot.
Very good light many nice colors.
Color blurred the river is fantastic.
ikeharel (69773) 2010-09-19 9:57
This is an amzing sight , as boats cruise in the brown muddy water's.
Fine colors - well collected.
yeln (11516) 2010-10-14 7:20
odlična dinamika tega konvoja. odličen pogled na te žive barve motornih čolnov, ki so sigurno polni turistov. dober motiv!! TFS!
lep dan želim, vojko
geoant68 (331) 2011-05-09 23:17
ήθελα ν΄ήξερα πόση λάσπη έχει αυτή η διαδρομή που έκανες μέσα σ΄αυτή την λίμνη.Τα χρώματα όμως έχουν αποτυπωθεί εξαιρετικά με το φως να είναι αποκαλυπτικό.
Miguel82 (27674) 2013-06-09 7:22
Brillant capture showing the traffic on the famous Ton Le Sap lake in Cambodia,
I like the muddy water of the lake and different types of boats here
Good sharpness and fine colors
- Copyright: Danos kounenis (danos) (96706)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2008-03-18
- Categories: Nature, Transportation
- Camera: Canon EOS 5 D, Canon Zoom EF 16-35mm 1:2.8 L II USM, HOYA Pro1 Digital 77mm MC UV
- Exposure: f/2.8, 1/2000 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Cambodia-Laos
- Date Submitted: 2009-11-21 22:48