Our resident videographer and photographer, Roman Giger, travels all over Southeast Asia to capture our most beautiful destinations. Luckily for us, the Swiss adventurer spends a fair amount of time in his current home, Siem Reap, Cambodia. We figured, what better way to highlight the natural beauty of its landscapes and the charm and history of its community, than with some of Roman’s very best pictures of the city and its nearby surroundings.
Take a look!
Locals sit back and relax, waiting for thirsty customers to buy beer and other refreshments during festive night markets.
Young Buddhist monks enjoy a quiet moment at the Phnom Kulen Waterfall. The saffron-clad monks are a common sight throughout Siem Reap.
A sweet family moment captured at a street food stall during the annual Bon Om Touk (Cambodia’s Water Festival).
A traveler and guide admiring the remote Damrie Krab Temple on Phnom Kulen Mountain. The temple ruins that are found here are even older than those of Angkor Wat.
A spot-billed pelican spreads its wings over the largest freshwater lake in Southeast Asia, the Tonle Sap, located just a short drive from Siem Reap.
The sequestered jungle temple of Beng Mealea, a lesser-visited site with a fascinating history.
Young children enjoying special rides and entertainment during the Water Festival.
Travelers are greeted by a mystical sight at the ancient Srah Srang Baray (reservoir).
A local fisherman idles by on the calm Tonle Sap Lake.
Around every bend and turn, beautiful statues and ancient art adorn the awe-inspiring Angkor Archaeological Complex.
A Khmer woman on her daily route through a floating village on the Tonle Sap.
Tall palm trees dot the countryside all around Siem Reap, a source of the widely-used palm sugar throughout the country.
Fishing is integral to life on the Tonle Sap, and special net-throwing techniques are used to get the best catch.
Lesser-known trails are on the agenda for cyclists exploring Siem Reap’s countryside.
Phnom Kulen’s mysterious 1000 Lingas emerge beneath the surface of the river.
A purple and golden sunrise welcomes a serene day on the Tonle Sap, where we manage our very own floating houses.
Intrigued by Roman’s photos? Your travelers can experience this and much more on their next visit to Cambodia! Take a look: https://www.easia-travel.com/easia-active/cambodia/