When I first visited Kompong Cham, in January 2012, the weather was hot and dry, and the ramshackle bamboo bridge connected the town with Koh Paen island in the middle of the Mekong. This time around, the weather was hot and wet, and the bridge had been washed away by the rising river water, to be rebuilt again once the rain has abated later in the year. Some things hadn’t changed though. Like Kratie, my previous stop, the town still has a low-key charm, thanks mainly to its warm and generous people. One of the women featured in this post (the last but one picture, a Cham muslim woman photographed in the covered fish market) I also have a picture of from my first visit.
The wet weather meant that I didn’t get out and about as much as I would have liked, so these pictures are all from the market and the town centre.
- Back in Kratie (last week)
- Bamboo bridge, Kompong Cham (March 2012)
- Mekong days, Cambodia (March 2012)