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Stung Treng, Cambodia jetty at dawn

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Late night dinner in Stung Treng.

Late night dinner in Stung Treng.

The trip from Phnom Penh to Stung Treng took around 9 hours instead of 7 hours due to an unexpected 30 kilometers through a construction zone and a flat tire in Kratie.   By the time we got there, it was nighttime.  After checking into the best hotel in town, we went for a bite to eat  at the above restaurant.  The food was quite good although a bit pricey when you consider where we were.  (In fact, I found the cost of the meals on this trip to be pricey.)

Afterwards, I went back to the room and quickly fell asleep quickly.

The next morning I awoke for a sunrise walk in the downtown area of Stung Treng.  As the town rests on the confluence of the Mekong River and the Se Kong River, water dominates views of the town.  I headed over to the jetty that extended into the river as there was plenty of activity dominated by people bringing produce and fish to merchants who bought the goods, presumably for the market that sat in the middle of downtown.

Cambodia is a very vibrant locale for color photos and the scene at the river accented that.  From the bright orange glow of the sunrise to the picturesque clothes worn by the people, the scenery jumped out.

Photos captured with Nikon D700 and D300s bodies and Nikkor AF 85mm f/1.4, AF TC 135mm f/2 and AFS 24-70mm f/2.8 lenses.

Jetty at sunrise.

Jetty at sunrise.

Morning commotion.

Morning commotion.

Buying vegetables.

Buying vegetables.

Riverside merchant.

Riverside merchant.

Counting money.

Counting money.

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Written by leolaksi

March 7, 2010 at 7:00 pm

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