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Some more traditional forms of Cambodian transport

Some photographs of traditional Cambodian transport methods taken on our Cambodia Tours

After some of the more extreme examples of modern transport one comes across on Cambodian roads in our previous post here’s a selection of photos of more traditional Cambodian transport, Just emphasizes what we said in the previous post – there’s always something interesting to see when on a Cambodian road trip! (Note, they were all still very commonly seen when we originally wrote this post in 2011 although 10 years later are an increasingly rare sight.)

With no suspension, standing makes for a much less bumpy ride
With no suspension, standing makes for a much less bumpy ride

The above photo was taken somewhere in Kompong Cham Province while the below image was right in front of the southern entrance to the magnificent Beng Melea Temple near Siem Reap.

Ox cart passing the entrance to Beng Melea Temple
Oxcart passing the entrance to Beng Melea Temple

 

Convoy of ox carts near Kuhananokor Temple, Kompong Thom
A convoy of oxcarts near Kuhananokor Temple, Kompong Thom

Country back lanes are a good spot to see these traditional forms of Cambodian transport.

 

A very traditional style ox cart in Baray District, also Kompong Thom Province
A very traditional style ox cart in Baray District, also Kompong Thom Province

Note the design of this Angkor period ox cart, seen below on a lintel at Tonle Bati, which remarkably hasn’t changed at all in over 1,000 years.

Traditional Cambodian Transport
Lintel from Ta Prom Temple, Tonle Bati

For that matter, many of the roads in current use are the same ones – with or without upgrades – as were constructed during the Angkor period. (See our recent Angkor roads post here.)

 Couple of regular cows pulling this one in Kompong Cham
A couple of Zebu cattle pulling this one in Kompong Cham

 

 And back to oxen again for this cart which by the look of the wheels is the racing model
By the look of the wheels, this one’s the racing model

 

And another very traditional model in the paddy-fields
And another very traditional model in the paddy-fields

 

Traditional Cambodian transport. Ditto - somewhere in Kompong Thom Province we think
Ditto – somewhere in Kompong Thom Province we think

 

Traditional Cambodian transport. Not sure where but these pottery sellers originating in Kompong Chang are found right across the country
These pottery sellers originating in Kompong Chang are found right across the country

 

Last but not least is Rick doing a tour of Skuon market by horse cart
Last but not least is Rick doing a tour of Skuon market by horse cart

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