Photo Essay – Beautiful Flora of Cambodia

20 Aug

During our Cambodia trip, we had a great time exploring the 2 beautiful cities of Siem Reap and Phnom Penh. But along the way we also discovered that this country has some beautiful trees and flowers especially around the old temples of Siem Reap. While I’ll post a separate posts on the various trees, below is a small photo essay of the various flowers that we saw.

While I know the names of some flowers, I don’t know the names of quite a few. Hence any botanists here, please feel free to drop comments and advice.

water cabbage

water cabbage

Lotus

Lotus

Hibiscus

Hibiscus

In some regions of Cambodia, the hibiscus flower is also known as the death flower as it is put on the ear of any person who has been sentenced to death, just before the execution. Don’t know why though..

Yellow Gladiolus

Yellow gladioli

Ixora

Ixora

Yellow marigolds

Yellow marigolds

Some kinds of daisy???

Some kind of daisy???

Don't know about this one.

Don’t know about this one

All kinds of shrubs and ferns

All kinds of shrubs and ferns

A kind of orchid?

A kind of orchid?

Another unknown flower

Another unknown flower

Beautiful white firangipani in the prison of torture

Beautiful white firangipani in the prison of torture

Beautiful yellow flowers against red

Beautiful yellow flowers against red

So the next time you find yourself in any new place, then along with the local sightseeing, arts, crafts, food, shopping etc – do take some time and check out the local flora and fauna. And you know the best part about it – IT’S  ABSOLUTELY FREE.  🙂

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12 Responses to “Photo Essay – Beautiful Flora of Cambodia”

  1. Juliana Lightle August 21, 2012 at 02:30 #

    Some of these flowers are identical to the ones on my Flora page for my blog post about Costa Rica. These tropical flowers everywhere are so incredible they hardly seem real.

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    • getsetandgo August 21, 2012 at 11:27 #

      Hey, I got the idea of this post after seeing your post on the flora and fauna of Costa Rica and seeing how much I liked it. Thanks for this. 🙂 I just love the colors of these flowers and go mad with my camera clicking pics of the colors, patterns and contrasts.

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  2. apple.e.e-s. August 21, 2012 at 04:44 #

    beautiful

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  3. friendlytm August 21, 2012 at 10:40 #

    Your flowers pix are awesome. I should have taken flower pix like you. Thank you for visiting my Cambodia trip post. I just published a new blog with lotus flowers on the post. Cheers!

    http://healthylivingsf.wordpress.com/

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    • getsetandgo August 21, 2012 at 11:31 #

      Thanks and I’ll check out your new posts

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      • friendlytm August 21, 2012 at 11:43 #

        Thank you for stopping by the happy and healthy blog!

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      • getsetandgo August 25, 2012 at 23:48 #

        Hey, look forward to more such posts 🙂

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  4. friendlytm August 23, 2012 at 16:43 #

    Hi I have nominated you for the super sweetness blogging award. Please see my post why I nominated you. If you are interested, please pass it on.
    Denise
    http://denisefoodblog.wordpress.com/2012/08/23/pass-the-sweetness-super-sweet-blogging-award

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    • getsetandgo August 25, 2012 at 23:49 #

      Hey Denise, thanks a ton for the nomination. It’s an honor and I appreciate this. Shall write the post soon. 🙂

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  5. justalittlebrit September 6, 2012 at 21:16 #

    Beautiful photos!

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