Lea Sen Hauy (Goodbye) Cambodia and Southeast Asia

Lea Sen Hauy (Goodbye) Cambodia and Southeast Asia

Lea Sen Hauy (Goodbye) Cambodia and Southeast Asia


Battambang is Cambodia’s second largest city. To truly experience the country you must get out to the countryside and off the beaten path. Battambang is the perfect place for it.

One of the more unique places I visited was a village where they organized illegal fish fights.

Yes, you heard that right…fish fighting!

The men in the village train their fish to attack one another as soon as they are placed in a bowl. They place their bets in hopes that their fish is the last one standing or swimming in this case.

By the time I got to the village all activities had ceased and the fish were at rest in their bowls. I did capture these young boys at play and one of them waved goodbye to me, as I was about to hop on my motorbike.

If you have been following my Cambodia series you may have noticed one iconic landmark missing…the temples of Angkor Wat.

I plan on posting photos of beautiful Angkor Wat and the rest of Cambodia next year. For now, I will be taking a hiatus from posting photos from my Southeast Asia journey. In the meantime I will be posting photos from around my hometown of San Diego, California.

Thank you for coming along with me on my Southeast Asia journey. I hope you guys got most of your Christmas shopping done.

Wishing all of you a blessed Christmas and a wonderful New Year!

Check back for more of my adventures in Cambodia! One more photo in the comment section.

Happy Travels!

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