June 25, 2018

Photo from the Road: Cambodian Postcard Salesman


This young boy was selling postcards at one of the temples in the Angkor Wat complex near Siem Reap.

It took us a while to snag change, but it was well worth it. It allowed time to get this precious shot of him holding his wares while sitting in a doorway to the temple in front of a donation box.

Angkor Wat is an amazing site to see, and well worth splurging on the extended ticket so you have time to see all of the temples and ruins in the complex completely. It is one of the crowning tourism gems of Cambodia.

Photo Credit: This image was photographed by the Trek Hound team. However more pictures of Cambodia are available on a sister web site.

This photo was submitted to the May 28, 2010 edition of Photo Friday at DeliciousBaby.com.


  1. Liv says:

    Great photo; the little boy is adorable and businesslike all at once.

  2. Jen says:

    That is a precious photo. Thanks so much for sharing with us!

  3. webmaster says:

    Thanks, ladies. He really was precious in real life, too. One of my favorite Cambodian memories.

  4. jackie says:

    Beautiful shot. The colours are wonderful. And his expression is so genuine. Nice.

  5. Wanderluster says:

    It’s a bit sad, don’tcha think, that this little boy is out selling postcards? I know he’s cute and all but it does bring a little water to my eyes…

  6. Hi Wanderluster,

    Well . . . agreed. But I just had to take his picture anyway. He’s too precious. There were some children along the Amazon headwaters that were in a similar situation, but I figure it’s better to take a poignant image to capture the issue than to not document it at all. It is sad though, that so many of these children just don’t get to be children.

    That being said, he was such a “little man” and tried so hard to be all business.