Climbing for Coconuts

It is very common for Cambodians to climb trees, however, it’s not everyday we get to see someone doing it. 

Neighbor climbing coconut tree to harvest ripe fruit.

Cambodians make this look so easy!

Beside our second-floor balcony we enjoyed watching one of our neighbors free climb their coconut tree which was loaded with fruit.  He made it look rather easy as he scurried up this tall tree (about 40 feet) using only his hands and feet, no ladder or rope to harvest the large, heavy clusters of coconuts. 

Looking down to see where to drop the cluster of coconuts.

Amazingly, he did this barefooted and without gloves while carrying a long, sharp machete! 

Big smile as he poses for a photo.

He noticed we were watching him and posed for the camera and then graciously gave us one he had just picked…we love coconut and can’t wait to eat it 😉 

Large, heavy clusters of harvested coconuts.


About Mission Cambodia

Dennis and Sharon minister in Phnom Penh to share the “Good News” of Jesus to the Cambodian people. Dennis trains in sowing, watering, disciple-making, church-planting, discipleship and leadership. Sharon directs the SNACK Program, an holistic outreach to poor, malnourished children and their families in the Cambodian countryside.
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One Response to Climbing for Coconuts

  1. SandynCindy says:

    How fun to be able to watch something so unique!!Great photos guys! Enjoy your coconut!
    Love you and miss you very much.

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