Siem Reap in Cambodia is home to world famous ancient sites such as Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom and Bayonne. Tourists from all over the world flock to photograph the jungle temples.

Angkor Wat Siem Reap
Tourists gather take pictures of Cambodia's world famous Angkor Wat temple during sunriseAthit Perawongmetha/Reuters
Angkor Wat Siem Reap
Dawn at Angkor Wat, Siem ReapDavid Sim
Bayonne Temple, Angkor, Siem Reap
Bayonne Temple, Angkor, Siem ReapDavid Sim

But a rather less majestic site is also drawing tourists - a landfill.

Anlong Pi is a huge rubbish dump that is home and work for hundreds of men, women and children. More than 150 families currently live at the site. Children as young as nine scavenge scraps for a living, most making less than £1.35 ($2) per day.

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Chenda, a 15-year-old girl, poses for a picture after searching the landfillAthit Perawongmetha/Reuters
Anlong Pi rubbish dump siem reap
Soburn, an 11-year-old girl, collects anything than can be used to feed her family's pigsAthit Perawongmetha/Reuters
Anlong Pi rubbish dump siem reap
Chan Thy, a 15-year-old girl, poses for a picture while collecting usable items at the landfill. She works all day at the dump, earning two US dollarsAthit Perawongmetha/Reuters
Anlong Pi rubbish dump siem reap
Seu, a 13-year-old boy who makes 25 US cents per day, collects beer cans at Anlong PiAthit Perawongmetha/Reuters

The dump has become a tourist attraction, with sightseers posing for pictures with people working at the dump.

Reuters photographer Athit Perawongmetha documented the daily lives of the people scraping out a living at the eight-acre landfill.

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A Japanese tourist takes pictures of people working at the landfill. The tourist, who was visiting Angkor Wat, came alone to see people working at the nearby dumpAthit Perawongmetha/Reuters
Anlong Pi rubbish dump siem reap
People who work at the landfill outside Siem Reap wait for a rubbish truck to arriveAthit Perawongmetha/Reuters
Anlong Pi rubbish dump siem reap
People search through the dump as a truck unloads rubbish at Anlong PiAthit Perawongmetha/Reuters
Anlong Pi rubbish dump siem reap
Cambodians hunt for valuable items after a truck leaves rubbish on the dumpAthit Perawongmetha/Reuters
Anlong Pi rubbish dump siem reap
Ty, a 15-year-old boy, poses for a picture at the landfill outside Siem Reap. He said he makes $5 per monthAthit Perawongmetha/Reuters
Anlong Pi rubbish dump siem reap
A woman searches for usable items among the rubbish at Anlong Pi dump outside Siem ReapAthit Perawongmetha/Reuters
Anlong Pi rubbish dump siem reap
Dump scavengers rest in hammocks as they wait for a rubbish truck to arrive at Anlong PiAthit Perawongmetha/Reuters
Anlong Pi rubbish dump siem reap
Saray, 23-year-old woman wearing a head torch, holds her one-year-old daughter Phearom after working at the dump. She moved to the site five years ago after marrying a man who lives there. She makes $2 per day collecting usable itemsAthit Perawongmetha/Reuters
Anlong Pi rubbish dump siem reap
A boy listens to music on his mobile phone after working at the landfill all dayAthit Perawongmetha/Reuters
Anlong Pi rubbish dump siem reap
A headlamp leaves a light trace on a long exposure picture as a person searches the dumpAthit Perawongmetha/Reuters
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A woman looks at an item found among the rubbish on the landfillAthit Perawongmetha/Reuters