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Tonle Sap Lake, Siem Reap

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Discover the vast seasonally inundated Tonle Sap Lake, which remains one of country's most important sources of food. Situated in the Cambodian floodplain--a geological depression--the lake gets replenished by the Mekong River and shelters an abundance of natural and agricultural habitats. Rent a boat ride to travel across the lake and experience the beauty of floating villages and natural havens. Many tour operators try to exploit tourists by "demanding money to feed the hungry," but you can easily avoid this by purchasing food yourself and donating it to the poor directly. For Tonle Sap Lake and beyond, use our Siem Reap vacation generator to get the most from your Siem Reap vacation.
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  • We went on a ~2 hr boat trip to visit Tonle Sap Lake, a floating village, and a crocodile farm. It sounded like an idyllic afternoon - well, it was not. It was sad to see people and little kids living...  more »
  • To go to there usd 15, entrance usd 20 by person, bag of rice for them children minimum usd 30, tip minimum usd 25 for which handle the boat. Spend 100 usd in a hour and it only that wanted to do was look at the sunset, which almost not could do.
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  • I had good memories of this place from me visited 15 years ago. Now it has become something of a Carnival with dozens of large motor boats coming and going. It starts from an embankment where dozens of buses and cars, they take a boat and targeting a barge with bar, terrace and an amazing Middle fossa with crocodiles surrounded by empty bottles and cigarette butts. Believe me I had a heart attack. Everyone has to improve their condition, but we must not treat these population of fishermen who live on stilts as people from "circus." Avoid not not worth anymore!
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