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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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  • Our guide took us to see the floating villages in Kampong Khleang. It is a bit further from Siem Reap but worth the trip. Most of the tourists go to the villages close to Siem Reap so this place was v...  more »
  • A really nice day trip from Siemens Reap, we absolutely loved our day on the lake. Really picturesque and peaceful, friendly locals and some great bars floating on the water or on massive stilts raise...  more »
  • This was a very interesting experience organised on a small boat by EXO Travel. The floating village and fishing villages are amazing. We had a picnic on the boat rather than going ashore to eat it. I...  more »