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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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  • Avoid at all cost! Usd20 per person for a short less than 1 hr ride. We rode out 15min and got off at one Hut, saw a few sad crocodiles trapped in inhumane conditions, some catfish, then back on boat ...  more »
  • I have never felt so ripped-off before, that I just have to drop in a review to warn people not to waste their money. After visting the floating villages at Inle in Myanmar, this cannot compare. We we...  more »
  • We have made a boat trip on the Tonle Sap Lake. The houses on the shore and the floating houses were very impressive.
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