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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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  • Full disclosure, we did Tonle Sap lake the morning after we arrived from the United States. 30 hours of travel turns you into a bit of a zombie so sitting on a boat and feeling the water breeze and en...  more »
  • We made the trip up there in tuk tuk with our guide. The entrance... $ 25 per person and entered the big boat and the small boat through the mangroves. It is interesting to see how they live in these villages. It is November by what you see around the Lake flow and is very nice. We saw as they fished. The route through the mangroves is precious, some of the garbage that if... You stop at a restaurant where are crocodiles living poorly and snakes... a penalty! We do not take anything because it was expensive and cruel with animals! Then take you to the Lake when opens it seems a... beautiful sea! At that moment you approaching a small boat with souvenirs and meals... just bought a mango because I had hunger and I like... We insisted to buy books for the children and we told her that no, not asked more, thank goodness! Luckily didn't us tip or that comprasemos rice... by what was good... is a different and interesting visit!
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  • I joined a tour group, for the cost of $18 we where taken a simple old boat to see the villages who lives on the water. For extra $5 you'll be taken by a small boat to have a closer look at the floode...  more »