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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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  • This is not what they say it is. $23 pp!!!! Rip off! Taken by car on a short ride to the lake, boat ride to a restaurant of sorts and then back. Our guide just sat at his 'friends' restaurant, oh did ...  more »
  • Coming from an archipelagic country, it's a stunner to see this vast water basin, in fact the largest in Southeast Asia. However, the attraction badly needs development. It's absurd to pay $20/pax for...  more »
  • I wish I had read the reviews before I went here today ! Our Tuk Tuk driver who took us to see all the temples yesterday at a very fair price suggested a number of different things for us to see today...  more »