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. Make Tonle Sap Lake a centerpiece of your Siem Reap vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Siem Reap online trip builder .
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  • September 30, 2017
    There are four floating villages on tonle sap lake, the one which we visited was kampong pluk. It is about an hour ride from siem reap city centre, by tuk-tuk. the cruise on the lake costs $USD20. On ...  more »
  • September 30, 2017
    We chose this visit to do after the hardships of Angkor. Very particularly see the small village built on the water, well worth a visit
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  • September 29, 2017
    Local guide found it advisable, during the rainy season because very often, just like the sea. Lot lived in floating people and ships, such as grocery stores, it is a fun. Came to the grocery store on the way back to the dock and farmed alligators, interesting out.
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