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Explore Tonle Sap Lake By Boat

Tonle Sap Lake also known as the fresh water lake or 'Great Lake' of Cambodia, it shapes like musical instrument 'Violin' and its bottom like pan. Tonle Sap Lake located in the center the countries and surrounded by 5 provinces, Siem Reap, Kampong Thom, Kampong Chhnang, Pursat and Battambang Province. Tonle Sap River, 100 kilometer long, link Tonle Sap Lake to Phnom Penh city and Mekong River, which runs through China's Yunnan province, Burma, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam. Tonle Sap Lake is the largest lake found in the south East Asian countries. The Mekong fills this lake with water during rainy season. It supplies foods 60% and irrigation to the Khmer society from past to present.

Tonle Sap Floating Village Tours

Tonle Sap or Great Lake is the most important lake in Cambodia as well as the most extensive freshwater lake in Southeast Asia, supplies fishes to half of the country's population. Officially listed in 1997 as World UNESCO biosphere reserve, this ecological site is the significant home for many species including rare endangered waterbirds, its inhabitants whose lives rely on aquatic resources and the wetland swamps plus. Tonle Sap annually attracts millions of tourists to see its impressive floating villages of Kampong Phluk, Kompong Khleang, Chong Kneas & Mechrey whose local lives are animated by fishing activities, trading on rowing boats and its unique way to make a living on the water.

Chong Kneas Floating Village

Gently take the boat excursion to visit the most extensive freshwater lake “Tonle Sap or Great Lake” in Southeast Asia, the biosphere reserve of Cambodia and is also the rich home for the ecology and biodiversity. Importantly learn from your tour guide about Tonle Sap ecosystem, fishing techniques, witness daily life in the floating community and take interesting photos when the boat passing by the village


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