Tonle Sap

Tonle Sap

Located about 15 kilometres south of Siem Reap, the huge Tonle Sap Lake shows a totally different side of life in Cambodia. Lakeside villages which are stilted in the dry season or seemingly floating on the lake surface in the wet season are home to fishermen and their families who make a living from the lake. Clamber aboard a boat to get out on the water where you can visit one of these communities to get a feeling for the way of life here.

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Five Facts About the Tonle Sap

Tonle Sap is Southeast Asia’s largest freshwater lake – at the end of the wet season anyway!

The lake provides water for about half of Cambodia’s crops as well as half of the country’s fish supplies 

The Tonle Sap Lake is attached to the Mekong by the 120 kilometre Tonle Sap River

During the monsoon, the fluctuation of the Mekong’s water levels makes the Tonle Sap River flow backwards into the Tonle Sap – a very unique phenomenon

The lake was designated a UNESCO biosphere reserve in 1997 due to it being a biodiversity hotspot


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