Tonle Sap Lake

This is the biggest lake of fresh water in South East Asia and it is located in the middle of the country.

The idea would be to cross the lake taking a boat and discover the mangrove and the life on the villages across the lake.

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3 millions of people are living across the lake and 90% of them are living from this lake through fishing and agriculture.

I will be there in the dry season, and the size of this lake will be approximately 3000 square kilometers.

This lake is composed of more than 300 of different species of fishes, but there are also some crocodiles, turtles, snakes and many other animals.

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It will be very good to eat fish and to do some fishing days as this place supply 50% of the country with the fish.

It will be very nice to stop in some floating villages until we reach Siem Reap which is located only 15 kms away from the end of the lake in the North West of Cambodia.

Chong Khneas is one of the most famous floating village to visit where we can see floating markets, schools, and life of the locals in general. However, it is now apparently quite commercial, then it might be interesting to see some other villages along the trip in boat, which are less well known.

It is apparently not the best to do the cruise in the dry season as the level of water can be very low at some points and can be stuck in the mood. Also, people in general don’t find this to be the best of their trip in Cambodia, then I am not sure to spend too much time there and we might just do a small part in boat to have a look at the floating villages around; then continue the way to Siem Reap by bus.

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