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Siem Reap Attractions
Siem Reap Attractions

Phnom Krom - Tonle Sap Lake

Overview of Phnom Krom - Tonle Sap Lake

Tonle Sap, the largest freshwater lake in Southeast Asia, is itself a natural wonder.This great lake exists as an ecological anomaly.  In early June, at the start of the rainy season, the water level of the Mekong River rises to divert part of its flow off its course to the South China Sea and redirect it into the Tonle Sap. This forces the current to reverse direction, beginning a process that by the end of October will see the great lake increasing its size almost tenfold, making it the largest freshwater body in Southeast Asia.

The Tonle Sap Lake, fed by the mighty Mekong and the Tonle Sap Rivers, is a vast expanse of water that forms the most significant topographical feature in Cambodia.  This ‘Great Lake’ represents a people’s identity and way of life for the thousands of Cambodians who live on the lake and are dependent on the Tonle Sap and its ebbs and flows to maintain life.  

There is a whole community here; besides homes, there is a school, police post, fire station, church and a few restaurants as well.  This self-sufficient community of the great lake, known commonly as the floating village of Cambodia, draws crowds daily to observe life and to share their time in this wonderful neighborhood of the great Tonle Sap Lake.

 

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Kampong Khleang Cambodia

Kampong Khleang Cambodia

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How to get to Siem Reap

How to get to Siem Reap

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Khmer Ceramics Centre

Khmer Ceramics Centre

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Angkor Elephant Rides

Angkor Elephant Rides

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Terrace of the Elephants

Terrace of the Elephants

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Osmose Bird Sanctuary

Osmose Bird Sanctuary

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Play Standard Golf in Siem Reap
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Cambodia Honeymoon Perfection

HONEYMOON PERFECTION

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Guest Name: Ms. kartika widjaja
Country: United States
City: san francisco
Number of Person: 1
Travel Date: 21/12/2018
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Arrival By: Other
Take Tour By: Car or Van
Book Choice: Siem Reap Bird Watch Tour 2 Days Trip