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Address: | Lower Mekong Basin, Siem Reap, Cambodia
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

At 4,000 square miles, this is the largest lake in Southeast Asia.

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Kompong Phluk Village and Tonle Sap Lake Half-Day Tour From Siem Reap
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Sunset Dinner on Tonle Sap Lake with a Floating Village Tour
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Kompong Khleang Floating Village from Siem Reap

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Muddy water

Was really disappointed, not at all what we expected. The lake is very big, but the water is all muddy and dirty. Was grossed out every time water splashed into the boat. Stopped... read more

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Was really disappointed, not at all what we expected. The lake is very big, but the water is all muddy and dirty. Was grossed out every time water splashed into the boat. Stopped at a floating 'restaurant' which sold some overly expensive souvenirs and drinks and had the dirtiest toilets ever. The only interesting part was seeing the floating village... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We decided on this trip because we were all templed out. Walking through the village to pick up the boat was real culture shock. The children all seemed happy, there was a lot of them, but the work load of the villagers seemed immense. The temperatures were hot and the villagers were sat under the stilted houses preparing the fish... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We decided to do this tour last minute. We enjoyed it very much. It gave us much insight to how the Vietnamese live on south east Asia's largest lake on house boats. Interesting to see the boat children's playground, boat temple, boat church, boat market and boat restaurants. I'd recommend this to anyone with an extra day after seeing temples.

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Bengaluru, India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I visited this lake as part of the Kampong Phlouk floating village tour....fresh and clean waters....

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This tour was part of a larger small group tour's itinerary.It was a boat ride out a tributary into the large, large lake. Passing houses on stilts, riverboat houses then to the Vietnamese floating village.There were floating community centres, churches and schools, kids rowing from school. As we slowly circled the boat houses ingenuous ways of making life onvthe water... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Tonle Sap is a huge freshwater lake. Our trip was not what we expected. It was disppointing and costly for a two hour trip to see a floating church, police station, school and shop. Positives - Boat captain spoke English, was knowledgeable about the Lake and it's inhabitants and answered our many questions. Negatives - $20 per person. souvenir and... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We took an afternoon tour from Siem Reap and ended up at a floating restaurant on Tonle Sap for sunset. There are a few of these places where you can have a meal or a drink and once you are there you can realise how big the lake actually is as we could see nothing but water in the distance.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What an immense influence this huge lake has on the whole country. It looks more like a big, calm sea. The floating fishing village of Chong Kneas was really interesting...the houses are towed multiple times a year as the water levels of the lake fluctuates to avoid being stuck in and marooned by the mud. If you really want to... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Though not attractive, this attraction certainly is interesting as it offers an insight into the culture, history and economic condition of Cambodia. Asia's largest lake really does fluctuate in size from about 2500 sq km in the dry season to over 12000 sq km in Monsoon (yes, that's the right figure) And the interesting bit is the floating villages located... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Takes a while to get there from Siem Reap but worth the drive and then boat ride. Especially on a hot day. Interesting to see the floating homes complete with chickens having their own floating islands. Families are mainly Vietnamese that live on lake until tje monsoon season when they travel further up the river to dock along the banks... More 

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