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The Tonle Sab lake is the largest lake of South East Asia. Depending of the season the lake can swell from 2500 square KM to more than 13.000 square KM. This unique ecosystem is one of the richest sources of freshwater fish in the world.
Tonle Sap is home to many people who live in floating villages, in houses built on bamboo poles or in houseboats. Everything in this area is floating like the stores, the fuel station, the school.
Most of the people in the Tonle Sab area are fishermen. It's impressive to see their huge nets, especially the so-called 'chhnuk' a pivoting dipnet on a bamboo raft.
The best way to discover Tonle Sab is to take the boat when travelling between Siem Reap and Phnom Penh or Battambang. We took not the speedboat service of about 4 hours to Battambang, but the slower boat, which took us 8 hours. It was an incredible experience. And all the other transport we saw on our way.... by boat of course.
The local people of the Tonle Sab area live on and at the water. It amazed me to see how overcrowded the small and... more travel advice
In the Tonle Sab area we had to cross wetlands with lots of bushes. The canals were sometimes very narrow. It was an... more travel advice
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