"Kampong Khleang (Flooded Forest)" Cambodia Things to Do Tip by worldtraveler55

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Flooded Forest

Going into this area feels much like entering a coastal mangrove forest, whether floating amongst crowns of submerged trees during the high tide wet season, or struggling through knee-deep mud and impenetrable vegetation at low tide dry season.
The swamp forest is a mosaic of mature stands - between seven and fifteen metres tall, dense thorny bushes and more open areas.
Humans have had a long and significant impact on the vegetation of the floodplain.Cutting for fuelwood and timber, and burning for clearing or hunting has impacted the forest for centuries and these activities have accelerated markedly over the past decade.
The swamp forest has a critical role as a fish breeding and feeding habitat and supports a whole range of rare and unusual animals and birds.
Exploring this area by wooden dugout is very atmospheric.

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  • Written Feb 2, 2008
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