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Address: | Lower Mekong Basin, Siem Reap, Cambodia
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0962233559
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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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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Nice lake

The good - You will see a water based people living and working their day to day lives on the water. The boat rides are strictly controlled by the government office at the shore... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Do not go to the floating villages of Tonle Sap Lake unless you have plenty of money to give away!! Not knowing what to do here on our first day the tuk tuk driver advise us to go there. They use the kids to play with your emotions and ask that you buy rice and noodles for the poor kids... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

It's really not all it's made up to be. Yes you will see village(s) of people living on the lake. This tour is very prone to the orphanage-tourist-scam so beware of that and don't buy anything "for the children" that your tour guide might suggest. On top of this, it is $25 USD per person, which is quite a lot... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the first negative review I've ever felt compelled to write. Cambodia is amazing but this trip really put a bit of a downer on our visit. We went by Tuk Tuk to the lake and took a so called cruise, which was 20 dollars each. We were ushered to a boat where we were the only passengers and... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The good - You will see a water based people living and working their day to day lives on the water. The boat rides are strictly controlled by the government office at the shore so you have to depart from that gate. Interesting place, worth a look. The bad - Once you arrive to visit the floating school you will... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Most common complains of Tonle Sap was that it was a "tourist trap". There is a community base tour run by a non profit organization to raise money for the community. We found that online and it charged $35 and covered hotel pickup and boat cost. Nothing additional. If you go all the way to Tonle Sap via Kompong Khleang,... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My partner and I did a boat cruise of Tonle Sap and found it amazing to see how the local population have built their houses on stilts to combat the rise in water level during the wet season. The way they live their lives is nothing short of amazing - fishing, trapping crocodiles and trading fish for rice and vice... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had two journeys to Tonle Sap, the first to see the floating villages and the second when we crossed over the lake on our way to Battambang. It is a huge lake with very interesting landscapes, marshes, "floating forests" and some fantastic birdlife. We were lucky enough to see some rare pelicans, as well as kingfisher, herons and cormorants.... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our tuk tuk driver talked us into going to floating village whilst in Siem Reap. Very dissapointed. $20 entry fee very expensive for what you get. Ride on a boat see some floating huts, school, church, police station. Promise of great crocodile farm and fish farm. Surprise surprise both happened to be connected to a floating restaurant, they were no... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Prior to my flight to Laos took a trip to Tonle Sap Lake and a floating village. The village is made up of mostly Vietnamese who left during the war. You'll see the eyes painted on the bows of their boats just like in Vietnam. This is the largest lakes in SE Asia with over 250 varieties of fish. Its... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Adventure to explore the life on the Tonle Sap lake.....interesting and the romantic place to catch up sunset...on the other hand if you want to explore mangroves this is good place to go.....but except following the lake and catch up sunset is nothing to do and cost of ticket is high....around 20$ to following the lake not including explore mangroves.

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