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Prek Toal Bird Sanctuary

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Address: Tonle Sap, Siem Reap, Cambodia

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Storks everywhere; where are all the babies!

If you are remotely interested in seeing some of South Est Asia's water birds, this is the trip for you.It involves a pre-dawn start from your hotel, and in dry season a rather... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
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Bakewell, England, United Kingdom
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Bakewell, England, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

If you are remotely interested in seeing some of South Est Asia's water birds, this is the trip for you.It involves a pre-dawn start from your hotel, and in dry season a rather bumpy drive along a dried out canal bank to get to enough water to float a boat , passing a modern Wat en route . The interest... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

We sailed through the sanctuary on our way to Siam Reap from Battambang along the Sangker River. We saw so many birds. Blue-tailed bee-eaters were flying all around us! Swallows, whiskered terns, cormorants, darters, pond herons, drongos, egrets. Whole flocks of wooly and painted storks flew overhead, with a few pelicans in tow as well! Plus the fishing villages are... More 

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Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

After two very full days visiting temples this proved to be a a great option - relaxing but exciting! We crossed the lake at dawn to arrive at the entrance to the park as early as possible and then transferred to another boat to take us down the river. As we moved along the river thousands of birds flew up... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Took a boat tour to visit the bird sanctuary, but the highlight was the boat ride and climbing up the super high treehouse instead. The birds were in my opinion too far for viewing (super long zoom lens from the treehouse), because it is said that water levels were too low to take the small boat to get closer towards... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

The tour of Prek Toal is mostly on the water and is fantastic. I saw so many birds, especially painted storks, spoonbills, eagles, egrets, etc. A special sight is a large pond of painted storks on a pond of lotuses

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Siem Reap, Cambodia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

That area is so attractive for bird watching and there are many kind of birds over there and local people are so friendly and my clients are so enjoyed and they are so interested in co-tourism, and they offered some gifts for boat driver, area guards ( environment),etc.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

the views and the people so nice to meet and discover, I admire them very much who can live there, but the distance from there land to be there is a bit far, but worth to visit!

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Victoria, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013

If you don't want to get up early then go somewhere else! Saw the sun rise, and set on this tour. Learned about the conservation efforts done here, and how they are teaching the villagers through their children how to maintain and sustain their environment. You spend most of he day in a boat and get to see the bird... More 

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Concord, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2012

The various species of storks and cormorants were nesting and we were able to get within 50 feet of two huge nesting trees. The boat driver really knew what he was doing and he was great at spotting birds. We saw 26 species of birds, including the Spot-billed Pelican, Greater and Lesser Adjutants and Openbill Stork in 3 hours of... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2011

My sister and I did this day trip with Veasna - it was quite pricey but the price was a bit less than we thought as there were 8 people on our trip altogether. We were initially quoted $98 but ended up paying $90 (US). It was an early start, we were picked up just after 5am, and the trip... More 

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