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Tonle Sap Lake

| Lower Mekong Basin, Cambodia
+855 96 223 3559
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At 4,000 square miles, this is the largest lake in Southeast Asia.
  • Excellent23%
  • Very good27%
  • Average18%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible22%
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“on stilts” (112 reviews)
“water level” (43 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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| Lower Mekong Basin, Cambodia
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+855 96 223 3559
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"on stilts"
in 112 reviews
"water level"
in 43 reviews
"largest freshwater lake"
in 19 reviews
"kampong phluk"
in 30 reviews
"crocodile farms"
in 16 reviews
"big lake"
in 14 reviews
"beautiful sunset"
in 15 reviews
"in south east asia"
in 22 reviews
"wet season"
in 51 reviews
"chong kneas"
in 24 reviews
"flooded forest"
in 13 reviews
"their lives"
in 23 reviews
"floating homes"
in 21 reviews
"fishing village"
in 26 reviews
"police station"
in 13 reviews
"stilted houses"
in 17 reviews
"an eye opener"
in 19 reviews
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I visited Tonle Sap Lake during the dry season so all the houses were high and dry, whereas in monsoon season they are like islands. However it was still worth the trip. It gave an opportunity to walk amoungst the villages and still get to...More

Thank RonRSydney_Australia
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We took a tuk tuk to the Tonle Sap Lake and it was a joke. We paid $30 per person for the boat ride to the village. The tour guide started to introduce us about the poverty of the villagers as well as the orphans...More

Thank 1978denis
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Boat ride to the lake cost $30 per pax which is a rip off! They only agreed to $25 after negotiation. What we get for the price is a noisy small motor boat. Surprise that the lake looked so muddy and dirty. The one star...More

Thank Gladys K
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Cost us $25 US each on arrival. Hopped in a little boat and went down the river that the houses are on which they called the floating village. Got dropped off at a place on the river where they asked us for more money for...More

Thank Helen S
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

From Siem Reap it is a twenty minute tuk tuk to the boat landing. As a tourist they will charge you a fairly high price by local standards but for westerners still affordable. If you have a trusted Cambodian friend to go with you it...More

Thank allankarr
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great experience to see the life of tonle sap villagers. However 20$ is too expensive for this trip. During my visit, a local guide follow us throughout the trip and we thought it is part of the package, however when the trip ended, the guide...More

Thank zh0ngyic
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It is our responsibility to see what is happening elsewhere in the world. This formerly rich resource with over 300 different kinds of fish is being closed off upstream by the Chinese for a power plant, and the extremely poor Vietnamese immigrants are illegally taking...More

Thank JohnInItaly
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited as part of Angkor Visitor tour and found the experience interesting especially the incursion of Vietnamese fishing folk who seemed to have settled in after the mid 1970's. I quite enjoyed the boat ride and was taken in by whole families in the river...More

Thank HuahinCharlie
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I’m glad we went & I loved seeing the village & going on the little boat through the trees but it was made extremely uncomfortable by the amount of money they tried to extract from us, you’d think over paying for a boat ride would...More

Thank Aims_Perth29
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was an overall interesting boat trip. The ride costs $25 per person to begin with. You walk to get on the boat and a guy snags a photo of you without saying anything. We are told a lot about the village and how it’s...More

1  Thank Ben H
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Christopher C
April 3, 2017|
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Response from GailGino | Reviewed this property |
We were on a private tour with Indo-China Services but another couple we chatted with hired a tuk-tuk driver (I would prefer a cab-the road is dusty) and then they purchased there tickets at the lake for the boat.
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DoughnutWithRedSyrup
March 16, 2017|
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Response from Terrorbull12 | Reviewed this property |
We did see a few boy monks cutting grass but no-one approached us asking to donate rice .... imo, if you did want to donate to the monks, then let your guide know and they will happily help you to do this :-)
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December 30, 2016|
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