I decided to do a solo trip to the prek toal in April. It is breeding season for birds and I hoped... read more
I am Hoksan AN (Mr) from Prek Toal village, where I was born and I have spent my whole life on the lake and in a floating house. I am also the founder of Prek Toal Tours. There are several floating villages in the Kingdom of... More
I am Hoksan AN (Mr) from Prek Toal village, where I was born and I have spent my whole life on the lake and in a floating house. I am also the founder of Prek Toal Tours. There are several floating villages in the Kingdom of Cambodia. Whenever the season changes the water level rises or falls, so our surroundings are always changing. Prek Toal is one of three biospheres on Tonlé Sap Lake.There is a beautiful bird sanctuary that makes it the most worthy and easiest of the three to visit. It is an ornithologist’s fantasy, with a huge range of rare breeds gathered in one tiny space, together with storks, wading birds and also the spot-billed performance seabirds. This floating village is on the edge of the Sangke River (which is the way to Battambang City by boat) from the Tonle Sap Lake. This is the most important body of water in the Kingdom of Cambodia. The villagers live semi-permanently in different places for a few months and then move as the water level rises and falls. The villagers live like other, land-based villagers, except that their “roads” are water. In the village, there are floating schools, floating gardens, floating houses and many things you can explore. Prek Toal Tours invites guests and visitors to experience our life style and to enjoy the way of life. As a floating village we have a very different and simple way of life. It is very different from the life of most visitors. Our tour company is very committed to helping our floating village community to develop and grow into a sustainable economy and we welcome all visitors to help us with our work. I truly thank you for your time and please do let us know if you have anything else that we can organize and help you. I look forward to hearing from all interested future guests and hope to welcome you to our village soon. (Mr) Hoksan, Prek Toal Tours director.