Siem Reap - Tonle Sap Lake 1

Besides Angkor, the other attraction in Siem Reap is Tonle Sap Lake. It is the largest fresh water body in South East Asia. But what's interesting is not the lake, but the community which lives in it.

The water level changes substantially between the dry or wet season. The houses here are either built on very high stilts, or they are actually floating boat houses. Most of the community live on boat houses - even the schools, hospitals and churches are virtually boats.

Once you arrive at Tonle Sap, you will be transferred to one of the hundreds of boats which will take you around the floating villages. There are even floating restaurants and shops which cater to the tourists.

One of the interesting features is that many of the boathouses have fish cages underneath. How convenient ! But it also put me off eating fish for the rest of my trip, if you know what I mean !


As i browsed through all the pics, i cant help but to think Siem Reap-Tonle Sap Lake as the "Asian Venice!" :)
Borneoboy said…
I would have to half agree. The people in Venice definitely have better living conditions :)

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