Phumi Tonle Sab Travel Guide

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Phumi Tonle Sab Things to Do

  • Cat Fish Farm at Tonle Sap lake

    Catfish is one of the major fishes that you can catch at the huge tonle sap lake besides another favorite local fish, called the snake fish. Cat Fish can literally live everywhere as their are tough hence is a favorite of Cambodians. There are several cat fish aqua culture farms in the tonle sap lake and there are mini cat fish farms at the...

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  • Tonle Sap Mini Museum at Floating...

    Part two of my tip with more pictures insideAlong the Big Tourist Stores in the Chnong Keas Floating Village is a minu museum that showcases the biodiverse flora and fauna at the tonle sap lake. they have assorted poster figures of the fishes, plants, other information about the tonle sap lake. They also have some actual mementoes like the...

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  • Tonle Sap Mini Museum at Floating...

    This will be a two part tip with more pictures insideAlong the Big Tourist Stores in the Chnong Keas Floating Village is a minu museum that showcases the biodiverse flora and fauna at the tonle sap lake. they have assorted poster figures of the fishes, plants, other information about the tonle sap lake. They also have some actual mementoes like the...

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  • Crocodile Farms

    They have many crocodile farms around the floating villages in Tonle Sap lake and they have their crocodile farms incorporated within the houses and is separated from the houses or stores only by wood. They harvest these crocodiles for leather ware for use as tourist items like wallets, bags, belts, hand bags and more ansd they also eat crocodile...

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  • Chnong Keas Floating Village (2)

    Part two of my Chnong Keas Floating Village Tips with more pictures.The Chnong Keas Floating Village is the most touristy among the floating villages lining the huge tonle sap lake since this is the nearest area to the Boat Station and is nearest to Siem Reap. The village changes its location depending on the height of flooding that the tonle sap...

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  • Chnong Keas Floating Village (1)

    The Chnong Keas Floating Village is the most touristy among the floating villages lining the huge tonle sap lake since this is the nearest area to the Boat Station and is nearest to Siem Reap. The village changes its location depending on the height of flooding that the tonle sap goes during the wet season but is usually about 7 to 8 kilometers...

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  • Tonle Sap Lake (at the Lake)

    This will be my tips with pictures of the tonle sap lake from the lake itselfThe Tonle Sap lake is the largest freshwater lake in Southeast Asia and is also a UN Biosphere reserve in 1997. The huge lake will also be seen by air when you are approaching the siem reap international airport. This lake remains relatively small for most of the year,...

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  • Annual Flooding of the Tonle Sap Lake

    The Surrounding rice fields that you see (in my pictures) going to the tonle sap lake from siem reap becomes flooded during the 6 month wet season of june to november where the tonle sap lake rises up to 9 meters in deoth, hence flooding the nearby areas incuding the rice fields. With the floodplains acting as the core breeding ground for the Tonle...

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  • The View Along the Tonle Sap Tributaries

    The Boat Stations going to Tonle Sap lake and the floating villages are not at the Tonle Sap Lake proper, rather they have docks along the many tributary rivers that flow to the tonle sap lake. the chnong keas boat station is located 8 kilometers away from the tonle sap lake and the tributary river cris crosses along and you will see the local...

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  • Tonle Sap Lake Depth Markers

    While cruising on a boat going to the chnong keas floating village or to the kampong pluk, you will notice many depth markers and bare ground that line the tributaries going to the Tonle Sap Lake. these serve as a guide on how high the tonle sap lake rises during the wet or rainy season and a reminder to locals on not to swim at the lake (mostly...

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  • Boats are the Main Mode of Carrying...

    since the tonle sap lake is rather a very large lake and with numerous tributaries surrounding it. Supplying the assorted floating villages lying around the huge lake is made by using the native small boats and canoes and they carry many kinds of needed stuffs like ferrying people, live stock (chicken, pigs, fowl) food, dry goods, wood for buidling...

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  • Watch Fishermen Fishing at Edge of Tonle...

    The Tonle Sap Lake maybe the largest fresh water lake in South East Asia but is also shallow and during the dry season months, the average depth of the lake is between 1 to 2 meter hence you can see lots of local cambodians fishing near the shore of the tonle sap lake using native local fish trap. you can see them while on your boat going to Chnong...

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  • Tonle Sap Lake (from the air view)

    If you have a powerful ultra zoom camera and is above the huge tonle sap lake, you can take pictures and videos of this mighty lake from your window side seat.This will be my tips with pictures of the tonle sap lake from the airThe Tonle Sap lake is the largest freshwater lake in Southeast Asia and is also a UN Biosphere reserve in 1997. The huge...

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  • Siem Reap River

    The Siem Reap River is the Life Blood of Siem Reap and the Angkor Complex. It connects the town and the canals along Angkor Wat and the Angkor Complex Big Canals of West Baray and East Baray to the Majestic Tonle Sap and in the time of Khmer Empire, was the lifeblood of the Angkor Complex who uses the river for navigation to get supplies by boat to...

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  • Chnong Keas Boat Station

    The Chnong keas boat station is located at the end of the road going from sivutha boulevard in siem reap to the boat station. The road is dusty and the boat station is the starting point for various tours around the tonle sap lake, depending on your tour package, either a tour of the chnong keas floating village or kampong pluk and or both or a...

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Phumi Tonle Sab Transportation

  • Chnong Keas Boats

    Whether taking a private tour, a group tour or simply back packing, this is the main boat station going to the tonle sap lake.The boat station is run by the local cooperative where there is a main big boat station house with the ticket buying station and some souvenir shops and food stalls. If you are not part of a tour package, the price of a 2...

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  • Romantic River Cruise

    Ok, this was no gondola ride through the waters of Venice, but we paid a premium price of US$15 per person to have the entire boat to ourselves. Mine, mine! All mine!!! Haahaahaa!So it was really me and Jac, together with my driver cum guide, the boatman and his two helpers on this boat that was made to seat about 20. The entire trip was arranged...

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  • The boat from Siem Reap to Battambang

    Going to Siem Reap, coming from Phnom Penh or Battamabang or the other way round take you chance by taking a boat or the ferry, crossing the wetlands of lake Tonle Sap. It is the perfect combination of travelling in the country at a relaxed way and watching at the wonderful world of the daily life at the water and the unique natural phenomenon of...

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Phumi Tonle Sab Shopping

  • Shop in Chnong Keas Boat Station

    The Chnong Keas Boat Station has a souvenir shop and if you plan to do some last minute shopping for souvenir items before leaving to seam reap then you can buy the souvenir items here at the boat station. they have more items being sold here than the tourist shops at the floating villages like paintings, carvings, bronze sculptures and more and...

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  • Floating Stores in Chnong Keas

    you will see many floating stores that abound the tributaries going to the tonle sap lake and at tonle sap lake at the villages of Chnong Keas and Kampong Pluk. These stores are usually for the locals and are rather small and they sell mostly domestic stuffs like local food, local snack, local junk foods, beers, wines, cigarettes, rices and any...

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  • Souvenir Shops at Chnong Keas Tonle Sap

    like in other major tourism areas, Chnong Keas floating village and the nearby Kompong Pluk Floating village and the boat terminal of the Tonle Sap Tours has a many souvenir shops but they are not as numerous as the assorted souvenir shops located all around the Huge Angkor Complex and in Siem Reap, the novelty of the souvenir shops here is that...

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Phumi Tonle Sab Local Customs

  • Tonle Sap Refrigarator Magnets

    As you would know by now, I'm an avid collector of kitschy refrigerator magnets and shot glasses and while on a Siem Reap and Angkor Wat and Tonle Sap Lake, I must buy these favorite souvenir items of mine. You can buy the Assorted Tonle Sap Fridge Magnets at the Chnong Keas Floating Village or at the Boat Station to the Tonle Sap Lake. You can get...

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  • Narrow boats

    The local people of the Tonle Sab area live on and at the water. It amazed me to see how overcrowded the small and narrow boats sometimes were. These small boats are mostly used for transport between the floating villages, the bamboo huts at poles and the houseboats.Sometimes these boats were also the playground for the kids. Where else to go to...

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  • Houseboats

    More inwards the area of Tonle Sab I saw besides the many floating houses also lots of houseboats. These houseboats are even more easily to move with the rise and fall of the water.Also at these rather small boats people have their daily life with doing the laundry, cooking, washing the dishes. Most the inhabitants have a small canoe-like boat for...

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Phumi Tonle Sab Warnings and Dangers

  • Beggars

    like in any country, Cambodia has beggars and there is quite a number of them here since the country is one of the lowest per capita income countries in the world, Only bangladesh and haiti is lower than Cambodia and the main factor in these is the countless Indo China Wars that the country got involved whether it liked it or not plus the vietnam...

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  • Narrow canals

    In the Tonle Sab area we had to cross wetlands with lots of bushes. The canals were sometimes very narrow. It was an amazing part of our route, though its was a pity we didn't see as many birds as we wished.A few times we had to pass other oncoming boats. It was not very difficult to pass the narrow boats, but sometimes our boat or the other boat...

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  • Shallow water

    During our boattrip in the Tonle Sab area we had to cross very shallow water at some places. Once we were aground and it was not easy to get out of the mud and this shallow water. The shipmate had to go out of the boat to find out how the boat could reach the channel at the other side of the houses at poles.... without destroying the nets of the...

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Phumi Tonle Sab Off The Beaten Path

  • Chnong Keas Daily Scenes 2

    Part two of my off the beaten path tips on Chnong Keas Daily Scenesthis off the beaten path tip is a compilation of assorted daily scenes that you see the local people at the floating villages in Tonle Sap and at the banks of the Tributaries Going to Tonle Sap Lake. You will see assorted scenes like children taking baths, women washing clothes,...

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  • Chnong Keas Daily Scenes 1

    this off the beaten path tip is a compilation of assorted daily scenes that you see the local people at the floating villages in Tonle Sap and at the banks of the Tributaries Going to Tonle Sap Lake. You will see assorted scenes like children taking baths, women washing clothes, shopping for goods in between boats, people riding boats and...

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  • The Smiling faces

    Welcome to my virtual Tonle Sap Lake.I insist of putting this picture is not because of showing you how bad my photographic technical was, my main purpose is to show you how I amazed every smile I have seen here which may not be observed by most of the traveler. So Bon Virtual Voyage!

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Phumi Tonle Sab Sports & Outdoors

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    by sachara Updated Jan 15, 2006

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    Next to a floating school I saw playing kids. After I looked better I saw they were playing with a ball, while there was water all around.

    The children played at a nice floating playground, covered by a roof. Even more important the playground was protected with wirenetting all around, so the kids could not throw the ball in the water, but also not jump or fall in the water theirselves in the heat of the ballgame.

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Phumi Tonle Sab Favorites

  • Going to Tonle Sap

    there is a variety of ways to visit the tonle sap lake from siem reap. The Tonle Sap Lake is located just 8 kilometers south of Siem reap and you can hire a tuk tuk to go there or a taxi or be part of a big tour group or a private tour. Whatever kind of transport you choose, the travel time is roughly 30 minutes along a mix of paved and unpaved...

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  • Houses with Big Wooden Stilts

    The tonle sap lake remains relatively small for most of the year, measuring about a meter in depth and covering around 2,700 square kilometers and just a depth of 2 to 3 meters at it's deepest. However, the river that connects to the lake starts to swell during the monsoon season as water that flows from the Mekong river reverses, helping to expand...

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  • Private Tour Car

    As all of you must know by now, I am an adventurous person and that I can go on a tour by myself or with friends and others but one thing is clear, I don't scrimp on travel except on airplanes hehehe. So here in Siem Reap, me and my friend took a private tour for 3 days around the Angkor Wat Complex, Tonle Sap and Around Siem Reap complete with our...

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