Floating House on Tonle Sap Lake

The Floating Villages of Siem Reap: Poverty in Cambodia

Floating Houses // The Floating Villages of Siem Reap: Poverty in Cambodia

Pretty climbing plants add extra colour to a house built over the Tonle Sap Lake, Cambodia

Pretty climbing plants add extra colour to a house built over the Tonle Sap Lake, Cambodia

Tonle Sap Floating village, Cambodia

Enjoy the cool breeze along the Mekong river as Aqua Expeditions offers a new luxury river cruise down the waters of Cambodia and Vietnam.

Tonle Sap Lake in Siem Reap, Cambodia

Boys playing volleyball in the Tonle Sap River, Kampung Phluk stilt village, Cambodia.

Almost slap bang in the middle of Cambodia you’ll find Lake Tonlé Sap, the country’s largest lake. In fact it is a whopping 2,700 square kilometres! At the north of the lake is the town of Siem Reap and at the south, the Cambodian capital, Phnom Penh.

Tonle Sap - A Guide to the Floating Villages

Almost slap bang in the middle of Cambodia you’ll find Lake Tonlé Sap, the country’s largest lake. In fact it is a whopping square kilometres! At the north of the lake is the town of Siem Reap and at the south, the Cambodian capital, Phnom Penh.

Tonle Sap Lake Cambodia | Siem Reap Angkor | Tours, Boats, Prek Toal, Kampong Phluk, Chong Khneas | Cambodia

Other Things to Do in Siem Reap Cambodia after the Angkor temples. Bird watching, countryside tours, museums, golf and more.

Tonle Sap: The Flowing Heart of Cambodia Queue In November 2005, a fisherman on the Mekong River caught this 400 lb. giant catfish.

Tonle Sap: The Flowing Heart of Cambodia

Tonle Sap: The Flowing Heart of Cambodia Queue In November a fisherman on the Mekong River caught this 400 lb.

Tonle Sap Lake

ocated 17 km outside of Siem Reap are the floating villages of Tonle Sap Lake, the largest freshwater lake of Southeast Asia.

I had heard about the floating Chongknease Village on the Tonle Sap Lake just outside the city of Siem Reap, Camboodia, so I arranged transport and a local guide. I had not expected to come face to face with poverty; the type of poverty where people have no clean drinking water and people must evade the government in order to survive.

The Floating Villages of Siem Reap: Poverty in Cambodia

I had heard about the floating Chongknease Village on the Tonle Sap Lake just…

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