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Address: | Lower Mekong Basin, Siem Reap, Cambodia
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0962233559
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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At 4,000 square miles, this is the largest lake in Southeast Asia.

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Kompong Phluk Village and Tonle Sap Lake Half-Day Tour From Siem Reap
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Sunset Dinner on Tonle Sap Lake with a Floating Village Tour
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Kompong Khleang Floating Village from Siem Reap

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It is interesting to see how the water people live, but it is also at times difficult to see. I saw people crapping next to people netting fish. Lots of garbage and some really... read more

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This was a waste of $30 and an evening. The water is full of silt and opaque. The ride out to the floating village is unimpressive at best. The guide was annoying. Unlike floating villages in Peru this is NOT an indigenous culture, but simply people too poor to live on the mainland. They also try to get you to... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The 45 min Tuk tuk drive was probably the only (kind of) interesting part of the trip. We paid $20 pp for a ticket for this tour. Immediately after we paid. A woman asked how much we paid because she saw online it was only $10pp. Then she told us they were charging them $15pp . So basically the price... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It is interesting to see how the water people live, but it is also at times difficult to see. I saw people crapping next to people netting fish. Lots of garbage and some really stinky areas.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Was really disappointed, not at all what we expected. The lake is very big, but the water is all muddy and dirty. Was grossed out every time water splashed into the boat. Stopped at a floating 'restaurant' which sold some overly expensive souvenirs and drinks and had the dirtiest toilets ever. The only interesting part was seeing the floating village... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We decided on this trip because we were all templed out. Walking through the village to pick up the boat was real culture shock. The children all seemed happy, there was a lot of them, but the work load of the villagers seemed immense. The temperatures were hot and the villagers were sat under the stilted houses preparing the fish... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We decided to do this tour last minute. We enjoyed it very much. It gave us much insight to how the Vietnamese live on south east Asia's largest lake on house boats. Interesting to see the boat children's playground, boat temple, boat church, boat market and boat restaurants. I'd recommend this to anyone with an extra day after seeing temples.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited this lake as part of the Kampong Phlouk floating village tour....fresh and clean waters....

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This tour was part of a larger small group tour's itinerary.It was a boat ride out a tributary into the large, large lake. Passing houses on stilts, riverboat houses then to the Vietnamese floating village.There were floating community centres, churches and schools, kids rowing from school. As we slowly circled the boat houses ingenuous ways of making life onvthe water... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Tonle Sap is a huge freshwater lake. Our trip was not what we expected. It was disppointing and costly for a two hour trip to see a floating church, police station, school and shop. Positives - Boat captain spoke English, was knowledgeable about the Lake and it's inhabitants and answered our many questions. Negatives - $20 per person. souvenir and... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We took an afternoon tour from Siem Reap and ended up at a floating restaurant on Tonle Sap for sunset. There are a few of these places where you can have a meal or a drink and once you are there you can realise how big the lake actually is as we could see nothing but water in the distance.... More 

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