Tonle Sap Lake the largest lake in the whole Indochina. The main attraction of the Tonle Sap are two floating villages which move on the lake depending on the spill.

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Tonle Sap Lake in Cambodia on the map

In the dry season it reaches the area of about 2,500 square kilometers and a depth of 1-2 meters. In the rainy season, the lake area is greatly increased to 16,000 square kilometers and reaches a depth of 10 meters. Lake is 10 km away. south of the city of Siem Reap.
The main activities of the inhabitants of the floating villages on Tonle Sap is fishing. Most residents spend most of their lives in the "water" and many years did not set foot on land. Tonle Sap Lake is a kind of Asian Venice, with certain reservations, of course, attract tourists with its uniqueness and flavor. But with the influx of tourists, many residents began to adjust to the new conditions of life, and most likely in connection with this, after a certain time, the Tonle Sap with its citizens will lose their identity and become a tourist attraction.

I visited the Tonle Sap lake in 2011, here are photos of travel

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CambodiaAccess to the cost $ 2 per person and ticket $ 20 per person. Boats rolled tourists on the lake. Boats equipped with a motor.

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That's one of the boats went to take a guided tour with tourists on the lake.

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Locals began to adjust to the new conditions of life, provide the kind of service to tourists. For many, it is easy to go to jump from one boat to another with a basket of Pepsi-Cola.

ТоелесапCatholic Church.

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Boats with oars main way to get around the local residents on the lake.

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These are pets in the water villages on the Tonle Sap lake.

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One way to make some money from tourists.

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To move around the lake, some people use conventional pots.

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The fact that the exotic travel, for local routine.

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On the Tonle Sap lake there is even a basketball court.

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Near the completion of the space trips is growing a large number of lotuses.

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Lotuses

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For little money you can buy something like nuts, lotus, who personally did not impress me.

 

 
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