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travel42 Port Guide: Tonle Sap Lake

Tonle Sap Lake travel42 Port of Call Guide

Also known as Grand Lac, Cambodia's Tonle Sap Lake is the largest lake in Southeast Asia. It provides much of the country's food. The lake's depth reaches 45 ft/13 m during the monsoon season, but during the dry season it recedes, and rice is grown in the lake bed. You can arrange a trip, usually to see floating Cambodian and Vietnamese villages, from either Phnom Penh or Siem Reap. The southern tip of the lake begins about 75 mi/120 km northwest of Phnom Penh.

Near Tonle Sap is a bird sanctua...

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