Tonlé Sap Lake
(Tonlé Sap Lake) is one of the largest
freshwater lakes in Asia, and boasts a rich and diverse eco-system.
Inhabitants include birds, fish, crocodiles, turtles, macaques and
otter, as well as villagers living in stilted or floating houses.
The Prek Toal Bird Sanctuary in the Tonlé Sap Biosphere Reserve is
home to ibis, stork, pelicans and fish eagles; the best time to
view these birds is in the dry season. There is also a Tonlé Sap
Exhibition in Siem Reap, showcasing Khmer heritage through a
display of the local people's culture and environment.
Address: The lake is about 9 miles (15km) south of Siem
Telephone: Tonlé Sap Exhi
Transportation: The ferry between Phnom Penh and Siem Reap crosses the
lake and docks at the village of Chong Khneas. The Tonlé Sap
Exhibition is on the road to Angkor Wat, just past the Jayavarman
Opening Time: All attractions are open daily, though the exhibition
is closed between 12pm and 2pm
Admission: Chong Khneas floating village boat tour: US$6; Prek Toal
Bird Sanctuary entrance: US$5, tour US$15-25; Tonlé Sap exhibition: