Tonl?© Sap Lake
(Tonl?© 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 Tonl?© 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 Tonl?© 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: Tonl?© Sap Exhi
Transportation: The ferry between Phnom Penh and Siem Reap crosses the
lake and docks at the village of Chong Khneas. The Tonl?© 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; Tonl?© Sap exhibition: