Floating Villages of Tonle Sap Lake, Cambodia

Floating Villages of Tonle Sap Lake, Cambodia

Our first evening in Siem Reap was spent on a boat tour of the amazing floating villages of Tonle Sap Lake.

 

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Lake Tonle Sap is the largest freshwater lake in South East Asia. What is unique about this lake is that this body of water is constantly affected in size throughout the year by the rains and as it gets flooded with water from the Mekong River.

 The floating villages basically follow the water for sustainability as they are all primarily fisherman who depend on their catch for their livelihood.

 

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It’s is eye opening to see how the inhabitants of these roving, floating villages thrive despite their conditions.

 

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Here are some images of how people, live, eat and survive on the lake:

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