Floating in Tonle Sap

Tonle Sap or commonly known as “Great Lake” is a large fresh water river in Cambodia. It’s about 15-20 minutes by Tuk-Tuk from Siem Reap. During the dry season, from November to May, the water drain’s into Mekong River and during the rainy season backs up and becomes and enormous lake.

There are several group tours that you can find around the Old Market which cost from $13-$15 per person that is already including pick up from your hotel and boat fare. If you want a more private tour like what we accidentally did, you can take the Tuk-Tuk and get the ticket at the port for $20 per person. We asked our hotel to negotiate the Tuk-Tuk for us, so we paid $8 for the whole day. The Tuk-Tuk driver went with us during the tour. The boat driver was also our tour guide for this trip.

Let’s start the tour.


Boats waiting for the tourist.


The floating basketball court.


The floating school.

The floating convent.

The floating residence.

The children in the floating school.


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