VC18 Tonle Sap Excursion (HD)
Transfer from your hotel to the famous Tonle Sap, the largest fresh water lake in Southeast Asia. You will then take a memorable boat cruise to a nearby floating village and get a glimpse of the everyday life of the local people who dwell in floating shacks. For most of the year the lake is fairly small, approximately only one metre deep with an area of 2,700 square km. However, during the monsoon season, the water is pushed up from the Mekong River into the lake, resulting in an increased area of 16,000 square km and a depth of up to nine metres, ultimately flooding nearby fields and forests. The floodplain provides a perfect breeding ground for fish. The livelihood of most of the local community depends largely on fishing and Tonle Sap accounts for 75 percent of Cambodia’s annual inland fish catch. Return to the hotel later in the day.