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Tonle Sap Lake

Tonle Sap Lake is one of the biggest natural fresh water lakes in Southeast Asia, located in the central of Cambodia. Five provinces surround this giant lake: Siem Reap to the northeast, Battambang to the west, Pursat to southwest, Kampong Chhang to the south, and Kampong Thom to the east. It connects to Mekong River in Phnom Penh. Between Nov – Jun the water flows from the lake to Mekong River, covering an area of 3,000 square kilometers. From July – October the water flows back from Mekong River to fill the lake, covering an area of 12,000 square kilometers.
In the Tonle Sap Lake of Siem Reap Province there are 4 floating villages: Chong Kneas, Kampong Phluk, Kampong Khleang, and Mechrey. These four floating villages have become tourist sites since 1994, allowing international tourists to learn about local people living in stilt houses and floating houses in Tonle Sap Lake.
With Merry Travel Asia, our clients to visit Mechrey Floating Village. Though far it is the most authentic and has fewer tourists.
Merry Travel Asia’s Tonle Sap Lake tours include a boat ride sightseeing to visit floating villages and may combine with kayaking, a one night stay in a floating house as well as bird watching in the Prek Toal Bird Sanctuary where we can spot several species of water birds like the Spot Billed Pelican, Oriental Darter, Milky Stork, Painted Stork, Greater Adjutant, Black headed Ibis, and Lesser Adjutant.

Tonle Sap Lake Tour through Merry Travel Asia provides experienced tour guides to bring tourists to visit the floating villages in Tonle Sap Lake to experience the local lifestyle and culture with additional adventures kayaking and birding. Our guides have been trained in eco-tourism and green environment systems in order to deliver the sustainable tourism.

Merry Travel Asia offers these Tonle Sap Lake Tours:

Sunrise breakfast boat ride on Tonle Sap Lake
Sunset champagne boat ride in Chong Kneas Floating Village
Half day boat ride tour to Floating Village
Half day tour of kayaking to Mechrey Floating Village and mangrove forest in the lake
Full day tour of biking through the remote villages and a boat ride to two floating villages in the lake
2 days of kayaking and birding with one night stay with locals in floating house
Full day tour bird watching in Prek Toal Bird Sanctuary