For a real slice-of-life Cambodia style, take our TONLE SAP BOAT CRUISE on this immense freshwater sea. Normally 3,000 square kilometers in size, melting ice from the Himalaya Mountains more than doubles the area of the lake each year from July through October. As a result, Tonle Sap is home to numerous floating villages made up of charming houseboats, gas stations, schools, and even karaoke clubs! A haven for wildlife. the lake is visited by millions of migrating birds, especially during the period from December through March.
This morning we will enjoy a boat ride on the Tonle Sap lake. This is the largest permanent fresh-water lake in South East Asia and flows into Tonle Sap River, joining the Mekong in Phnom Penh. We will see a fishermen's "floating village" with floatting schools, floatting police station, etc. It is same as a big village floatting on the lake, and the "village" move from place to place following water levels and curant.
Afternoon, we will visit Siem Reap central market and the Silk Farm in Puok, established by a French NGO to revive Cambodia's beautiful silk production. We can see every step of silk production .