Tonle Sap Lake

Last Updated: July 14,2020

Tonle Sap Lake, the lake of life in Cambodia, has always been controversial by tourists. Many people are hesitant when planning a route before traveling to Tonle Sap Lake. Is Tonle Sap worthy of a visit? Is the floating village there worth watching? When is the best time to go Tonle Sap Lake?

Tonle Sap Lake, also known as Phnom Penh Lake, is located in the northern part of Cambodia and is elongated in the heart of Cambodia. It is the largest freshwater lake in Southeast Asia. Compared with the urban area, the climate here is more suitable for people to live. The climate of Tonle Sap Lake is divided into a dry season and a rainy season. During the dry season, the lake water will be injected into the Mekong River to supplement the shortage of water in the Mekong River. During the rainy season, the water of the Mekong River surges and the water level of the water surface rises, so that the Mekong River flows back to Tonle Sap Lake. In the dry season, Tonle Sap water level is very shallow, and it is even dried up, the water is more turbid. However, during the rainy season, Tonle Sap Lake has a relatively high water level, so August to February each year is the best season to visit Tonle Sap Lake.

Tonle Sap Lake

Whether Tonle Sap Lake is worth visiting depends on the season. In the dry season, the lake water is dry, but in the rainy season, the lake water will be reversed, and a completely different spectacular scene will appear. In addition to the influence of the season, you also need to consider personal preferences: are you going to take beautiful photos or to see the beautiful scenery, or do you want to take a look at the local life? If you are just for taking pictures purely to see the beauty, Tonle Sap Lake may not be the best place. Because it shows the ruined village, muddy water, and the boat is not the luxury boat type of other islands, just the wooden boat used by local fishermen. The people living in the local village will not become the beautiful background in your photos, and they may also hang their clothes in a mess. However, if you want to see the lives of locals instead of just sightseeing in the attractions, Tonle Sap Lake in the rainy season is well worth a visit. After all, the best travel, in addition to taking beautiful pictures, should also go deep into the local area.

The floating village on the water is a major feature of Tonle Sap Lake. This special cultural landscape attracts tourists from all over the world. All the houses, shops and schools in the floating village on the water are built on the floating platform. The floating village here is built in a colorful manner, and it looks like a painting in the water. In order to adapt to the local weather, these villages are floating on the water in the form of hanging feet, and will also float in the lake area as the water level of the lake changes.

The sunset at Tonle Sap Lake is one of the most beautiful scenery here. Whether it is the rainy season or the dry season, the sunset at the heart of the lake is a pleasing beauty. Especially in the dry season, take a boat into the water forest, watch the sunset in the forest, the whole person will be empty with this scenery.

In Tonle Sap Lake, such a place full of history and a heavy sense, sunsets, villages, and children blend together to make people forget their worries for a short time.

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