Tonle Sap Sunsets
Tonle Sap is a large freshwater lake situated not far away from Seim Reap and the Angkor City.
During the wet season the Tonle Sap lake becomes swollen and the people who live there during the wet season move back to the flood plain. Their homes are made of wood and sit upon stilts. Tonle Sap is the largest fresh water lake in the whole of Asia.
In the dry season the lake is 2500km wide and one metre deep but during the wet season the lake expands to a massive 12000 km and three times the depth at least.. The home of the villagers is 16km South East of Seim Reap and the lake is surrounded by mangrove forests. This whole area is the home to a large variety of crab eating birds.
Ang Trapeng Thmor is a Reserve for the Sarus Crane.of which there are 300 of this species and 200 of other wild bird species.
Prey Taol is the Wild birds Sanctuary, it is the home of many of Cambodia's large wild birds and is the perfect home for bird watchers. The best time to see these birds is in the dry season, when the birds arrive to breed. The local people rely on the fish and shrimps which are harvested.