Frequent question: What is the biggest lake in Cambodia?

Is Tonle Sap dirty?

The Tonle Sap, a combined lake and river system that swells in the rainy season to form Southeast Asia’s largest freshwater lake, has for generations supported fishing communities living in floating villages of moored houseboats. … Resident Keng Chin said the Tonle Sap water is too dirty even to wash clothes with.

What is the largest freshwater in Asia?

The Caspian Sea is not only the largest lake in Asia, but also the largest in the world. Followed by the Baikal which is considered the deepest and the largest freshwater lake in the world.

Largest lakes in Asia based on area (in square kilometers)

Characteristic Area in square kilometers

What animals live in Tonle Sap Lake?

The Tonle Sap Great Lake floodplain supports more than half of the world population of a Critically Endangered bird, the Bengal Florican. There are also many other threatened or important species including Sarus Crane, White-shouldered Ibis, and Greater Adjutant.

Is Tonle Sap worth visiting?

The floating villages on Tonle Sap are worth a visit, but be warned that the locals don’t much like all the visiting tourists. This was the only place in Cambodia I visited where the children were not full of smiles.

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Which is the best floating village in Cambodia to visit?

Kompong Khleang is the Best Floating Village to visit in Siem Reap. Here are 6 Reasons Why.

  • You’ve been to the temples, checked out the Old Market, and have some time left to see one of Cambodia’s unique floating villages. …
  • Kompong Khleang is the Least Touristy: Chong Kneas has been designed to be a major tourism center.

Why does the Mekong River flow backwards?

Monsoon winds from the southwest bring a rainy season to Southeast Asia between May and October every year. The Mekong River swells so much that the Tonle Sap River is actually forced to flow backward, northward away from the sea.

What is unique about the Tonle Sap River?

TONLE SAP (north of Phnom Penh) is the largest freshwater lake in Southeast Asia at the end of the wet season but is only a large lake in the dry season when it shrinks to a fraction of its wet season size Stretching almost all the way from Phnom Penh to Angkor Wat, it provides water for half of Cambodia’s crops, and …