Visit The Tonlé Sap
Uniquely, the Tonlé Sap River, a tributary of the Mekong, reverses its flow twice a year - an effect caused by high water levels in the Mekong and seasonal rain that pushes water back up the Tonlé Sap.
During this time its size increases significantly, taking up as much as a seventh of Cambodia's land area at its peak. This process is a blessing for rice farmers and fishing communities who live on floating houses on the lake.
Visits to the floating villages and bird watching for cranes, storks, pelicans and other species are popular activities on scenic river cruises.
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Following the brutal years of the Khmer Rouge regime, Cambodia has bounced back. Uncover the country's fascinating and sometimes turbulent history as you discover that although compact, Cambodia contains a wealth of riches and treasures way beyond its diminutive stature.
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