Once we arrived at the huge lake, we then moved nearer to the famous floating village. The houses there floated only during dry season when the lake was shallow. During monsoon period, the houses would be towed away by boats to higher grounds.
There were a school, a police station, a market (or provision shop) and many houses on the water. We did not go to any of the houses though. If you wanted to visit the school, you would have to go to the shop first and purchased some food items to be donated to the school.
We just stopped at one place which was supposed to be a crocodile farm but there were about 3 or 4 crocodiles that could be seen. Then the boat started to make its journey back to the jetty.
|spot the crocodiles|
Other than being the main source of water especially for agriculture activities, Tonle Sap also provides the people of Cambodia with sources of food. We could see some local people catching fish in the water and the water was actually quite shallow.
I was glad to be there on one of the significant landmarks that was only seen on maps in the school Geography books a long time ago. It might just look like a lake but Tonle Sap is the heart that never stops beating for the whole Kingdom of Cambodia.
And here is a short video of Tonle Sap for you.