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Tonle Sap

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Tonle Sap Lake - Children on their way to school

Tonle Sap Lake - Children on their way to school

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The Tonlé Sap is the largest freshwater lake in South East Asia and is located in Cambodia. On Tonlé Sap lake (near Siem Reap) in the northwest of the country are the Vietnamese floating villages. The lake is covered by a string of floating villages, whose fortunes rise and fall with the water level of the lake. Schools, homes, shops even pubs exist in this floating world to service the inhabitants of these villages. The diversity of structures and reflections of light across the water of the lake make this a picturesque and fascinating human landscape. The lake itself changes in size depending on the seasons from 3,000 to 7,500 square kilometres and is an important sanctuary for a multitude of water birds.

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