Highlights

  • Witness the daily life of the river people at close range as you cruise along the Sangker River.
  • Visit floating villages and an ancient pagoda and see how life revolves around the water.
  • Cross the great freshwater Tonle Sap Lake, home to water birds and creative communities.

Local Life Discovery on Sangker and Tonle (Battambang – Siem Reap)

Tour Overview

In the morning board the private traditional wooden boat for the cruise along the Sangker River from Battambang to Siem Reap.
The journey takes you through the lush scenery of protected wetlands. Watch the fishermen as they throw their nets into the rust brown water. As the boat navigates its way through wide waterways and narrow canals get a glimpse of daily life on the riverbank. Women washing their clothes in the water, and children splashing in their watery playground.

Stop for a short time at Bak Preah boat station. Back on board enjoy a picnic lunch as you relax and take in the picturesque views. You will pass by villages where the buildings are balanced on long wooden poles in the river, and others where the houses float on rafts on top of the water. Visit a floating school and the ancient pagoda of Wat Chheu Khmao, which means ‘black wood pagoda’.

After a while the river opens up into the Tonle Sap Lake, a vast inland sea. Here you will find Prek Toal floating village, whose stunning location is the home of a freshwater bird sanctuary. Visit the Saray community and see how they weave dried water hyacinths into handicrafts that are then sold in their floating shop. After crossing the great lake you will arrive at Chong Khneas, another floating village just on the outskirts of Siem Reap.

 

Additional information

DestinationsCambodia
CityBattambang, Siem Reap
DurationFull Day
ThemeArts & Culture, Boats & Cruises

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