Tonle Sap Lake (Big Fresh Water in Asia)
Tonlé Sap Lake is one of the largest freshwater lakes in the world, cyclically swelling from 2700km² in the dry season to 16000km² during the monsoon. Floating fishing villages dot the semi-submerged forest that line the rim of the lake, offering an excellent place to see lakeside rural Cambodia and a unique ecosystem rich with birds and other wildlife. Boat trips through these areas run for two hours. The lake is 35 minutes south of Siem Reap.