Dug by hand during under the forceful direction of the Khmer Rouge, the picturesque baray is now an essential resource for the local population, used for fishing, bathing, rice production and as a general source of water.
The only sounds you’ll hear in such a rural setting are the songs of exotic birds; ironic that something with such a brutal history behind it can be so beautiful. Just three kilometres to the north of Banteay Chhmar, the baray is reachable by moto or you could cycle here.
By Nicky Sullivan
Last updated on 9th September, 2015.