Pol Pot Baray

A lake dug by hand

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What we say: 3.5 stars

Rather than being a depressing token of Pol Pot's brutality, the locals we encountered considered this giant artificial lake to be a great accomplishment of the Khmer people.

In addition to being picturesque, the lake is vital to the locals 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.

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