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tonle sap lake

Posted by dixonstreet on 7/6/2008 at 15:47

thinking about going out tomorrow,or monday.does anyone know of a group that can hire us with driver a boat for 2 days?we want to camp out in a local village and do some fishing,swimming ect

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Posted by Mamabelle on 7/6/2008 at 18:09

Have you seen the lake?

Personally nothing would entice me to swim in there.:-)

Will be interested in hearing how you get on?

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Posted by Mamabelle on 7/6/2008 at 18:14

A great place to visit and to swim is the Kulen Mountain.
You will need to hire a car for a day.
One of our favourite places :-)
And it is cooler up there :-)

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Posted by dixonstreet on 8/6/2008 at 10:49

hi Mamabelle,nonot been out on the lake yet,thanks for your advise,we are going to Kulen Mountain today,well the taxi guy not here yet? will spend the day up there.tomorrow we are heading out for 2 days on the lake so will be interesting

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Posted by somtam2000 on 9/6/2008 at 18:07 admin

Sorry for the late reply!

I'd swing by Two Dragons Guesthouse in Siem Reap -- ask to talk to Gordon (the owner) and tell him Stuart at Travelfish suggested you contact him -- I did a boat trip with him when I was last in Siem Reap across to the other side of Tonle Sap -- could be just the kind of thing you're after -- just make sure he has a GPS this time!

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Posted by figenways on 10/6/2008 at 15:51

a group of us did a 2 day trip last week included an overnight stay on an old riverboat in the middle of the lake the first day went to kompang phluk than onto another one further up the river,the second day at prek toal where the bird sanctuary is.we had a local guide.the cost was $75 per person included pickup from hotel meals and drinks plus overnight accommadation in double air cond cabins.check out there website also ok for fishing as fish where jumping onto the boat and swimming in the rivers was cool .unlike the lake where it is brown

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Posted by dixonstreet on 12/6/2008 at 11:51

thanks everyone for your advise,we travelled up to kulen mountain,2 hour drive but well worth it,relaxed had great food and cool drinks the water falls where amazing and very cool for swimming,we did not what to leave,the park fees where $20 per person and the taxi for all daywas $40 but a long way to drive so worth it,we did 3 days and 2 nights on the tonle sap lake yes it was brown lol,but an amazing place visited chong khneas,kompong phluk,kompong khleang and prek toal,the flooded forrest the rare birds where great,the river system was cool and plenty of swimming fishing and relaxing,stayed overnight on an old riverboat in the middle of the lake it had air cond cabins and ensuites so was very comfortable,back in hotel now relaxing and drinking beer.the hotel is called the palm village resort,its a bit out of town but nice bungallos,pool and nice khmer owner,taxi driver to the mountains is very talkitve but knows hes stuff,hes name is mr tar 012 689 393 the tonle sap was done by tara riverboats, there drivers and guides where locals that where born there and speak english well.the palm village is a great place to stay and there website is

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Posted by Archmichael on 22/10/2010 at 10:21

Somtam: re: your message of 9 June '08 (ancient history now, I know), is your friend Gordon still active there? We're headed that way in late January of 2011 and are looking at various ways of getting out on the lake and seeing villages, birds, life on the lake.


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