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Tonle Sap is lake and river system in Cambodia and designated as a UNESCO biosphere in 1997. This incredible ecosystem is the largest freshwater lake in South-East Asia which, in the dry season, drains into the Mekong river at Phnom Penh and shrinks dramatically. The area is characterised by the houses raised on stilts to cope with the dramatic changes in water levels. Tonle Sap is an essential source of fish for Cambodia and supports over 3 million people.

This picture was taken about 45 minutes drive south-east of Siem Reap. We were in a very rickety and small tour boat and were the only passengers.

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Additional Photos by Ann Jackman (annjackman) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1465 W: 0 N: 3496] (17387)
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