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Cambodia – Tonle Sap

Tonle Sap - Lake

Five provinces circle the area of Tonle Sap Lake, more than three million of population inhabited around the bank of the Lake.
The Lake is the largest fresh water in South East Asia and is one of the most unique ecological water wonders in the world. It changes in size and
dimension every wet season.

With the continuous change of the water level, the people who live on the lake have to move their houses away when the water level goes down. Whole villages including schools, shops, churches and pig farms are getting pulled away to a place where the water is still high enough to float.

In 1997 the lake was designated as a protected area under UNESCO’s Man and Biosphere programme.

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