The floating village of Chong Kneas ebbs and flows with the seasonal rains. During the wet season, the houseboats spread out over the lake, while in the dry season, they crowd together. The village has a floating school, church and caged athletic court; several floating restaurants; and even a traveling coffee boat that makes rounds throughout the day!
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Photos from Tonle Sap Lake, Cambodia (October 8-11, 2008)
Tonle Sap Lake is one of Cambodia's more unusual natural phenomena. During the dry season, the lake measures only 2,500 square km, with water flowing away from the lake. During the wet season, however, the Mekong River backflows into the lake via the Tonle Sap River, causing the lake to expand to a massive 10,000 square km.
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