Tonle Sap

Tonle Sap - Chong Khneas

Chong Khneas is the floading village at the edge of the lake closest and most accessible to siem reap if you want a relatively quick and easy look at the Tonle Sap boat tours of Chong Khneas are available departing from the Chong Chneas boad docks all day long Take a motodup or taxi the 11;15km from siem reap to the boad docks where there are always boats waiting for passengers A two-hour boat trip through the floating village runs around $20/pax and the boats may carry as many as 15 other people The boatman will probably point out the differing Khmer and Vietnamese floating households and the floating markets clinics school and other boatloads of tourists Chong Khneas while interesting is over touristed and is not as picturesque as floating villages further afield The trip usually includes two stops one at a touristy floating fish and bijd exhibition with a souvenir and snack shop and the other at the Gecko Environment  Centre which offers information introducing the ecology and biodiversity of the lake area