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A giant reservoir constructed during the Khmer Empire, measuring 8km long by 2.1km wide (or almost 2,300 Wembley Stadium football pitches). Its purpose at the time it was constructed is still not clear, and the original hypothesis, that it was used...more
I took my children here last year on a Saturday and it was chaos. People selling everything and not enough room to relax and unwind.
This time we went on a Friday and it was perfect. The children got to safely enjoy the water (swimming...More
I like to see and do things locals do. This is a water reservoir that supplies most of Siem Reap and where many locals go on weekends for their way of partying. In Cambodia there is so many of the "made for tourist" things, this...More
We hired a scooter and drove out to the reservoir. A bit hair raising but we survived! We bought a grilled chicken and rice from a vendor who showed us down a ladder to some waterside platforms where we swung in a hammock and swam...More
Man made reservoir but really big. Khymer from Siem reap use this as their version of the beach. About 10kms outside of city. Really worth a visit. Lots of people swimming here. Fairly safe. Boats for hire here. Plenty of local cuisine here street food...More
Took a couple of tuk tuks out to west baray. Its a short run out of SR .
You pull into a big car/bus park where there are plenty of stalls selling food and clothes .
I was in the company of some Khmer and...More
It's amazing how big this man made lake is. You can go and get a lunch under a shelter on the water's edge and relax in some hammocks. Also inner tubes for hire to use for when you take a dip. Water looks quite clean....More
An American friend and I walked around the lake. We started at 7 am and finished at 12 am. You really have to be very fit, especially after 10 am when it starts to be hot. Make shure you have enough water on you and...More