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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
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Siem Reap, Cambodia
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

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

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank ulric2016
Reviewed 24 December 2018

I just said it! They offer a boat ride if you so fancy it but otherwise it is just a water body with bus loads of tourist from...

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank K Y T
Reviewed 23 November 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Juliana L
Reviewed 15 November 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Angela W
Reviewed 11 June 2018

This is somewhat out of the way and not easy to fing but a nice experience away from the typical tourist experience

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank traceyh117
Reviewed 2 May 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank Deiseboyz
Reviewed 25 April 2018

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

Date of experience: January 2018
2  Thank TonyR3365
Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank LanceG244
Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

They are from China .She's my friends .We went to West Baray and Took a boat to the temple in the middle of the water.We all very happy. Thanks for trip....

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank pdam2016
Reviewed 22 January 2018

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

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank 957hermannm
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