Now that there has been a lot of rain the lake is looking clear and tranquil. When you've looked at all the stalls go down the steps to the hammocks which are under cover and right on the water's edge. Go for a swim and then have a snooze. The hammocks are really comfortable, however, there is a charge for them.
If you like doing your own thing hire a mountain bike in town and take the airport road which is not too bad in the morning but gets really hectic in the afternoon. To return to Siem Reap don't take the track past all the stalls as it is a very long way and very rough and sandy, instead turn right at the top of the hill. You will have about 5 km on a road which turns into a track at times with absolutely no-one. Once you get to the pagoda the road gets better and you can see buffalo and cows and rice fields. Once you get to the end of the dirt road turn left and you're on your way back into Siem Reap. Stop for some food at one of the local restaurants and you will have had a wonderful but tiring day.
Beware though, traffic in Cambodia is very different to Western traffic and you should not go on your own on a track. The whole trip is about 26 km.
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