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Old 01-20-2013, 11:27 PM   #30
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Ok ,last installment, the boat trip from Battambang to Siem Reap Highly recommended.
A ferry runs along the river from Battambang through the northern section of Tonle sap lake to about 20kms from Siem reap.
Of course all this varies according to the time of year and how much rain has fallen and the trip can be 8 or 18 hours and you may have to get off and push
In November when this is it's just after the wet season and because this year the rains were moderate levels were about middle of the road.
This trip is described in some books as one of the best for scenery, views of village life and to see how locals use the ferry to receive supplies and visit the major towns from the small floating villages.

Because many paths are made through the mangroves etc that grow in the lake there is a problem with branches whipping through the window which hurts or you could lose an eye ,so at one stage everyone stood in the middle of the boat

picking up supplies from the ferry

bit of a weed problem

another drop off point

and the video. Hope you enjoy.

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