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Prek Toal Bird Sanctuary

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Address: Tonle Sap, Siem Reap, Cambodia
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Bird Lovers Fantasy !

While on The Tonle Sap Lake Cruise, i heard of the Prek Toal Bird Sanctuary also located there which required a longer time for a person interested in the winged ones ! With my... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Newdelhi india
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While on The Tonle Sap Lake Cruise, i heard of the Prek Toal Bird Sanctuary also located there which required a longer time for a person interested in the winged ones ! With my interest aroused, i immediately arranged for a visit the very next day,one of the advantages of not taking a pre-arranged conducted tour which takes you along... More 

Siem Reap Province, Cambodia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There were many different water bird species to be observed at the core areas, the rangers are patrolled daily and there were at least 3 groups visiting the colony. We went back from the protected areas and had the great lunch at local restaurant.

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Somerset, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

From the moment our first boat left the dock we started seeing a wide range of different bird types. At the flaoting village we transferred to a much smaller boat and set off through narrow channels through beds of floating water hyancinth. At times the water and skies were full of birds. After approx 60 mins we disemarked to climb... More 

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Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

This day out was organised through our UK travel company as we always enjoy seeing bird life. It was an early start which was good to maximise viewing of the birds but a major limitation was our guide's English which often made it impossible to understand what she was saying. It was lovely to see all the children paddling themselves... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016

This is the real floating village near siem reap. You have to travel a long way from the city in order to see this and you have to get up early to reach there before the sun reaches its peak. The feeling is amazing and the boat ride is wonderful. This place was suggested by Batman Tuk tuk who told... More 

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Brisbane Region, Australia
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Reviewed 9 September 2016

We visited in mid-August before the wet season had really started and the lake water level was quite low (according to the locals). We were driven, over a pretty rough rough, from Siem Reap to Meychrey port, down a canal and past Meychrey floating village out into Ton Le Sap lake and across to Prek Toal village. This took about... More 

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 19 February 2016

It is not easy to reach Prek Toal Bird Sanctuary. It was "low water" season, so first a tuk-tuk ride over incredibly bad dirt roads to the boat landing. Then via the Meychrey Floating Village, over Tonle Sap Lake to the Prek Toal Floating Village, where the office of the management of the Prek Toal Bird Sanctuary is situated. Here... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed 20 December 2015

My son and I are from a city in which we rarely can see birds. It is really amazing to have seen 37 species of birds in one afternoon by strolling around the Lotus fields. The guide has a very strong eye sight to spot the birds and tells their names. He shows us the bird at his strong binoculars... More 

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Reviewed 1 June 2015

Keen to see something different other temples we made the mistake of organising this whole day trip to Prek Toal via the floating villages when we visited Siem Reap last September. At that time of year there is a lot of water and virtually no birds. After a long monotonous boat trip, we eventually climbed up into a tree hide... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 21 March 2015

We had an almost identical experience to that of Ian J on 2nd March. The birdlife was fantastic, amongst the best we've ever seen and the floating village was fascinating. The children were lovely and frantically waved at us as we passed by. We found the journey however somewhat gruelling with the bumpy road and the noisy boat which did... More 

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