The sunset in Lake Tonlisa is watched by people on the water. Whether Khmer people or Vietnamese people live on the water, the soul will be shocked by the sunset. Every corner of the poor country is shining with a unique light. Many years later, when we come back, we hope everything will change for the better.
Siem Reap tourism must go to one of the attractions, sitting on a boat daze is worth it.
The Donglisa River is the largest freshwater lake in Cambodia and Southeast Asia. It is also the first river in the world to reverse its flow due to different seasons. Phnom Penh, the capital of Cambodia, is located on the Tonlisa River. Every year during the rainy season from June to September, the Mekong River flows into the Donglisa River, causing the Donglisa River to surge, with a large amount of water and a turbid yellow water quality. During the dry season from December to May of next year, the water of the Donglisa River flows into the Mekong River to supplement the water of the river. Going to Phnom Penh, you can enjoy the scenery along the Donglisa River by the second-floor cruise boat. The Grand Palace of Phnom Penh is located in the area along the river, and you can also enjoy the scenery of the Donglisa River in the sunset in the evening.
Tonlesa Lake, also known as Phnom Penh Lake, is located in the northern part of Cambodia. It is located in the heart of Cambodia and is the largest freshwater lake in Southeast Asia. The lakeside plain is flat, broad, 500 kilometers long and 110 kilometers wide. It runs from northwest to southeast across Cambodia. It meets the Mekong River running through Cambodia in Phnom Penh. It is like a huge green jadeite inlaid on the land of Cambodia, which provides a solid resource guarantee for the development and prosperity of the Khmer nation and is the "Lake of Life" of the Cambodian people. On the morning of the last day, we took a boat tour of Donglisa Lake, just after the dry season ended and the rainy season did not begin. The water level in the lake was very shallow. Unfortunately, our boat was stranded and we had to turn back halfway. But under the blue sky, the Yellow Lake water and the unique people on the water left a deep impression on us. Cambodian schools have half-day classes, so many children come out to help their parents and earn tips. Just like the boat we were on, the two sons of the boatman helped together on the boat. Give the boat guests a shoulder pinch, about a minute, not to look small, but also have a look, after massage to 1000-2000 Rier, even if the reward. In the midst of stranding, children also went down to the lake to help pull the rope around. From their dark faces, they could not help but see the hardship of life.
The Donglisa River is Cambodia's largest river. It is a busy transportation channel. There are cargo boats running through the river and cruise boats full of tourists. In the river, there are water filling stations for ships to refuel. Downstream of the river is the huge Donglisa Lake.
The Donglisa River divides Phnom Penh into two sides. Our hotel is on the other side of the river. Every day, we can take a free ferry to the other side. The palace, the National Museum and the duty-free shops are opposite. The scenery of the river is beautiful at sunrise and sunset.