Tonlé Sap is the largest freshwater lake in Southeast Asia and designated as a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve since 1997. In the capital city of Cambodia, the Tonlé Sap converges with the Mekong river in Phnom Penh. The lake is unique in that it changes direction twice a year, as well as dramatically shrinks and expands in size with the seasons.
The Tonlé Sap is a popular fishing ground, with numerous small family-owned fishing boats scouring the lake. As I went for an evening cruise, my local guide decided to buy a fish for his family from one of the many local boats.Getting closer, this friendly boy flashed me a peace sign when I went to snap a photo.
Boy on the Tonlé Sap lake in Phnom Penh.