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Tonlé Sap Biosphere Reserve

Cambodia

National Parks

About Tonlé Sap Biosphere Reserve

The Tonle Sap Biosphere Reserve is located in the Northeast of Cambodia. It includes the Tonle Sap Lake, the most extensive freshwater lake in South-East Asia, which is located in the centre of the Tonle Sap Basin. It is surrounded by the Dong Rek Mountains to the north, the Cardamom Mountains to the southwest, and other small hills to the east that separate the basin from the Mekong River.


Attractions near Tonlé Sap Biosphere Reserve

Phnom Kraom17.84km from Tonlé Sap Biosphere Reserve

Phnom Krom is a hill located about 12 kilometers southwest of Siem Reap, and is home to a spectacular Angkorian temple built in the 9th century, called Prasat Phnom Krom. The hill is also the best spot to catch the sunset in the Siem Reap area, which can be enjoyed from a beautiful pagoda at the top of the 140-meter-high hilltop.

Angkor National Museum26.45km from Tonlé Sap Biosphere Reserve

Angkor National Museum is a must-visit attraction in Siem Reap if you’re looking to learn about the ancient Khmer civilization and Angkorian temples. Located along with Charles de Gaulle Boulevard, this 2-story museum houses 8 galleries with over 1,000 artifacts that are categorized according to era, religion, and royalty.

West Baray26.59km from Tonlé Sap Biosphere Reserve

The largest artificial reservoir in the Angkor Park called the West Baray is located near Angkor Thom city. In ancient times, the Baray was supplied by freshwater that came from two main sources: The Siem Reap and Puok Rivers. The reservoir was probably built by the great king, Suryavarman I.

West Mebon (Baray)27.23km from Tonlé Sap Biosphere Reserve

The West Mebon is a temple at Angkor, Cambodia, located in the center of the West Baray, the largest reservoir of the Angkor area. The temple's date of construction is not known, but evidence suggests the 11th Century during the reign of King Suryavarman I or Udayadityavarman II.

Angkor Wat30.22km from Tonlé Sap Biosphere Reserve

Largest religious monument in the world originally constructed early 12th century as a Hindu temple dedicated to the god Vishnu for the Khmer Empire. It was gradually transformed into a Buddhist temple towards the end of the 12th century.

Phnom Bakheng30.22km from Tonlé Sap Biosphere Reserve

Phnom Bakheng, the state temple of the first Khmer capital in the Angkor region, survives as one of the world’s greatest architectural treasures. The Temple of Phnom Bakheng was constructed between the late ninth and the early tenth century by Yasovarman I as the centerpiece of his new capital, known as Yasodharapura.

Where is Tonlé Sap Biosphere Reserve

Discover more attractions in Battambang Province, where Tonlé Sap Biosphere Reserve is located

Battambang Province3 attractions

It is also called "the rice bowl of Cambodia". The province features a range of cultures as well as natural resources. Seventy-five percent of the area is jungles and mountains.