Tonle Sap Lake Photography Tour

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What To Expect

Visit Siem Reap's greatest places and temples mostly unknown by tourists plus see the village of Kampung Phluk. Take beautiful photographs at the great Tonle Sap lake, the largest lake in South East Asia, and its surroundings


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  • Learn how to take amazing pictures of the great Tonle Sap lake and its surroundings.

  • Get the chance to photograph the Khmer people living in Kampung Phluk during a typical day

  • Guaranteed Small Group Tour with a maximum of 6 guests in order to allow participants to get utmost attention and take the best shots.


Photography Workshops in Siem Reap
Departs From:
Siem Reap
Meeting Point:
Hotel pick-up
10 hours
daily at 9:00 AM
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The tour will start in Siem Reap where you can opt to take studio work shop or roam around and visit temples mostly unknown to tourists. Afterwards, we head to the great Tonle Sap lake, the largest lake in South East Asia and one of the most beautiful places for photographs apart from the Angkor temples.

We will be seeing the village of Kampung Phluk with all its colorful houses built on up to 10 meter high stilts. If you have a long lens (200 mm and above) and a little luck, you will be taking pictures of wild animals, birds and snakes.

In the evening, we will be watching and taking photos of the sunset at the lake.

This tour includes a short introduction into camera handling where the basic functions behind a camera's manual settings (aperture, shutter speed, ISO, metering modes, and white balance) will be explained. In addition, we will also talk about proper composition and framing. We will tell you the very basics of artistic elements you should look out for.

  • Introduction (Approximately 2 to 3 hours)

The tour starts with a visit and taking pictures of the Old Market and some temples and pagodas in Siem Reap town. We see the traders offer their products and have a look how the monks live, meeting them for photos.

  • Tonle Sap lake (Approximately 5 hours)

While driving down to the lake we will stop at interesting places to take pictures and experiment with filters, long exposure and water reflections. At the lake, we will board a boat to see the village of Kampong Phluk - the village on Stilts. We have the chance to see and photograph locals during their typical working day. In addition, we can also visit the flooded forest. In the evening, we will go to the open lake to photograph the sunset.

  • Drop off at your hotel will be at around 20:00.

The tour covers following camera related topics:

  • Manual camera settings - how to use aperture, shutter speed and ISO

  • Insight into light metering, auto versus manual focusing, white balance, and advanced camera settings

  • Long exposure photography and HDR photography

  • Hands on trial with photographic filters such as gradient filters, ND filters and polarization filters


  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off

  • Transportation via TukTuk


  • Entrance ticket and boat going to the lake (20 USD / person)

  • Personal expenses

  • Tips and gratuities

  • Optional activity costs

  • Meals and drinks

Please Note

  • Camera equipment is needed. Tripod can be provided if you can't bring your own. Please indicate request upon booking.

  • Tour will be operated as a guaranteed Small Group Tour with a maximum of 6 guests.

  • The following information will be required upon booking:

  • Type of camera you will be bringing

  • Photography skill level

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation: 61 days or more prior to start date of activity.
  • 100% Cancellation Fee (no reimbursement): 60 days or less prior to date of activity.

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