Western Baray

(A FIVE TRUNK location even better for being hand dug 1000yrs ago)



The beach the locals use is at the western end not far from Road 6 (which ultimately goes to Bangkok). We got a moto rickshaw to take us there and the driver, Mr Long, joined me in the water (despite not being able to swim!!!!)


Mr Long and Digger in the Western Baray

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Small sandy beach with gentle access into the large lake. If that wasn’t enough there are cafes, beach huts and you can hire inner tubes. It may look just like any old lake until I tell you it was constructed 1000 years ago by hand to provide water for the intensive cultivation around Angkor and it is an incredible 8km by 2.2km in size.


Occasional boats and a little bit of pollution but nothing to write home about.

Date of Last Swim

Sadly March 2003