If we take a boat trip north from in front of the Royal Palace, where the four rivers, the Upper Mekong, the Lower Mekong , the Basac and the TonleSap meet, we will see wonderful views on both sides of the Tonle Sap. The landscape along the river bank is green, because of the trees that hide the fishing villages and the fiekis that lead to the jungle.
The Tonle Sap is one of the biggest river in Cambodia. It is also the name of a shallow take, which is the largest fresswater resource for fishing in southeast Asia. Many fishermen catch many different kinds of fish there. There are five provinces around the Tonle Sap lake. They are Kampongchnang, Pursat, Battambang, Siem Reap and Kampong Thom.
During the wet season, from June to October, the flood waters of the Mekong flow into the Tonle Sap, which then flows from north into the lake. That increases the size of the lake, but in the dry season, from November to May the Tonle Sap flows from north to south. When this happens, the fishermen catch fish in the river so that they can start to produce "Prahok". It is also the time for people to prepare for the Water Festival.