Prek Toal Bird Sanctuary in Siem Reap

Prek Toal Bird Sanctuary, located inside the Tonle Sap Lake Biosphere, is known as the most significant nesting place for big waterbirds in Southeast Asia. Within Tonle Sap’s great expanse, there are three separate ecological spheres. Prek Toal, with its 31,280 hectares of lowlands and swamps, is the ideal shelter for a variety of birds and it’s also the most accessible from Siem Reap.

Related post: Nature and Wildlife in Cambodia

With a large number of uncommon breeds concentrated in one tiny region, it’s an ornithologist’s dream, including the enormous lesser and larger adjutant storks, the milky stork, and the spot-billed pelican. Even the inexperienced will be astounded by the size of these birds’ wingspan and the size of their nests.

What is the best time to visit

It’s difficult to determine the best time to visit the Prek Toal bird sanctuary. The ideal weather is during the post-monsoon season, when the sky is clear but the streams are overflowing. However, there will be fewer birds to observe. The migration typically begins in December. So the months of December to February are excellent for a visit to Cambodia’s Prek Toal bird sanctuary.

Related post: Best Floating Village in Siem Reap

A tour to the sanctuary also lets you see the magnificent floating village of Prek Toal, which is far more rewarding than the over-crowded, scam-ridden Chong Kneas in Siem Reap. A portion of your admission fee goes to teaching children and villages about the value of the birds and the unique flooded-forest ecosystem.

Recommended Tours

Popular Tour

Floating Village & Sunset Boat Tour

From$75$60
Duration: 5.5 hours
Meal Included:
Everyday: 1:30 pm - 7 pm
0
Best Seller

Siem Reap Countryside Discovery

From$60
Duration: 5 hours
Meal Included:
Everyday: 8 am - 1 pm
(1 Review)
Best Seller

Angkor Sunrise Jeep Tour

From$99
Duration: 9 hours
Meal Included:
Everyday: 5 am - 2 pm
(1 Review)
Best Seller

Angkor Sunset & Boat Ride

From$79
Duration: 5 hours
Meal Included:
Everyday: 2 pm - 7 pm
(1 Review)