Visitors may like to experience the intriguing life at the Mekong River in Cambodia. A journey along the Mekong River brings a chance to discover in extraordinary comfort and see many of the country’s cultural highlights that make Cambodia holiday destinations.
1. Mekong flooded forest of Ramsar wetland
The Mekong flooded forest is an important conservation area, internationally renowned for its biodiversity and natural beauty. It is a wide expanse of the river, in which large trees have rooted and now grow straight up directly out from the water. This unusual ecosystem is home to a wide range of birds, fish and mammals including many endangered and critically endangered species.
Kayaking through the flooded forest gives you the flexibility to weave amongst the trees, seeing the cormorants, darters and kingfishers at close quarters, as well as the expansive tree roots that follow the flow of the river, and are a particular feature of the area. When the water level is lower, these islands in here are numerous in number and support much of the wildlife such as otters, turtles and lizards that are common to this particular region, not forgetting of course the numerous species of birds that count the rare white-shouldered ibis, fish-eagles and river terns amongst their number. More islands and river channels are exposed and the region takes on a different perspective.