From Siem Reap you can make a daytrip to Prek toal to see the impressive water bird spectacle,the pristine flooded forest,the traditional fishing and the traditional floating community.In the dry season(November-March)thousands of endangered species of birds,such as storks,adjutands,pelicans and ibises come to the area to bread in the sanctuary.Around the core area lie several fishing villages comprising 1200 families living in houses floating on a bamboo rafts or in houseboats,an adaptation to the ebb and flow of the lake.