Tonlé Sap is definitely one of the essential places to visit when exploring Cambodia. To really do it properly and get the most out of the experience, you need to meet the people who inhabit this floating world, head out with the fishermen in their dugout canoes, and discover the myriad different species of birds that inhabit the lake environment. And you can do all this safe in the knowledge that your presence here will actually be of benefit to the people of Tonlé Sap.
I strongly recommend visiting the islands off the coast of Sihanoukville, Kep and Kampot. These are privileged places, ideal for spending one or more days in order to take advantage of their white sand, turquoise water, and everlasting tranquillity.
As a country wildly different to our own, Cambodia has a lot of things it can teach us, starting with their way of seeing the world, and with a rich human and architectural heritage. One thing is sure, you will have a lot to experience during your time in Cambodia.
You should go if
You want a completely exotic experience, from an exotic culture, to landscapes and climate.
You are lovers of archeology, temples and old stone
You love authentic trips
You want to discover places that have been preserved, like Koh Kong or Mondulkiri