Boeung Tamok or Boeung Kobsrov is the largest natural lake in Phnom Penh, located on the northwest side of the city, along the Win-Win Boulevard. The lake covers a total area of 3239.7 hectares, spanning 2 Khans, 6 Sangkats and 25 Phums. The lake boundary was officially demarcated in 2016, when the Royal Government of Cambodia declared Boeung Tamok Lake as state public property, consisting of a total area of 3239.7 hectares. This was later revised at least 17 times. Surrounding the lake, there are around 300 families and 1,000 people, many of whom earn a living through fishing, aquaculture farming, and home-based businesses. Most of the families live in poorly constructed, dilapidated housing, with around 30% of families living in makeshift shelters. In addition to human habitation, Boeung Tamok is also home to a vibrant and diverse ecosystem of birds and fish.
Contact for more information:
Mr. Soeung Saran, Executive Director of Sahmakum Teang Tnaut (STT)
Ms. Athina Wilson, Program Advisor of Sahmakum Teang Tnaut (STT)