Perhaps it feels like a stretch to call the Tonlé Sap a street. But like the Bayou Lafourche in Louisiana, in Cambodia, the Tonlé Sap Lake/River is both main street and, meeting up with the Mekong at Phnom Pehn, an interstate. In addition, it is the heart and lungs of the country's agri- and aquaculture and the wellspring of the Khmer Civilization. (See Travel> Cambodia>Countryside.)
Here in monsoon season, the high ground where people live and cattle huddle runs straight as a line.