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Floating Village Daily Tour

Tonle Sap (Boeung Tonle Sap) is the one of largest freshwater in Asia. In Siem Reap City we have some places to visit such as: Chong Kneas, Kompong Phluk, Kompong Kleang, and Mechrey. I’m strongly recommended to visit Kompong Phluk.   Kompong Phluk is a cluster of three villages of stilted houses built within the floodplain about 25 km southeast of Siem Reap. The villages are primarily Khmer and have about 3000 inhabitants between them. Flooded mangrove forest surrounds the area and is home to a variety of wildlife including crab-eating macaques. During the dry season when the lake is low, the buildings in the villages seem to soar atop their 6-meter stilts exposed by the lack of water. At this time of year many of the villagers move out onto the lake and build temporary houses. In the wet season when water level rises, the villagers move back to their permanent houses on the floodplain, the stilts now hidden under the water. Kampong Phluk's economy is, as one might expect, based in fishing, primary in shrimp harvesting.
Kampong Phluk sees comparatively few foreign visitors and offers a close look at the submerged forest and lakeside village life. During the wet season, drive to Roluos village just off Route #6 east of Siem Reap and then take a boat through the flooded forest the rest of the way. During the dry season the road is clear, making the boat unnecessary.