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Chong Kneas Floating Village, Siem Reap
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Cycle around or take a boat tour of Chong Kneas Floating Village, where hundreds of boat houses make up one of the many floating household settlements close to Siem Reap. Expect to encounter extreme poverty and poor living conditions, which may make this an uncomfortable visit for many. You'll get a sense of the life here, which depends on the unpredictable lake, touring sights such as a floating classroom of an elementary school. Watch water buffalos shoulder-deep in mud, and imagine life in a shack on stilts stuck in the lakeshore. Plan your visit to Chong Kneas Floating Village and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Siem Reap holiday planner.
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  • We spend a nice time in this village but I pence that it's of to our tuk tuk driver who we to served as a guide, who was very nice and we have pay $ 8 (after a very fast negotiation, the starting price was $ 10) go back from our hotel located 22 km from the village. As had said us our tuk tuk driver before you take us to the village, we had to take a boat to $ 20/person (non-negotiable) makes it quite expensive for the ride. The boat was not luxurious but it was very typical so that we more. The driver of the boat do we not addressed a words but he well conduise. We wanted to eat, so we know order in a restaurant on the Lake very nice but not cheap ($ 12 for 2 with a small flat each, a small bottle of water and a beer in a can). Then small stop on the Lake, I do not really understand why we were arrested we would have preferred to take a ride on the Lake. We leave and we land in the village, after a few steps a young girl comes we talked, in order to sell us textbooks for school children. We declined are insistent offer repeatedly and she ended up leaving. Then return to port, total duration of the ride about 2 - 2.5 hours. I include any negative opinions (even if we have not dealt with as many begging and fake whimpers that some). In my opinion much screw it behind all this so distrusted you is expensive and the experience can be very unpleasant. Balance sheet: $ 62 for 2 and 3: 00 - 3:30 visit trip included, it's expensive for the small budget and what is.
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  • The story of how people were living here was somewhat interesting; however, nothing much to see here aside from water and some mangrove (not sure if it's called that). 
  • It was nice to drive out of town and see rice fields and people outside the city. It was also worth getting on the boat ride and seeing how people live, fish, shop and go to school living in floating ...  more »