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Kompong Phluk, Siem Reap

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Explore the floating fishing villages on the shores of Tonle Sap Lake at Kompong Phluk. As you tour the area by boat, immerse yourself in the traditions and lifestyle of the locals, who depend on the lake's bounty. The environmental and education center provides an abundance of information regarding the harbor's natural wonders, its ecology, and how humans influence and maintain the region. Explore the floating city's stilted structures, packed with fishers, craftspeople, boat-makers, and peculiar markets supplied by local crocodile and fish farms. Prepare for haggling and begging, as many retailers and solicitors can get rather pushy. Put Kompong Phluk into our Siem Reap holiday planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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Siem Reap offers attractive accommodations on every budget. Inexpensive family-run guesthouses provide clean, private rooms with access to the host's wealth of information. Hostels catering to backpackers cluster around the old market squares. Four- and five-star resorts welcome guests to retreat from the city into sleek modern interiors or rustic village havens, while mid-range hotels with sparkling pools fill in the spectrum. All can be booked online in advance, but with the abundant options at hand you shouldn't have much trouble finding a room upon arrival.
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  • We combuned this with anther trip and travelled during dry season so the mangroves weren't flooded but on the upside we had the boat to ourselves and our guide. Yes as others have said you have to pay...  more »
  • We came here because our guide from Angkor Tuk Tuk Travel pushed heavily on visiting the floating village. We came here as we did not plan for an alternative site (we did the 2 day tour). But since we...  more »
  • I was with one friend and we drove nearly 2 hours of motorbike just to have a look of floating village by the side. But i was asked to pay for entrance fee of $5 if i am not go with their boat tour. T...  more »