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. Work out when and for how long to visit Kompong Phluk and other Siem Reap attractions using our handy Siem Reap journey planning tool .
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  • Riverside stilt houses are quite surprising, wonderful pictures of this fishing village. The price of entrance gives access to the boat with driver for more than 3 hours. Quite reasonable.
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  • We went to Siem Reap in dry season, so the owner of the Inn that we host had already warned us that we would be there and the stilts would be well above the level of the river. First a little trip through the countryside, until we reach where a plane! Had rained one day before so much mud. We arrived at the place of loading and a Cloudburst.. Since we didn't know if it would be fleeting or take, we decided to risk doing the tour anyway.. buy some disposable raincoats and off we went on this adventure! What to say ... too much garbage, poverty but at the same time seeing several children playing by the River, many stilt houses adorned with flowers, we realize that people are still happy with what little we have. We stopped for a snack in the middle of the river and we were a little out there enjoying the tranquility of the landscape. If you want to know a little of the Cambodian reality, is worth the visit!
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  • I absolutely loved visiting this location! My family all thoroughly enjoyed it as well. We attended in the dry season and still found it a very worthy trip. I look forward to going back in the wet sea...  more »
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