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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  • I only made it to the ticket counter. The price is 20$ for one person. If there are 4 people in a boat, it‘s 16$. This is what the guy behind the counter told me. Then a local guy showed up, positione...  more »
  • Experience the life of how people from this floating community live through looking while you are guided on a rowing boat with ladies from here.  more »
  • Had I read the reviews beforehand I probably would not have done the trip as we have two little kids and the idea of an ancient boat driven by a child and with no life jackets on board would have put ...  more »

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