Meychrey Floating Village, Siem Reap

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Experience a unique way of life and learn about fishing communities at Meychrey Floating Village. This floating village sits on the edge of a man-made canal, with the residents relying mostly on fishing and tourism to get by. As you explore the river by boat, you’ll get a glimpse of everyday life on the stilted houses, as well as seeing a school packed full of studying students. Bird-watchers will also revel in the chance to spot an abundance of bird life while floating along the river. Sadly, due to the construction of dams upstream, global warming, and overfishing, the fish stocks are declining at an alarming rate, leading to high levels of poverty in the area. Using our world travel planner, Siem Reap attractions like Meychrey Floating Village can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • The Mechrey floating village is the amazing place which can escort us to meet experience of fishing, life on the lake as we can visit good view of natural tree in the large lake in Cambodia, ancient p...  more »
  • We visited it with a group of about 20 tourists on a boat. The smell of the water is awful when you start the tour. The water looks grey and polluted. Later it gets better. You see the families in the...  more »
  • I hope I have the name of the village we visited right as I must confess I didn't actually catch the name. However the village we went to had a huge common area with shops and a crocodile pen on the s...  more »

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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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