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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  • Nice walk to boat to discover the floating villages. A bit touristy, but not too crowded...
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  • A great trip out by boat to the floating village. Must be sure you have plenty of time to see the whole place. Also be sure to stop at the shop in the floating village and buy something. They have cro...  more »
  • I have never been anywhere like this. It is poor, dirty, polluted yet beautiful. We visited the school and the store. The whole thing is surreal, everything is floating on incredibly muddy water. Will...  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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