Meychrey Floating Village, Siem Reap

2.4
#7 of 17 in Parks in Siem Reap
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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  • A rather long, dusty and bumpy car ride (from Kampong Chhnang) brought us to the office of Natural Community Based Tourism Merchrey (clean toilets but stock up on tissues). Another 20 km (passing farm...  more »
  • We really enjoyed the village. Unfortunately, the water layer and is therefore quite what junk washed ashore but it gives a fine view of how people live there. We have delicious eaten on a floating restaurant. As always lots of friendly people. Despite the cost, I think the visit worthwhile.
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  • No tourist crowds, like at Chong Kneas. In the Meychrey we were 6 (8 guests can be in the boat max) more or less the only tourists. We have been beset by organized children beggars, not to visit a tourist attraction have graced any crocodile farm and had also not feel otherwise. You drive an hour and a half hour boat. Water and beer are included. You mess once on-site for a pee break. It was not cheap however. It was still worth to watch live, what one knows otherwise only by Galileo. The adventure travel co. - tour desk is in the d & c ' d Cambodia hostels. The above tour takes place only on Thursdays!
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  • Highly recommend! Less pollution than Chong Kneas
  • I give this a 5 because we came here not for the tourism part of it. Mr Sophal has an outreach here and has a great heart for the people of this dynamic community (who moves with the swelling of the water). The kids who graduate from the primary school here can proceed with their education in Siem Reap through Sophal's ministry.
  • It is very interesting to see how people live in floating village. There are homes, shops, school in this floating village.
  • A village that floats. People shop from their boats.
  • really worth visiting
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