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. Use our Siem Reap trip itinerary builder to arrange your visit to Meychrey Floating Village and other attractions in Siem Reap.
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  • August 6, 2017
    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 »
  • July 21, 2017
    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 »
  • July 21, 2017
    Basically, one can view the life of the locals on the floating village. The life is simple and hard at the same time. One needs to be thankful with what we have  more »

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