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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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  • although I would recommend doing this do not expect something from by gone days, I would now guess that most of the villages income comes from tourists and not fishing  more »
  • The tuk tuk cost $15 us the boat cost $30 us and then I found out you could catch a water taxi for $6 so don't let them tell you that you have to take a boat .the trip was ok was supposed to see the s...  more »
  • This was an extremely interesting and eye-opening experience. Yes they are poor. But pay attention..........they are also happy. Their lifestyle is fascinating. I've read a number of reviews that desc...  more »