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Kompong Phluk

Kdol Village, Kampong Phluk Commune, Prasat Bakong District, Siem Reap Province, Siem Reap, Cambodia
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Ranked #35 of 104 attractions in Siem Reap
Type: Other
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Kompong Phluk is a village on the Tonle Sap Great Lake, a home to families who eke out a living on one of the most abundant inland fisheries in the... more » Owner description: Kompong Phluk is a village on the Tonle Sap Great Lake, a home to families who eke out a living on one of the most abundant inland fisheries in the world. A visit here by boat gives an insight into another world and way of life. The flooded forest around Kampong Phluk is also fascinating, submerged for half the year, the trees have learned to adapt and are an invaluable part of the extraordinary ecosystem here. Beware the toll booth as the fees tend to change. It should be $12, but a commission may be added for your driver. « less
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Miami, Florida
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44 reviews 44 reviews
12 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

I had no idea what to expect when my tour guide listing this activity on my itinerary. Nothing prepared me for the poverty and lifestyle I got to see first-hand. The river was so low, the rustic boat could hardly squeeze by. 600 families, 10,000 people live in this village. It was so interesting! Then, with my guide, we got... More

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Boulder, Colorado
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58 reviews 58 reviews
15 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

There are several villages on the great lake, and some of them are movable and floating, surviving on the water through fishing. These people have adapted well, using boats with car engines mountain on gymbals, fishing in one of the best natural fresh water lakes for fish (although very muddy), and also more recently taking advantage of tourism. They actually... More

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Hong Kong, null, Hong Kong
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

I visited this place alone on 2 April - during a dry and hottest season. I visited Tripadvisor before I planned the trip, though the local people at the hotel tried to dissuade me from going, saying there was no water during the dry season and it was stinky. I still engaged a jeep at the hotel at a price... More

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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63 reviews 63 reviews
20 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 via mobile

It was our first day in Cambodia, and we managed to book this afternoon trip to Kompong Phluk (or Kampong Phulk, which I think is the correct name). We paid USD16pp and were picked up from our hotel. Our tour guide was very friendly and knowledgeable with a good understanding of English. This was an excellent, and very interesting afternoon... More

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Beijing, China
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

I visited this place in early April 2014 (just a few days ago) & had a wonderful time! It was interesting to see the real Cambodian life at the lake. The trip was long (1h from Siem Reap) -- we had take drive down a long dirt road given it was in dry season (where in the wet season you... More

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014 via mobile

We took a trip to the floating villages fully expecting an eye opening experience. It truly was. Yes we paid $20 a person to go in, yes we were taken to a restaurant out on the lake that more than likely was just to get more money from us, yes they sold us a packet of books for $5 to... More

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Kuala Lumpur
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

It is a floating village on the Tonle Sap. On your way to Tonle Sap, you will get chance to see it. A poor village and some Chinese culture sign may found at their house. Please note that view/visit from the boat will do. Many scam might happen if tour guide intro/invite you to visit the school and the village.... More

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Lucinda, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

After spending a couple of days visiting the Temples at Siem Reap, my husband and I wanted to see more of the area surrounding the city. We had heard of a fishing village on stilts, Kampong Phluk, so we arranged with our guide, Seila from Custom Cambodian Tours, along with a car and a driver, to meet us at our... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

I've hesitated wether or not to write a review on Kompong Phluk as it shouldn't become too commercial with more tourists visiting. And it felt a bit like intruding on the locals lives.... However, this is 2014 and I also did research on Tripadvisor and they say the locals benefit the tourists coming so I owe this amazing experience my... More

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Worthing
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121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

While staying in Siem Reap a trip to Kampong Phluk on the River Roluos is a fascinating and welcome variation from all the temple trips. The views from a boat trip give a great close-up view of life by and on the river and although we visited during the dry season when water levels are low, you get a clear... More

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