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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 #31 of 97 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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Northern VA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

I definitely wanted to visit one of the floating villages in Cambodia but kept hearing about mediocre / poor experiences and ripoffs so I did a lot of reading around to see if I could find something decent. I read a couple positive posts about people making a booking through the Two Dragons Guesthouse and how much they liked it... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Go for this instead of the overly-commercialized Chong Kneas.. Calm river, stunning view of houses on stilts and people who live and do their living there..

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We were very fortunate to have gone during the rainy season and our tour guide told us that it was raining heavily a week before. There was water everywhere even at the place where the tour car was parked and Tonle Sap lake expanded further during the monsoon season. For us, it was a sight to behold. To see how... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

The ideal time to go here is when the homes are on water. This happens during the high season, meaning when the lake is high due to rains. I was here in June and the water was not very high, so the homes were on stilts on solid ground. I hired a driver and we drove the car right up... More

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Evergem, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

I think its a must see when you are in Siem Reap, it shows you how poor people lived on the outside of the town. I wrote lived because not all peopel are poor here but it gives you a good impression. I was there in dry season so not much mangrove forest, just normal walk trough the area. Nice... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014 via mobile

We heard that it was the wrong time of year to visit, but our local guide said that was rubbish. He said "it is low season, which means minimal tourists and a unique experience" and he was right. We did have some unscripted dramas that added to the experience. A fire had broken out in the village so the locals... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Kampong Phluk (also spelt "Pleuk"). We hired a car for the day from Siem Reap ($35) and visited both this and Chong Kneas floating village. Would definitely recommend Kampong Pleuk and say you do not need to visit Chong Kneas as well as you will visit a floating village on this boat trip (a... More

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Bend, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Not for the food but for the atmosphere - sitting on a floating restaurant on the lake, amazing;) The boat ride here was like a sad Jungle Cruise, seeing the poverty, but worth every penny. Did not go on the mangrove cruise, (they will stop and try to force you to pay extra to do it, but beg off needing... More

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Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

This visit to Kompong Phluk and the Tonle Sap Lake was one of the highlights of our visit to Cambodia. Fortunately we didn't experience any of the scams some reviewers experienced. Our hotel organised the transport and warned us to be careful to buy our tickets at the "right" places which meant pre purchase before we got to the boats.... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

I spent half of today 29 April going to Komping Phluk. I read in Lonely Planet and Trip Advisor to avoid Chong Kneas the closer of the floating villages. I opted to go by Tuk Tuk $15 USD rather than air conditioned car although my guide Polin has both. We drive for about 1.5 hours purchasing a boat ticket for... More

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