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“Stunning floating/stilted village”
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Kompong Phluk
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Kompong Phluk Village and Tonle Sap Lake Half-Day Tour From Siem Reap
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Private Tour: Beng Mealea Jungle Temple and Kompong Pluk Floating Village
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Kompong Phluk Half-Day Tour from Siem Reap
Ranked #61 of 182 things to do in Siem Reap
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Kompong Phluk is a village on the Tonle Sap Great Lake.
Reviewed December 24, 2011

We recently visited Kompong Phluk with a tour guide arranged through our hotel (Golden Temple Hotel). After the 45 minute drive out to the boat area, the cost to visit the village and flooded forest was $20 per person for a 2 hour tour on a private boat. We felt it was well worth the money and were very pleased with the visit. The boat ride was very enjoyable and relaxing, with an opportunity to see the everyday ways of life in the village area (fishing, kids going to school, people doing their laundry). The floating village is actually stilted houses rising out of the flooded waters and it is a visually stunning site to see. The flooded forest area is just beyond the village and was also quite a site. Overall, this was one of the highlights of our Siem Reap visit and provided a nice break to all the temples. I would highly recommend a visit!

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Reviewed December 20, 2011

You can visit Komplong Pluk shortly and you will see a strange place from your boat or you can spend a night over there at a homestay and you can enter into a different realm. If you have time and money - quite expensive - I suggest the second option. Their way of life is so different the village is so amazing... Homestay is the best way to live the life of the local people for a while or at least have a close look on it. Early morning fishermen are leaving the village to catch fish or schrimps,then students in uniform are leaving the houses and rowing on boats to school, traders are coming and selling goods from their boats. At the morning you can visit the school and the temple. During the day the village is calm in general except the "main" street where several turist boats are moving back and forth. Spend this time in the hammock at home. Afternoon you can visit the mangrove forest by slow boat see the fishermen and you can also go out to the lake to see the sunset. The people are friendly and our hosts were also kind. Try to speak with locals it is worth the time (you need a guide, for sure). Meals were modest but nice. You can buy some drinks in the village but I suggest to bring some bottled water there. They use mosquito net so sleeping there is not an issue, higyene was not a problem (toilet and "bathroom") but do not swim in the water in the village.

If you listen and watch carefully you will see an amazing world inside the village and beautiful nature outside. Talk to your guide and be "social responsible".

2  Thank Zsolt P
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Reviewed December 19, 2011

by car and then boat it took about 45 minutes from Siem Reap, but well worth the time. boating slowly through the village gave a great feeling for the local culture. we had lunch on a "boat restaurant" [Tonle Sap restaurant] the food was the best we had in Cambodia and the staff friendly and fun - speaking very good English. highly recommend this place.

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Reviewed November 27, 2011

Beautiful village on the river. Schools and some temples. Very peaceful, try the sampan ride.

Thank Min H
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Reviewed October 31, 2011

I took a wonderful tour with Villa Siem Reap, or Beyond Unique Escapes, for $32 per person and it was well worth it. A friendly and entertaining guide, and an unforgettable trip out on the massive, and flooded Tonle Sap Lake (which is more like the ocean).

The Kompong Phluk floating village is unlike anything I've ever seen before; a whole community of people living on the flooded Tonle Sap Lake, and yet in the dry season, they are suspended in houses set on stilts. When we visited they were inundated with water, and we sailed past houses, where children fished from their doorsteps and floating supermarkets brought food and necessities from door to door.

The flooded forest is also a brilliant experience, where you float on a small wooden boat through a world of tree trunks and branches. Birds, frogs, rats, spiders and snakes can be seen if you look carefully enough ... and sailing through the tops of trees is quite surreal.

Had an amazing adventure with this company and would highly recommend it to anyone. The floating village is definitely not to be missed, and provides an excellent day's adventure away from the temples. Packed lunch, drinks, pick ups and drop offs, and all transport and tickets included in the very resonable price!

9  Thank T M
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