Cambodia in general and Siem Reap in particular are always best-known for the magnificent ancient temples of Angkor. However, there are many other interesting attractions in Siem Reap to see. The things to see are available and varied in Siem Reap, from museums, to traditional Khmer dance, to visits to a silk farm. And one of the attractive things to see in Siem Reap you should try is Kampong Phluk Floating Village. Cambodia Discovery tour
Kampong Phluk Floating Village is a cluster of three villages of stilted houses mounted above the banks of the Tonle Sap, which is located about 16 kilometers to the southeast of Siem Reap. The village contains about 3000 inhabitants, mainly Khmer. The most attractive thing in the floating village is that it is surrounded by flooded mangoes forest and is home to a variety of wildlife including crab-eating macaques.
The only way to access Kampong Phluk is by boat. You will get to the Tonle Sap Lake from the Mad Monkey for 30 minutes and then take a boat trip to Kampong Phluk village for extra 1.5 hours. When you arrive at the floating village, you can visit the restaurants, shops and schools, all of which are moored above the Tonle Sap Lake. Other things to see are to visit the pagoda, meet the local monks, and then board a small oar-boat for a tour to the inundated forest. During your trip, you will get the best insight into the fascinating lifestyle of the locals whose livelihood entirely depends on the flow and ebb of the Tonle Sap Lake. Indochina tours Cambodia
Life in Kampong Phluk can throw you back a few decades. Just a short tuk-tuk ride away from the flashing lights and 5-star luxury hotels of Siem Reap, there is a very different atmosphere here. Kampong Phluk has still kept its authenticity and rusticity. The locals in Kampong Phluk village mainly catch fishes and do other related activities for living. The common sight you can see here is that fishermen and their families use all types of home, which are made floatation devices from plastic bucket to polystyrene squid rafts to catch fishes between sunken trees.
Escaping from bustle city, 5-star luxury hotels or upmarket shopping centers in Siem Reap, a visiting Kampong Phluk Floating Village will be a unique and interesting experience for you. This wonderful thing to see in Siem Reap offers a opportunity to get the best insight into the daily lifestyle of an ethnic group in Cambodia. Furthermore, this experience is also a window into the realities of Cambodian life that will help you get just a little bit closer to understanding the complexities of life in this beautiful country.