Kampong Pluck is a commune and village about 20 kilometers to the Southeast of Siem Reap Town in northern-central Cambodia. The name means “Harbor of the Tusks”. The people there depend largely on fishing and tourism for their incomes. Cambodia Discovery
Kampong Pluck consists of three small villages which all are built above water. There are about 3,000 villagers, primarily Khmer, most of who live in stilted houses on the Tonle Sap. Many are fisherman, but some, whose houses are located a bit further out, also farm. There is no running water in the village so the residents rely on the water in the lake for all their washing and cooking needs. They have what they need to get by. Flooded mangrove forest surrounds the area and is home to a variety of wildlife including crab-eating macaques. Travel to Cambodia
Despite the growing flow of tourists, Kampong Pluck has kept a lot of its authenticity and its visit is overall a nice experience. The village itself is a friendly place, where most of the houses are built on stilts of about six meters high, almost bamboo skyscrapers. It looks like it is straight out of a film set.
There are 2 ways to get to Kampong Pluck. One is to come via the floating village from Chong Kneas nearly whole day trip by boat and the other is come via the small town of Rolous group on the highway 6 pass through Lolei temple.
It is unique because twice a year the flow changes directions and the size of the lake changes dramatically. The lake drains into the Mekong River during dry season (November to May) and the water returns in wet season forming an enormous lake once again. Kampong Pluck will appear differently depending on the season you visit.