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Cambodia is a beautiful country, very significant mysteries for you to explore and live. But few know is that they have a kind of living is very unique – it is the floating house on water. You want to know more about home living in Cambodia by living in floating house. Indochina travel Cambodia

Floating house

Floating house – source: jpgmag.com

When you want to live in a certain country, you will want to find out if the indigenous people live, their culture, population and environmental factors.

Kampong Phluk includes three small villages, are building floating on the water. This village is a cluster of about 16 km from Siem Reap, is one of the interesting tourist destinations in Cambodia. Cambodia travel packages

Local people live in floating village

Local people live in floating village – source: pixabay.com

Kampong Phluk houses were built around 6-12m river to avoid flooding season in the Tonle Sap, Cambodia. People here live mainly on fishing, fishing and earn extra income through tourism. Surrounding the village are the mangrove forests, indigo forests, trees growing in the country closely. You can visit Kampong Phluk small boat, the cost per guests sail in 2 hours is about US $ 6 to 8 USD.

Over the generations, the people living in the floating village in Cambodia was familiar with seasonal ebb tide of the Tonle Sap freshwater is the largest lake in Southeast Asia. However, the trend of modernization and the scarcity of fish stocks is threatening the traditional way of life for generations of them.

Under the accretion of the fertile Mekong, Tonle Sap ecosystem is extremely diversed with approximately 150 species of fish. This is an ideal habitat for hundreds of thousands of people, which only lives in pursuit of a just enough to eat.

Floating market

Floating market – source: hakstour.com

Tonle Sap area is change between dry and rainy seasons. During the peak of the flood, flooded area is possible about 14,550 km2 wide, while the dry season is only about 3,500 km2 under water. The depth of the lake is at less than half a meter, at times up to 9 meters deep, especially in September and 10 annually.

Villagers stand not entirely distant from modern life. Many people have a radio, television, motorboat. Despite this, they still live mainly on fishing and lakeside trafficking. An estimated tens of thousands of people is living in floating villages on Tonle Sap Lake.

Rich natural resources of the Lake has attracted people from all parts sharp enough to pour and form the floating village of floods and forest areas on the Great Lake. Life was hardly changed for hundreds of years. They intentionally live by fishing and fishing is still the main source of income, in addition to net fish from Lake must also mention the cage farming, crocodile farms, breeding snakes, ducks, chop wood, hunt birds and animals and both picked the algae.

 Life on the Lake is very good. Market is always crowded by the tourists, tourists visit floating market is rising, the more forms of selling in the river. There are boats selling bottled water, fruit, dried fish and other items. Residents of both the fishing, fish farming has friends on the river. In the floating village with a library, school, soccer field, the grocery store with a lot of diverse goods.

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