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Kampong Khleang Floating Village

Kampong Khleang is a village in Cambodia, situated on Tonle Sap Lake. Most of the community lives in stilt houses. This creates a unique feeling. Kampong Khleang is a must visit during your trip to Cambodia. But ... what's the best time to visit Kampong Khleang?

Kampong Khleang is a village in Cambodia, situated on Tonle Sap Lake. Most of the community lives in stilt houses. This creates a unique feeling. Kampong Khleang is a must visit during your trip to Cambodia. But ... what's the best time to visit Kampong Khleang?

CLIMATE INFLUENCE ON SAP TONNO

To choose the best time to visit, it is good to understand a little more about the climate in Cambodia. The climate has a great impact on Tonle Sap Lake. Cambodia has a dry and humid period. During the dry period (December to April), the water flows through the Tonle Sap River back to the Mekong River. This is visible in the capital, Phnom Penh. As of May, the wet season begins. The water level in the Mekong rises and the water returns to Lake Tonle Sap. During the rainy season, Tonle Sap becomes the largest freshwater lake in Southeast Asia.

Living in Kampong Khleang, the coast of Tonle Sap

Kampong Khleang lies on the shore of the largest freshwater lake in Southeast Asia. With over 10,000 people, it is the largest community on the bank of Tonle Sap. On arrival you will notice the houses on stilts. An obvious choice to keep your feet dry during the rainy season. In the dry season people move on the land. When the water level increases in the wet season, motorcycles are replaced by boats.

Best time to visit Kampong Khleang

Perhaps you wonder what is the best time to visit Kampong Khleang. The scenery between the wet and dry season is incomparable. Great transformation! The village is always accessible. In the dry season on land and during the wet season by boat. Choose your own preference and decide what is your best time to visit.

Tip: you met the water festival, one of the biggest festivals in Cambodia, is it all about Tonle Sap lake? It's three days in October or November. The exact dates are determined based on the direction of the water flow.

Activity in agriculture and fisheries

When the lake overflows, the floodplain will contain lots of nutrient soil for the fish. The fish can literally fall from the sky (trees) once the water withdraws. The lake has a great contribution to fishing, but in addition, the environment becomes very fertile. You will discover different farming activities. People live in floating villages (such as a small Vietnamese community outside Kampong Khleang). You will see lots of liveliness.

Visit Kampong Khleang

Triple Cambodia organizes a daily trip to Kampong Khleang, the exceptional village on stilts. You will be picked up in the morning. Shortly after getting on the bike and cycling through the rice fields to a local market. Before you know, the cycle tour is over, you're sipping a coconut and getting ready to go to Kampong Khleang. You will have lunch at a local family's house, walk between stilt houses (depending on the water level) and enter the boat. The tour really shows how the locals live, is versatile and well organized. Highly recommended!

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