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Kampong Phluk floating village

Kampong Phluk is a set of three villages of slaughter houses built within the floodplain about 16 km southeast of Siem Reap. The villages are mainly Khmer and has about 3000 inhabitants among them. The flooded mangrove forest surrounds the area and is home to a variety of wildlife including monkeys eating crab.

Kampong Phluk is a set of three villages of slaughter houses built within the floodplain about 16 km southeast of Siem Reap. The villages are mainly Khmer and has about 3000 inhabitants among them. The flooded mangrove forest surrounds the area and is home to a variety of wildlife including monkeys eating crab. During the dry season when the lake is low, the buildings in the villages seem to rise above their six-meter stilts exposed by lack of water. At this time of year, many villagers move to the lake and built temporary homes. In the wet season, when the water level rises, the villagers return to their permanent homes in the floodplain, the stilts now hidden underwater. The economy of Kampong Phluk is, as might be expected, based on primary fisheries in shrimp harvesting.

Kampong Phluk sees comparatively few foreign visitors and offers a close look at the submerged forest and village life on the lake. The area can be reached by boat through Chong Khneas or by road. Make arrangements through your tour operator's tour company, or charter a boat on the docks of Chong Khneas. During the rainy season, head to the village of Roluos, just off Route 6, east of Siem Reap and then take a boat through the flooded forest the rest of the way. During the dry season the road is clear making the boat unnecessary. Much of the road has recently been improved, now paved for most of the way.

Kompong Phluk Floating Village is a permanent floating village, and is about 25 kilometers east of Chong Khneas. Here is a much better option for you to visit a village on the lake. Kompong Phluk is only accessible by boat. Kompong Phluk is a relatively small village that provides a very good view of the village lifestyle of Tonle Sap. This village exists almost exclusively in fishing and related activities. The houses are built on stilts up to 10 m high, and the village is surrounded by a flooded forest.

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