Chong Kneas is an extraordinary floating village located by the border of the Tonle Sap Lake. Travellers can explore this unusual village which is positioned approximately 30 minutes away from the heart of Siem Reap.
The road leading towards the Chong Kneas floating village is full of paddy fields and stilted houses which provide an interesting prelude to the real attractions. Travellers will also pass the ancient temple located at the top of Phnom Krom hill which is also well worth a visit.
After a 20 minute journey by boat visitors will ultimately reach the great Tonle Sap Lake. From the onset it is noticeable that the village is comparatively small in size and that the water that is found here isn’t clean. The latter fact however doesn’t stop locals from using it for bathing, cooking and washing.
The floating Chong Kneas Elementary School is probably the most fascinating attraction here. It is also among the most well known schools in Cambodia. Children usually arrive and leave the school by boat. Chong Kneas Elementary School also has an interesting basketball court. The court is constructed skilfully with rails on each side. This way, the children and ball will remain within the court at all times.
Apart from the Lake, village and its astonishing school the next big attraction undoubtedly is the Fish and Crocodile farm. Visitors to the Chong Kneas Floating Village usually enjoy feeding the fish at the Catfish farm. The Crocodile farm is also located right next to the fish farm and houses about 10 Crocodiles which present an exciting opportunity to glimpse these dangerous creatures.
Visitors can explore life in this intriguing floating village with its many floating houses and restaurants that present a style of life like no other. To further explore Chong Kneas and its many wonders travellers can stay at a nearby Siem Reap Hotel.There are numerous luxury hotels in Siem Reapthat offer all the comfort for a pleasant and unforgettable stay.