Kompong Phluk is a floating village positioned in Siem Reap Province in the northern central part of Cambodia. Travellers can enter the floating village from the Tonle Sap Lake. It is located about an hour’s boat ride away from the boat harbour in Chong Khneas.
It is estimated that Kompong Phluk is home to approximately 3,000 people of which most live in stilted houses and their main source of income is tourism and fishing.
During the tour to this exceptional floating village, travellers will get the opportunity to stop by at the GECKO Environmental Education Centre. It is a place that provides valuable insights on human societies and distinctive ecology of the Tonle Sap. The GECKO Environmental Education Centre is also a floating structure and is ideal for those who wish to enhance their knowledge on how it is to live on the lake.
Another intriguing stop on the way to the floating village is the Crocodile and Fish Farm located at Chong Khneas. Those who are keen on large size snakes and crocodiles will find the Crocodile and Fish Farm an ideal place to visit. However, for those who are not all that interested on these fierce species will still have lots to do at the souvenir shop and viewing deck. Here travellers can purchase souvenirs and gifts and take some memorable photographs of the journey.
Travellers to Kompong Phluk will be able to witness the ordinary daily life of the villagers. Visitors will pass floating homes, floating schools, boat makers, fishermen and even floating spirit houses. Travellers will also pass through the flooded forest and stilted houses of the floating village.
Visitors can easily explore Kompong Phluk and see how life goes on in this unique floating village, by staying at a Siem Reap Hotel. For instance, Raffles Siem Reap is a one of the better Hotel in Siem Reap that offers a perfect blend of warm hospitality, friendly service and modern amenities.