Kompong Phluk Floating Village


Kompong Phluk Floating Village


If you have heard about Cambodia you will think that it is simply a country of the temple and some islands but that is not all about it. It has many other surprises for you. Kompong Phluk Floating Village is such a place where one will go for having some beautiful memories that will stay with us for a lifetime. For almost all the tourists, it is recommended to pay a visit to Kompong Phluk Floating Village. You will have the chance to get close to the local residents and their culture and therefore have an unbeatable time. This floating village will make sure that you will have a luxurious tour and something we call out-of-box things to do in Cambodia. In this article, we will be describing all the highlights of Kompong Phluk Floating Village.
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About Kompong Phluk Floating Village

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This place is located in Siem Reap in Cambodia. It is a combination of three major rivers and is currently hosting around 3000 residents. Due to its geographic location, it has become a convenient place for many fishermen as it is just close to Tonle Sap Lake.


History of Kompong Phluk Floating Village

Once you plan to visit a new place, it is better to know beforehand. Therefore, we will briefly talk about the history of Kompong Phluk Floating Village. Not many years now but it has become this popular. It was a place for the fisherman and their families to live in. After the Khmer Rouge arrival in 1975, it has got quite organized. During the 1980s, it was an inconvenient place to live in as there were not even some services available back then. That situation did not last for a very long time as some aid and non-government organizations appeared there. They initiated many projects including infrastructural developments, building schools, training for fishing and many more. Through those many residents, know how eco-tourism works today.


Location of Kompong Phluk Floating Village

Geographically, it is 16 kilometers away from the Siem Reap but if you travel by road from the city center, it is 31 km away. It is not that difficult to find the direction if you plan to go there through road. You can simply follow the google map.

Geographically, it is 16 kilometers away from the Siem Reap but if you travel by road from the city center, it is 31 km away. It is not that difficult to find the direction if you plan to go there through road. You can simply follow the google map.



Flooded Forests inn Kompong Phluk

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The main attraction of Kompong Phluk is the flooded forests. It has the largest mangrove forest in the Siem Reap region accounting for around 6000 hectares. It is growing day by day as the people of the community allow the conservations and disallow logging.  During the rainy season, you can hire some rowing boats to explore the forests.


Boat Price at Kompong Phluk Floating Village

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There is some specific information that is better to know beforehand so that you do not find it difficult to sort things out. You should be informed that there are two boats to take to roam around by. The first one will take you from where the road ends and will take you to some temples, schools, and pagodas and finally, will get back to you. Usually, the cost price is around USD 20 per head. You should also be informed that the trip duration will be around an hour or so.


Tours in Kompong Phuluk Floating Village

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There is something more in it. If you are very much interested in knowing about Kompong Phuluk you may join the Tonale Sap Experience, which is an initiative for community-based tours. You will have unbeatable opportunities for photo shootings and knowing sightseeing. Some tour guides can take responsibility is a fun and educational way.


How to go to Kompong Phluk Floating Village

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The suggestions we would like to place before you are that you should choose a decent Tuk-Tuk driver. Although there are plenty of tour companies available in the Siem Reap that would promise you to provide you the best services, it is always recommended for you, if possible, to manage the tour by yourself. And with the guidance, you will be able to do so. The first thing you can do is make contact with the staff of your guesthouse. They will help you find the most experienced TUK-TUK driver who will talk on behalf of you and help you pass through all sorts for difficulties you might face.


What to consider

The travelers need to know about what to consider before you make it to a newer place. Here we have compiled some of the information that you may need to consider. To begin with, the costing would be around 30 to 50 USD. This could amount to around USD 18 if you manage it by yourself. Then, the boat rides usually take around 50 minutes to the village and therefore. Thirdly, know that there are two more villages beside the Kompong Phluk Floating Village- Kompong Khleang and Chong Khneas. So, we think if you are adventurous enough to explore beyond what the common travelers do, you may put them in your choice list. Finally, for now, the Kompong Phluk Floating Village is home to around 3000 inhabitants, which accounts for the highest number of people living in a floating village in and around Siem Reap.


Knowing the Life in the Floating Village

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While you will visit this floating village, you will experience the life of this floating market by yourself. Despite that, we are pointing out some of the information. The life of this floating market is super happening. You will see people busy with their daily activities. Animals are also living in a floating boat. Overall, the experience would be just one-of-a-kind for sure.


Finally, if you visit Kompong Phluk Floating Village, it will surely add a new dimension to your perspectives. You will not only learn to appreciate the beauty of nature but also the diversity and the hardship lives face on a floating village.

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