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Kompong Phluk, Siem Reap

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Landmark · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
Explore the floating fishing villages on the shores of Tonle Sap Lake at Kompong Phluk. As you tour the area by boat, immerse yourself in the traditions and lifestyle of the locals, who depend on the lake's bounty. The environmental and education center provides an abundance of information regarding the harbor's natural wonders, its ecology, and how humans influence and maintain the region. Explore the floating city's stilted structures, packed with fishers, craftspeople, boat-makers, and peculiar markets supplied by local crocodile and fish farms. Prepare for haggling and begging, as many retailers and solicitors can get rather pushy. Work out when and for how long to visit Kompong Phluk and other Siem Reap attractions using our handy Siem Reap journey planning tool.
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  • This was a really interesting half day on our last day in Siem Reap. We had nothing organised but a friend of our son offered to take us. We didn't quite know what to expect. After a VERY dusty ride.....  more »
  • I’ve read very mixed reviews about Kampong Phluk/Tonle Sap and we weren’t overly interested in going, being the end of the dry season and the water at its lowest, but we had a couple of hours spare...  more »
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