"Stilt Village of Kompong Phluk" Cambodia Things to Do Tip by piglet44

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when you are tired of temples it's a good idea to take a morning off and go to see the stilt villages on the Tonle Sap lake.We went to Kompong Phluk which is further away from Siem Reap and therefore more difficult to reach but apparently also less touristy than the closer village.WE had to get to the lake by motorcycle because it was rainy season,and then from there take a boat up to the village. It was really interesting on the way to see the flooded forest trees growing out of the salt water,and see all the life on the river.You see floating pig cages, floating washing lines, people fishing and kids playing and bathing in the water.The village itself is small and lots of 'small guides' will be willing to show you round and practice their English on you. The small schoolhouse was interesting too,and if you have the inclination you can try and teach the kids a song.
all very enjoyable. Our guide from Amazing Angkor fixed up the whole thing for us for $65 for two of us. NOt sure if that was a good price but we were happy.It is near the Rolous temple group so you could combine the day with that. Or go to Bantey Sreay afterwards,as we did.

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  • Written Jul 16, 2009
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