Half-Day Kompong Phluk Village & Tonle Sap Lake – Private Tours
Siem Reap, Cambodia
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1 - 9 person
Kompong Phluk situated almost 30km, east of Siem Reap city and set among lush – sometimes flooded – mangroves, this fishing village of distinctive stilt houses boasts an ever-changing landscape due to Cambodia’s dramatic wet and dry seasons.
Cruise Tonle Sap Lake to Kompong Phluk on a half-day tour from Siem Reap, and explore the largest freshwater lake in Southeast Asia. See communities that thrive at the edge of the water, pass stilt schools and markets, and visit a local home to get a glimpse of daily life and culture. This half-day Kompong Phluk tour includes all activities, as well as pickup and drop-off at Siem Reap hotels, and choose the departure times to suit your schedule. Afternoon tours can also enjoy the sunset.
Explore the stilt-houses village of Kampong Phluk on Tonle Sap Lake
Ride a boat to the village and hire a canoe to explore the forests from August to January
Choose the departure times to suit your schedule
Round-trip hotel transfers from Siem Reap included
VISIT: Kampong Phluk Stilt-Houses Village & Tonle Sap Great Lake
Duration: About 3 hour 30 minutes
Meet guide and driver at your hotel lobby in Siem Reap, Tour run anytime to suit your schedule to the countryside which drive about 45-minutes to the fishermen’s village of Kampong Phluk whose name means 'harbor of the tusks' and Cambodia great lake. Enjoy Tonle Sap Lake, is a lake with no ends in front of you, and birds flying slowly overhead and surrounding with the interesting village. During the dry season (February to July), the village can be reached by mini bus or motorbike, as the – bumpy - road that is normally flooded dries up. In the rainy season (August to January), a short boat ride from the quay, through the wetland area will take you to Kampong Phluk. It is not a floating village but a village on high stilts as well as some floating houses and in spite of fishing is often the privilege of the Vietnamese minority but inhabitants of Kampong Phluk are almost exclusively of Cambodian origin.
The villagers frequently move from house to another house during the rainy season, they live in houses built on stilts and move to small huts near the waterfront during the dry season to do fishing. Arrive at the quay, board a local boat for a 1.5-hour ride on the Tonle Sap Lake as well as village where you will see nature in a way you’ve only seen in picture books, and the tour of Kampong Phluk is worth the extra effort to get there, then we will visit the village, the pagoda on the only butte (the only building which is not on stilts) and see the activities of the villagers who your expert guide will tell you about their culture, the life style, and the ecosystem of this fascinating place. Optional (August to January): you can pay an extra to take a small canoes paddle by villagers, will take you deep into the dense flooded forest. The trees of this forest are perfectly adapted to their unusual existence as they are completely submerged a part of the year.
Return to Siem Reap
Return to Siem Reap and drop off at your hotel or requested drop off point within Siem Reap city center.
Experienced and licensed English speaking tour guide