FULL DAY TOUR KAMPONG PHLUK VILLAGE

Code
DTSR11
Tour route
Kampong Phluk Village
Duration
8 HOURS
Start/End
8 AM / 5 PM
Tour type
Day Trips

Kampong Phluk 1

Kampong Phluk is a cluster of three villages of stilted houses built within the floodplain of the Tonle Sap about 16 km southeast of Siem Reap. The villages are primarily Khmer and have about 3000 inhabitants between them. Flooded mangrove forest surrounds the area and is home to a variety of wildlife including crab-eating macaques. During the dry season when the lake is low, the buildings in the villages seem to soar atop their 6-meter stilts exposed by the lack of water. At this time of year many of the villagers move out onto the lake and build temporary stilted houses. In the wet season when water level rises again, the villagers move back to their permanent houses on the floodplain, the stilts now hidden under the water. Kampong Phluk’s economy is, as one might expect, based in fishing, primary in shrimp harvesting.
We will drive to Roluos village just off Route #6 east of Siem Reap and reach the port we will the take a boat through the flooded forest the rest of the way to the village. During the dry season the road is clear and you can drive all of the way to the village. Return back to your hotel.

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