Chong Kneas Floating Village

Chong Kneas Floating Village

Chong Kneas Floating Village
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  • Wood77
    Los Angeles, California1,886 contributions
    Not Interesting
    Our boat left from a dock in Siem Reap River and headed into Tonle Sap Lake. Once there, all you see were neglect and dilapidated house boats. There were floating restaurants but we didn’t try any. There were also schools and houses of worship boats. Most interesting was seeing herds of water buffalos grazing along the Siem Reap River.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 11 May 2023
  • Maharaja G
    Bengaluru, India8 contributions
    Nothing good looks like a waste of money
    My wife and I wanted to go to the Tonle Sap lake, the floating village without our tour guide as the driver recommended but when we did I was disappointed. There were only about 30 floating houses and 2 or 3 boats shop sell things, and a crocodiles file. Do not visit this place.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 3 August 2023
  • Jessi
    5 contributions
    Don't go! Waste of time and unfriendly people working with this company!
    One of the worst experiences! Don't go!!! Rented a boat for 28$ (doesn't matter if there is 1 or 8 people on board) and it was promised a 2 hour tour. We just drove to a place were crocodiles were held (in really really bad condition) and where you can buy souvenirs (they try to force you to do that. On the way back the boat driver asked for a tip and when I said no not for that, he got really angry and grumpy... Boat tour was not even 1 hour long and staff at the entrance (security guide and the selling staff) were not helpful at all. Just go if you want to waste your money.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 26 September 2023
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Jessi
5 contributions
Sep 2023 • Solo
One of the worst experiences!
Don't go!!!
Rented a boat for 28$ (doesn't matter if there is 1 or 8 people on board) and it was promised a 2 hour tour. We just drove to a place were crocodiles were held (in really really bad condition) and where you can buy souvenirs (they try to force you to do that. On the way back the boat driver asked for a tip and when I said no not for that, he got really angry and grumpy...
Boat tour was not even 1 hour long and staff at the entrance (security guide and the selling staff) were not helpful at all.
Just go if you want to waste your money.
Written 26 September 2023
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Maharaja G
Bengaluru, India8 contributions
Aug 2023 • Couples
My wife and I wanted to go to the Tonle Sap lake, the floating village without our tour guide as the driver recommended but when we did I was disappointed. There were only about 30 floating houses and 2 or 3 boats shop sell things, and a crocodiles file. Do not visit this place.
Written 3 August 2023
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Wood77
Los Angeles, CA1,886 contributions
Apr 2023 • Couples
Our boat left from a dock in Siem Reap River and headed into Tonle Sap Lake. Once there, all you see were neglect and dilapidated house boats. There were floating restaurants but we didn’t try any. There were also schools and houses of worship boats. Most interesting was seeing herds of water buffalos grazing along the Siem Reap River.
Written 11 May 2023
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Wex T
2 contributions
Dec 2022
People that say you should do this are ignorant. The tour trips are FILLED with scams most of which the people living there don't get a cut of but you don't care right? Make the scammers money but screw the people living there because you want to see...ohhh..you want to see. Selfishness at the cost of others. I went on a research project not as a tourist. I do know of a tour company owner who has the poor take your money and they take it from them. Like the Cartel sending poor people to smuggle their drugs. Let go of this one if you have any respect for those living in those conditions. You make it worse!
Written 8 January 2023
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iwona
Hong Kong, China624 contributions
Dec 2022 • Solo
It’s a must … it’s an eye opening experience for travellers & tourists.

It’s better to wait for more people or come as a group already as then the tickets are cheaper.

I payed 7 US $ and we were there as a group of 4 ppl.

I also bought a painting on a floating cafe for 15 US $ and tipped the captain afterwards as they earn less then 1 US $ for a round trip.

There is a floating church ⛪️ and a floating primary school run as a charity. There are also a lot of Vietnamese families living there not many Cambodian.

You can welcome them saying : xin chào ~ which means hello.

The poverty you’ll see may be quite a challenge for many and yet you may feel grateful for what you already have.

Please, if you can, do tip those people as they live hard lives. They will smile and appreciate it loads.

You can take beautiful photos and videos there.

And a tip : eat before the trip as the food on the floating restaurant is expensive and I wouldn’t recommend it, really. There are better places to dine in Siem Reap.

Have a good experience!
Written 23 December 2022
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k g
4 contributions
Nov 2022 • Couples
It was great to see this unusual flaring villeage, something we do not see very often. Mwhen visiting make sure if you cash on you to tip people but also buy snack, pencils for children that you'll be able to give to children o ce you are taken to the village by small boat.
I had not smelt any foul smell even though it was very hot however you may, which can upset your stone due to lake not being clean.
Again, it's great to see such place and observe how people live.
Written 3 December 2022
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Rea2005
Ulm, Germany9 contributions
Oct 2022
The trip with the boat now costs 25 Dollars per person. This is too expensive to see some houses in the river. It may help the people in the village, but there are other possibilities to help.
Written 9 October 2022
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Amrit A
16 contributions
Aug 2022 • Couples
It is not far from town, just took and 25 minutes drive by tuk tuk and bought tickets $7 pet tickets for sharing boat but you have to wait until till they have 4 tickets bought that you can join. If you don't want to wait, you you to buy in all amounts of tickets for private boat to floating village.
Written 10 August 2022
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Ben
6 contributions
May 2022 • Friends
Accompanied friends on this boat ride on a rainy day. Obviously this is a gimmicky tourist trap, which for the record I am willing to overlook. However, the reason for this review is because our boat guide drove inappropriately under the water conditions and collided with docked boats. He not only endangered his own life he also endangered the residents of the village and of course us, his occupants, on the boat. What really annoys me the most about the whole experience is his inability to acknowledge his folly. He really didn't meaningfully apologize to anyone he endangered or affected.
Written 26 May 2022
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Christopher P
Elk Grove, CA2 contributions
Sep 2020 • Family
Don’t go. Just awful to see my fellow Cambodians be so shady.

Something didn’t feel right while buying rice and water for the children & we were right. They pocket the money and take the supplies back at the end of the day. Hope this gets shut down immediately.
Written 19 September 2020
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