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“Houses on high stilt”
Review of Kompong Phluk

Kompong Phluk
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Kompong Phluk Village and Tonle Sap Lake Half-Day Tour From Siem Reap
Ranked #57 of 180 things to do in Siem Reap
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Kompong Phluk is a village on the Tonle Sap Great Lake.
Siem Reap, Cambodia
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“Houses on high stilt”
Reviewed 27 April 2012

l like this one very much because local people there are very friendly but they don't access to medical care. We should support this village.

Visited April 2012
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“A real eye-opener”
Reviewed 23 April 2012

This fishing village was worth the visit as it gives a clear and vivid picture of life in and around water. The children have nothing but they are happy

Visited April 2012
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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Nice Place”
Reviewed 18 April 2012

The most surprising. It is an isolated fishing village, which must go by boat, with about 8 meters high houses on wooden sticks that will not be flooded in the rainy season. Live "floating in the water." It is not only a unique landscape, elevated houses, is to see how they live in a so so different from ours. Floating wooden crates for pigs, small floating fish farms, fishing different types ... Wonderful. It is something completely different, its worth even if it means taking time to see temples, when you see several contributing less and less,

Visited December 2011
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Mannheim, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“How to avoid Phluk Scam”
Reviewed 13 April 2012

We heard that tourists are charged 15$ each to by boat tickets at a ticket counter short after Rolus and found that inappropriate as we heard from others and saw in Google Earth that there is a road going to the village on dry season. We asked around and did it as per follows:

We took a Tuk-Tuk and said we wanna go to Kampong Phluk. The one at the hotel asked for 18$, we heard its only 10$ and grabbed one from the street and agreed about 10$.

Once we arrived at the Boat-Ticket Counter they said we must by boat ticket each person 15$. But we know that we were in the dry season and the tuk-tuk can drive into the center of Phluk.

We said we don't want a boat ticket, but they insisted that the tuk-tuk is not allowed to continue ride if we don't pay. Well, we got off and said we gonna walk the last 6 km to Phluk and walked away on the road. 5 Minutes waking and our tuk-tuk driver catch up and begged us to pay 5$ more (total 15$) as he had to pay 4$ toll for this road and have to bring us further. Whether true or not I can't say, however we agreed and we continued the travel. At the drop off for the boats we saw there was so less water in the river that one boat with tourists stuck several times ... and its only another 1km on the dry road to Phluk ... so why should one take boat in the dry season ... definitely a different story in wet season.

We enjoyed the stay there but did not go to the mangrove as it was hot and noon, the small boats didn't have a roof and we are told that the water is extreme low and therefor this highly recommended activity suffer from that. But its for 5$.

We went back without any further problems.

About the 15$, we heard that should be in fact for one group ... and should be splitted to 8$ for the boat and 4$ for road toll and village entrance fee. However, charging it for each person is the scam here, otherwise the price would be reasonable. At wet season we head you can pay the boat man directly after avoiding the ticket counter.

But you might have to be willing to walk or grab another motorbike which did pass by frequently.

Visited April 2012
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“Interesting Place to visit”
Reviewed 12 April 2012

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Kompong Phluk and I would definitely recommend this to all to see how the lakeside Cambodians live. It is amazing, the houses are suspended on 10 meter stilts. As we visited during the dry season the river was low so we did not see the houses floating but still a worthwhile experience. Interesting to see the people working along the river, fishing, repairing boats and go about their daily lives. The cost of the trip was $20US per person which I feel was reasonably priced for an hours trip. Access to boats was a little difficult as there is no boat jetty. Our guide Dee came with us and provided us with a wonderful insight to daily life along the water. The people were all so friendly - waving and saying hello. People with children would also enjoy this trip lots to look at - animals, boats, children. Excellent educational experience.

Visited April 2012
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