Things to do in Kampong Phluk

Our most recommended things to do in Kampong Phluk

Siem Reap: Kulen Mountain, Beng Mealea, and Tonle Sap Tour

1. Siem Reap: Kulen Mountain, Beng Mealea, and Tonle Sap Tour

You will be picked you up from your hotel at 8:00 am and take you to purchase a ticket of Kulen Mountain. We will then head to Phnom Kulen National Park for approximately 1 hour. This journey takes you through rural Cambodian villages, where you may observe locals going about their everyday lives and admire beautiful landscapes such as rice paddies and traditional dwellings. Stop off at the Palm Sugar Village and witness how Cambodian people make their own sugar to supply their families and villages. Afterward, we continue to the hilltop of Phnom Kulen, and our knowledgeable local guide will take you to the most spectacular tourist attractions in the national park, including the largest and most beautiful waterfalls, the reclining Buddha sculpture, and the River of Thousand Linga, which was constructed in 802 AD. In the afternoon, we will have lunch at the local restaurant before heading to Beng Melea, the mysterious 12th-century temple in the middle of the jungle. This temple is heavily overgrown with vegetation, trees, lianas, and mosses. This temple is surrounded by a rainforest due to it being abundant for over 300 years. When it is not fully restored, many local and international tourists fall in love with the area. Continue to take a local boat from the ferry to explore the famous floating village of Kampong Phluk. There, you can see firsthand what everyday life is like for the many families who make their living primarily from fishing. Most families live on the lake shore in brightly colored houses on long poles, so the high water levels are not a problem during the rainy season. Explore the flooded mangrove forest surrounding the area, which is home to a variety of species, including crab-eating macaques and 3,000 inhabitants. We will then take you to visit a Buddhist monastery built on an artificial island. Drop you off at your hotel.

Siem Reap: Kampong Phluk Floating Village Tour with Transfer

2. Siem Reap: Kampong Phluk Floating Village Tour with Transfer

The floating village of Kampong Phluk is 28km east of Siem Reap and set among lush, often-flooded mangroves. This fishing village of distinctive stilt houses boasts an ever-changing landscape due to Cambodia's dramatic wet and dry seasons. On this small-goup tour, get an up-close view of the lifestyle and culture of this unique south east Asian lake community. Far from being a 'human zoo', the people of Kampong Phluk are, for the most part, thriving and happy to see foreigners. They are always ready with smiles and you'll find the children in particular are friendly and inquisitive. Their lifestyle is sustainable and self-sufficient and tourism is an important part of the local economy. Our expert Khmer guide will enrich your experience and give you insight into the way of life of these communities. Chilled water is provided throughout, and charter boat is the perfect way to experience the mighty Tonle Sap! Our guide and driver will collect you from your accommodation prior to the start of the tour. Next we head to Roluos, a small town on the way to the Tonle Sap, where you'll explore a traditional, authentic Cambodian market and have the chance to try delicious street food. After that, we head to the waterfront, where you'll hop into a charter boat to continue the journey by river. Meander amongst the stilt-houses and see the locals going about their business. After that, we disembark at a stunning Hindu/Buddhist church, covered in colourful murals which illustrate how Hinduism and Buddhism coexist in Cambodia. Finally, head out onto the mighty Tonle Sap itself for a cool drink and a sunset you'll never forget. After sundown, the guide and driver will take you back to your accommodation in Siem Reap.

Siem Reap: Tonle Sap and Kampong Phluk Tour with Street Food

3. Siem Reap: Tonle Sap and Kampong Phluk Tour with Street Food

You will be picked up at between 2:30 pm to 3:00 pm from your hotel in Siem Reap and then we'll go directly to the the Kampong Phluk, flooded & fishing village of Tonle Sap lake, located just 21 kilometers from Siem Reap town. Once in the lake port, we'll take a local boat from the ferry to explore the famous floating villages of Kampong Phluk. There, you can see firsthand what everyday life is like for the many families who make their living primarily from fishing. Most families live on the lake shore in brightly colored houses on long poles, so the high water levels are not a problem during the rainy season. Explore the flooded mangrove forest surrounding the area, which is home to a variety of species, including crab-eating macaques and 3,000 inhabitants. We will then take you to visit a Buddhist monastery built on an artificial island. After cruise boat, let's explore the food stores, fruit store at the famous night of Siem Reap. Enjoy of taste authentic Cambodian street food like spring rolls and, and sweet desserts, savoring the flavor of skewered meat, fried crickets, fried spider and soft-boiled duck eggs – they’re tastier than you expect. Digest your bounteous banquet, and we transfer you back to your accommodation in a comfortable transport.

Siem Reap: Koh Ker, Beng Mealea, & Tonle Sap Private Tour

4. Siem Reap: Koh Ker, Beng Mealea, & Tonle Sap Private Tour

Join your private guide for a tour of Koh Ker, Beng Melea, and the  Kampong Phluk floating village. Start your tour with morning pickup from your hotel and make your way to the remote archaeological site of the Koh Ker Group in northern Cambodia. Visit Prasat Thom, part of the Koh Ker Group, believed to have been the state temple of King Jayavarman IV. This temple creates an imposing sight with its 7-tiered pyramid shape and numerous shrines. Learn all about the formerly powerful Khmer Empire as you tour the area with your guide. In the afternoon, enjoy lunch at a local restaurant before heading to Beng Melea, a 12th-century temple in the middle of the jungle. Discover the most ruined temple in the Angkor Park, heavily overgrown with vegetation, trees, lianas, and moss. Next, take a local boat to explore the famous floating villages of Kampong Phluk. Take in views of the lake shore with its brightly colored houses and discover the way of life of local fishers before returning to Siem Reap.

From Siem Reap: Private Phnom Kulen and Kampong Phluk Tour

5. From Siem Reap: Private Phnom Kulen and Kampong Phluk Tour

You will be picked up from your hotel at between 8:00 am via a private A/C vehicle to Phnom Kulen National Park. This journey takes you through rural Cambodian villages, where you may observe locals going about their everyday lives and admire beautiful landscapes such as rice paddies and traditional dwellings. Stop at the most authentic village"Phum Preah Dak" where you can learn how the local people make palm cake and palm sugar. Afterward, we continue to the hilltop of Phnom Kulen, and our knowledgeable local guide will take you to the most spectacular tourist attractions in the national park, including the largest and most beautiful waterfalls, the reclining Buddha sculpture, and the River of Thousand Linga, which was constructed in 802 AD. After all the crawling, we stop for lunch at a local restaurant, where you can enjoy Cambodian food. After having a great lunch, then we'll go directly to the the Kampong Phluk, flooded & fishing village of Tonle Sap lake, located just 21 kilometers from Siem Reap town. Once in the lake port, we'll take a local boat from the ferry to explore the famous floating villages of Kampong Phluk. There, you can see firsthand what everyday life is like for the many families who make their living primarily from fishing. Most families live on the lake shore in brightly colored houses on long poles, so the high water levels are not a problem during the rainy season. Explore the flooded mangrove forest surrounding the area, which is home to a variety of species, including crab-eating macaques and 3,000 inhabitants. We will then take you to visit a Buddhist monastery built on an artificial island and back to your hotel in Siem Reap.

Siem Reap: Kampong Phluk Floating Village and Sunset Cruise

6. Siem Reap: Kampong Phluk Floating Village and Sunset Cruise

In the morning visit The Great Tonle Sap Lake (8:00AM – 12:00PM) The great Tonle Sap Lake is the richest fresh water fishing ground in the world, a national treasure producing an ever-changing landscape. The communities that live around the margins of the lake cope with huge seasonal variations in water levels by building their homes on floating bamboo rafts or 30ft stilts. It is well worth the extra effort to get away from the touristy village of Kampong Pluk to the more genuine stilted villages – or Chong Kneas (dependent on water levels) – for an understanding of contemporary lake life. Take the opportunity to pause at the stilted houses to see learn how a subsistence fishing family lives, before continuing by boat along the margins of the lake. While you explore the life on the water we will have prepared a picnic lunch for you to enjoy on-board while absorbing the atmosphere of this unique locality.

From Siem Reap: Angkor Wat, Tonle Sap, & Kulen Mountain Tour

7. From Siem Reap: Angkor Wat, Tonle Sap, & Kulen Mountain Tour

Explore some of the highlights surrounding Siem Reap on this private tour. Join your guide to discover Angkor Wat, Tonle Sap, and Kulen Mountain. Depart from your accommodations in the morning and head to the Angkor Archaeological Park. Discover Angkor Tom, the last ancient capital city of the Khmer Empire, and see its beautiful stone temples. Stop for lunch at a local restaurant nearby before visiting the famous Angkor Wat Temple. Take the opportunity to see the sunset from Phnom Bakheng Hill before being dropped off back at your hotel. The next day, depart your hotel with your guide at 4:40 AM to see the sunrise at Angkor Wat. To avoid the crowds, your guide will first take you to the jungle temple of Ta Prom, known as the Tomb Raider Temple. Then, continue to other temples, like Preah Khan, Neak Pean Ta Som, East Mebon, and Pre Rup Temple. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant and then visit the Banteay Srei, a pink sandstone temple, before being dropped off at your accommodations. The following day, spend the morning exploring Siem Reap's countryside. See how the Cambodian people make rice noodles and taste the famous palm cake. Then, drive to Kulen National Park to see the biggest reclining Buddha stone statue in Cambodia, built in the 16th century. See the park's beautiful waterfalls and a river of a thousand Shiva lingas, considered a holy river for the Khmer people. Stop for lunch at a local restaurant and then take a cruise to see the floating village of Kampong Phluk at Tonle Sap Lake. Return to Siem Reap in the late afternoon.

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