After seeing Angkor Wat in Siem Reap, you may be wondering, “What next?” The Floating Villages of Siem Reap should be your next stop after seeing the world’s largest monument.
Have you heard of Siem Reap floating villages and wondered if they’re worth visiting? You’ve arrived at the right place. We’ll set out the necessary primers for a fruitful visit to the Siem Reap floating village in this post. This includes our top three floating villages recommendations as well as helpful local advice. So stay with us till the finish!
Kampong Phluk Floating Village
Kampong Phluk, located 30 kilometers from Siem Reap and can easily be done in a half-day. This village’s economy is focused on capturing fish and shrimp.
The villagers here raise crocodiles instead of hens and other animals. Isn’t that absurd? However, not for them. You can also sample an unusual delicacy known as crocodile meat at one of the floating restaurants here, but only if you believe you can handle anything that bizarre.
You can spend a few extra dollars to meander through the dense mangrove forests, which are a real jewel of these villages. It’s a fantastic way to spend some time photographing wildlife.
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Kampong Khleang is another floating village, the village is made up of 6,000 Cambodians who live in three villages: Kampong Khleang, Chong Prolay, and an ethnic Vietnamese floating village.
The vibrantly decorated stilt village is about 50 kilometers from Siem Reap. A stunning blue lake greets you as you reach the village. You will grow a deep love for life and hard work by seeing the villagers go about their everyday routine.
It is Cambodia’s only floating village where the villagers profit from ecotourism. Since this village has concrete sidewalks, you can either take our jeep and then hire a boat in the village for the amazing experience off the beaten track.
Since Mechrey is the least well-known of all the floating villages in Siem Reap, there are fewer visitors here. It is located 25 kilometers southwest of Siem Reap and serves as the entrance to a wildlife sanctuary.
Discover the people’s special way of life in this floating village. Beautiful plants and woodpile-stocked verandas adorn the front of the floating homes. Animals can also be seen dwelling beneath the floating buildings.
For particular bird lovers, there is a large flooding forest area with hundreds of different bird species where you can do some wildlife photography. During the migratory season, the Floating Village is home to the Prek Toal Bird Sanctuary, which attracts a large number of exotic birds.
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It’s one of Tonle Sap Lake’s three major biospheres, home to stunning and fascinating bird species like slender adjutant storks, chubbier milky storks, and grey pelicans. It’s amazing to see them in such large numbers.