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Kampong Phluk

Kampong Phluk means “Harbor of the Tasks”.

Il is a group of three villages located about 16 km southeast of Siem Reap. More than 3,000 inhabitants live in their silt houses built on the floodplain of the Tonlé Sap Lake. In the dry season, the lake level is low and enables to see the 6-meter stilts of the houses. The highest stilts reach 9 meters high to adapt to the cycle of rising and falling waters. At this time, many of the villagers move out onto the lake to live in temporary houses.In the wet season, the flooded mangrove forest surrounds the area and hosts animals like crab-eating macaques. The streets of the villages are inundated and the inhabitants move back to their permanent houses whose stilts are now hidden by the water.

The economy of the villages is based on fishing, primary on shrimp harvesting.

It is a lovely place to visit if you want to discover the villages and their traditional houses, schools and pergolas as well as get an insight into the way of life of the fishermen.

Hello Bird Tour: Kompong Phluk Tours $18 per person (8:30 AM – 1:30 PM) (2:00– 6:30 PM)For more information and booking, please visit Tel: + 855 12 555 978 Email:

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