Kampung Phluk

In my previous post, I mentioned that we took the small tour on our second day because we had something else planned for the afternoon. Our kind hotel staff arranged a tour for us to visit the Kampung Phluk floating village.
I think this is the least talked about tours in Siem Reap. Even before I left, most travel blogs I read didn’t mention about this amazing tour. If you have the time, I strongly recommend you to go on a tour to this village. Sure, the journey to Kampung Phkuk from Siem Reap took about an hour or so, but it was a totally worth it half-day tour.
It is advisable that you there with a tour guide because it is about 20kms away from Siem Reap town and tuk tuks do not go that far into the villages.

 

Friendly children waving at tourists and saying “hello”

 

Innocent & carefree Cambodian kids.

 

Houses here are built on stilts to allow them to stay safe during the wet season where the lake expands.
After walking around the village, it was time to hop on a boat to go and see the sunset at Tonle Sap Lake. The lake was shallow (it was the dry season) so we had to split into groups and take 3 small boats to reach the lake. Little did we know, we were in for a surprise!
It’s their playground..

*A short boat ride later*
The boat took us to this little floating restaurant in the middle of Tonle Sap Lake. I was beyond excited to be there. They even had a rooftop area where you can sit, enjoy a nice meal and view the sunset, which is exactly what we did.

 

the floating restaurant

 

 

 

 This was the most thrilling part of the whole trip for me, observing the kids, their lifestyle and how they can still smile and wave at you. I was torn in between feeling sympathetic towards the locals or telling myself this is their way of life. Just different.
More Cambodian series to be continued….
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