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Address: On the Tonle Sap, Siem Reap, Cambodia
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
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Kompong Phluk is a village on the Tonle Sap Great Lake.

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US$38.00*
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Kompong Phluk Village and Tonle Sap Lake Half-Day Tour From Siem Reap
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US$150.00*
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Private Tour: Beng Mealea Jungle Temple and Kompong Pluk Floating Village
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US$75.00*
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Kompong Phluk and Tonle Sap Lake Sunset Tour

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I don't know why are there so many bad opinions about this place. Price is good if you negotiate. We payed 50$ for the boat for 5 people and 12$ for tuk-tuk. It's all you have to... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I don't know why are there so many bad opinions about this place. Price is good if you negotiate. We payed 50$ for the boat for 5 people and 12$ for tuk-tuk. It's all you have to pay. No one forced us for buying anything or eating lunch in the floating village. You can see there a real life. It's... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Over price(US$20) boat ride and over rated. A normal floating village basically you see houses on stilts. Way off the city and you get a free "massage" travelling on the uneven road. bad condition road. If you really want to go time it so that you can catch the Sunset else you can give it a pass.

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Singapore, Singapore
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Just enough for a morning hald day tour. Just a short drive from main city of siem reap. We were dropped off in the shores of Ton Le Sap. The largest freshwater lake in South East Asia. Basically, a floating fishing village and a floating market. For me, I would say it's tourist Trap. Locals are too pushy with selling.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

A nice half day trip, mobility is key though as you need to climb on bad off the boats and walk at some points so must be able to do this to be able to take part. We were picked up at the hotel and had he option of being dropped off there. Plenary to see and a real experience... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

While it was very interesting to witness such a unique place, our experience was incredibly tainted by the locals trying various ways to trick us into giving them more money. During the mangrove forest boat ride, our drivers casually started simple conversations ending with "what do you like to drink?" Then sure enough, around the corner we were rowed into... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Primarily a fishing village with stilted houses in the Waters of the river. We reach there by taking a boat from Chong khneas docks. We travelled through small beautiful villages and rice fields down the Kompong Phluk river and into the main village. There we saw how the rural fishing villagers work, live and go about their dailytasks. We visited... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So there's multiple ways to get out to here and multiple tours. You can take a tuk tuk and get your own boat or go with a tour company. We went with a company. It was $18 each. We got picked up from the hotel and driven out to the shallows where the boats leave from. Because we picked a... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I can understand the polarizing reviews to Kompong Phluk. There's an unavoidable feeling of gawking; being a rich tourist staring exploitatively at "natives" and their strange dwellings. However, that is not the spirit in which I ever travel or witness people of any class or race and I didn't get that impression of the other tourists. It is undeniably fascinating... More 

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The village is along one of the rivers leading to the famous Tonle Sap lake and like many along the lake is built on stilts to accommodate the varying lake levels during the year - a so called "floating" village because the houses appear to be floating in the water when the lake is full. Unfortunately, it wasn't when I... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was great to see this place and the great views of the lake and flooded forest, but I can see where the bad reviews come from and hence it is up to you if you want to put up with the bad to see the good. The boat out is an experience in itself, they are old rickety things,... More 

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