Kompong Phluk
Kompong Phluk
3.5
6:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
6:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
6:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
6:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
6:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
6:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
6:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
6:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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Kompong Phluk is a village on the Tonle Sap Great Lake.
Duration: More than 3 hours
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  • Norippp
    27 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The place is worth visiting!
    We went Kompong Phluk floating village tour in the dry season. In the morning, our driver Kong picked us up at the hotel on time. It took about 1 hour by Tuk Tuk from our hotel to village. Cambodia is still developing and has many unpaved roads. It was surprisingly exciting to ride a Tuk-Tuk and run on the unpaved road. Like something an attraction. Before boarding the boat, buy your ticket at the ticket office. Tickets are $20 per adult. you don't have to worry about being ripped off. It was interesting to see the floating houses. Also, there is a hospital and temple, school etc in the village. And you can see the foundations of the houses during the dry season. I want to come in the rainy season next time. Our boat proceeded from the river to the lake and dropped in at a floating cafe. There are crocodiles there. You can buy them if you want‼︎ We ordered an ice coffee but coffee was too sweet^^; Our driver Kong guided with us to the end. We had a great time on the tour thanks to his help. He is a reliable man. I recommend him to you book his Tuk-Tuk tour when you go to Siem Reap(^^) Contact him ↓ Cho vengkong +855 77 99 59 69 / +855 87 99 59 69 chvengkong69@gmail.com
    Visited January 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 14 September 2023
  • Happiness22455709567
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great visit to see another way of Cambodian culture.
    This tour is great way to fill in last day. There was a visit to the markets a canoe ride among the mangroves and the magnificent lake. The floating village was amazing. The guide Indrea was very knowledgeable and informative. Clare solo traveller
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 23 September 2023
  • Alex McTurk
    Glasgow, United Kingdom6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Scary, humbling… but this is the world we live in. Must be seen. Very authentic despite other reviews
    Went by tuktuk to this “floating village” that doesn’t really float. But after visiting Angkor watt it seems these people have lived there for 1000 or more years. Angkor watt has carvings on the wall of this village. The Tuktuk ride in is very authentic, I think people are struggling to live here. And the exploits of tourism with the big hotel chains and the demand by the world for cheaper products are forcing these people into further deprecation. That aside, they have a school you can visit and speak English with the kids - and the schools authentic. They asked for a $30 donation and I left $10 after reading reviews online that it’s a scam and the kids don’t see the money, but on further reflection I should have left the $30. The tickets to go are cheap and I’m glad I travelled from Siem reap by Tuktuk and could take it all in. Take a bunch of $1 notes with you for tipping the boat driver or the small boat driver that takes you to the mangroves.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 3 December 2023
  • cambridgefox
    Huntingdon, United Kingdom59 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Floating Village visit
    We were travelling in Cambodia and after a hardcore day visiting the temples of Siem Reap wanted a more relaxing trip. After much research online we chose a half day trip to the floating village of Kompong Phluck with Get your Guide. It was an excellent outing, provided by Siem Reap Shuttle Tours. We were picked up at our hotel, taken to their office and then by minivan down long clay roads to a river outlet in the middle of nowhere to get a boat. Our guide Seng Ratha was very good explaining everything but not no unnecessary trivia. We navigated the river through the stilted village before getting off and walking down one of the streets that floods in the rainy season. Really good to see real Cambodian village life.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 19 January 2024
  • Warrington_Bear
    Birmingham, United Kingdom4 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth the trip, mixed feelings.
    Just as everyone has said, in the dry season no houses in town are in the water, the river winds through them and means you can marvel at the structures. It is interesting to see the way of life which is very hard, we wondered how the families who don’t benefit from tourism feel watching rich foreigners cruise through their town taking pictures and videos of them. Lots of tourist boats and I think you’d be better in a larger group so you get an elevated position in a big boat. The floating restaurants are ok, can stop for a beer or food and some have crocodile ‘farms’ which tends to be a load of small crocs in a small enclosure. If you do go for a walk in town please take some money to buy schoolbooks for kids, or on our private tour our guide recommended we buy packets of noodles to give to them. In all, it’s worth seeing, the rainy season would be even better, and better to contribute some of your tourist dollars there than not at all.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 19 February 2024
  • Dianna O
    15 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The private tour was worth it
    We did a half day private tour. The tour guide Meng was well informed giving us lots of additional information. There was just my son and I on this trip which made it easier to ask questions and hear what Mang had to say. As we walked through the market, then later, the stilted houses, he offered insight into village life. I really enjoyed the boat trip to the 'rest' area and trying fresh coconut water, drinking it from the coconut. As this was a private tour, there were just the four of us on the boat (my son and I, Meng and the lady steering the boat). We were fortunate to see preparations for two weddings - lovely singing. We were taken back to our hotel after a very informative morning. Certainly glad we did the tour.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 13 April 2024
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Dianna O
15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
We did a half day private tour. The tour guide Meng was well informed giving us lots of additional information. There was just my son and I on this trip which made it easier to ask questions and hear what Mang had to say. As we walked through the market, then later, the stilted houses, he offered insight into village life. I really enjoyed the boat trip to the 'rest' area and trying fresh coconut water, drinking it from the coconut. As this was a private tour, there were just the four of us on the boat (my son and I, Meng and the lady steering the boat). We were fortunate to see preparations for two weddings - lovely singing. We were taken back to our hotel after a very informative morning. Certainly glad we did the tour.
Written 13 April 2024
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Mark D
West Sussex, UK68 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Admittedly we went in the dry season, but this trip really wasn't worth it. We knew that the water levels were low.
We didn't join an organised group - perhaps we should have, but our hotel arranged a driver to take us to Kompong Phluk, take the boat trip and then take us to the airport as we were leaving in the evening.
Apart from the cost of the driver, we were charged US$30 each for the boat trip (from the official ticket office - cash only by the way). All the trip amounted to was a slow meander down a small channel of very muddy water and out on the lake to a floating restaurant/souvenir shop that had a sideline of a small crocodile farm.
Then back on the boat straight back to the car. Total boat trip approx 1.5 hours.
It was interesting to see how the locals live and build their houses but with no interaction, fairly dull.
Written 6 March 2024
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Fred Z
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Solo
Where to begin. It was my first adventure here in Cambodia. I joined a group for the tour since I’m traveling solo and enjoyed every minute. It put life into perspective for me on how other people need to live and survive to provide for there family. You don’t leave there excited you leave there with a sense of what is going on in your life and what you take for granted that you should be extremely grateful for. All the people I met and got to say hello to were so nice and pleasant that it amazed me. No matter what struggles you’re going through in life and trying to deal with but always remember that the world is so extremely large and there are so many bigger problems in the world that need to be addressed. I enjoyed this experience because the struggles I go through in life that I let ruin my day really opened my eyes to world. Siem Reap shuttles is the way to go here in Cambodia! Shuttle Tour guides are extremely nice and knowledgeable and you will leave the experience a better person and I would hope you would do something kind for someone is all I can ask of you. Ra my tour guide was the absolute best that I booked a 3 day private tour with him to see the temples that I’m actually doing now at the moment and I couldn’t be more blessed to meet this man! RA you the man AND THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING BECAUSE I MADE A REAL FRIEND HERE IN SIEM REAP!!!!! I WILL BE BACK!!!
#BEKIND a
Written 22 February 2024
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Warrington_Bear
Birmingham, UK4 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Just as everyone has said, in the dry season no houses in town are in the water, the river winds through them and means you can marvel at the structures. It is interesting to see the way of life which is very hard, we wondered how the families who don’t benefit from tourism feel watching rich foreigners cruise through their town taking pictures and videos of them.
Lots of tourist boats and I think you’d be better in a larger group so you get an elevated position in a big boat.
The floating restaurants are ok, can stop for a beer or food and some have crocodile ‘farms’ which tends to be a load of small crocs in a small enclosure.
If you do go for a walk in town please take some money to buy schoolbooks for kids, or on our private tour our guide recommended we buy packets of noodles to give to them.
In all, it’s worth seeing, the rainy season would be even better, and better to contribute some of your tourist dollars there than not at all.
Written 19 February 2024
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Alan S
London, UK4 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
This is a massively over priced scam. The village isn't really floating, it's houses on stilts. We were told the tickets for the boat trip were $20 each but when we got to the ticket office an extra $2 each was added to 'help the community'. We got on a very small boat, were taken down the river then dropped at a restaurant where a very unfriendly chap tried to get us to buy more tickets for a mangrove tour, which after reading a number of reviews, I'm very glad we didn't do. When I asked him what the $20 boat tickets and $2 community fee were for he got even more grumpy and told us we could sit there and wait 2 hours for sunset. We got back on the boat and went home. There is really nothing interesting here, that's my fault for not understanding what the floating village really was but the worst part is the attitude of the scammers there. Heavily recommended not going
Written 30 January 2024
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cambridgefox
Huntingdon, UK59 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
We were travelling in Cambodia and after a hardcore day visiting the temples of Siem Reap wanted a more relaxing trip.
After much research online we chose a half day trip to the floating village of Kompong Phluck with Get your Guide.
It was an excellent outing, provided by Siem Reap Shuttle Tours. We were picked up at our hotel, taken to their office and then by minivan down long clay roads to a river outlet in the middle of nowhere to get a boat. Our guide Seng Ratha was very good explaining everything but not no unnecessary trivia. We navigated the river through the stilted village before getting off and walking down one of the streets that floods in the rainy season. Really good to see real Cambodian village life.
Written 20 January 2024
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Alex McTurk
Glasgow, UK6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Solo
Went by tuktuk to this “floating village” that doesn’t really float. But after visiting Angkor watt it seems these people have lived there for 1000 or more years. Angkor watt has carvings on the wall of this village. The Tuktuk ride in is very authentic, I think people are struggling to live here. And the exploits of tourism with the big hotel chains and the demand by the world for cheaper products are forcing these people into further deprecation. That aside, they have a school you can visit and speak English with the kids - and the schools authentic. They asked for a $30 donation and I left $10 after reading reviews online that it’s a scam and the kids don’t see the money, but on further reflection I should have left the $30. The tickets to go are cheap and I’m glad I travelled from Siem reap by Tuktuk and could take it all in. Take a bunch of $1 notes with you for tipping the boat driver or the small boat driver that takes you to the mangroves.
Written 3 December 2023
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Irina
3 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
We decided to go on a tour to Kompong Phluk short notice, as our boat trip to Battambang was cancelled and we really wanted to see a stilt villages as well as the Tonle Sap lake. The tour was 18 $ p.p. from Siem Reap + 5$ on Location if you want to go on a small boat through the floating forest. The stilt village was nice to see but anything but authentic. Tourist were driven through with dozens of boats like on a safari. The optional little boat trip through sunken forest was carried out by unfriendly locals who try to cut it short. There is trash everywhere. The worst part is the stop at a floating restaurant where they sell overpriced food and display crocodiles in animal cruel cages. Crocodile is also on the menu by the way…Avoid a tour here by all means!!
Written 29 October 2023
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JPh
16 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
Had a great guides who were sincere but the amount of scams attempted attempted here was disappointing. Stupid really as they turn off feelings to spend money more freely because of this, would not return to this village as beautiful as it is. Shame...
We pre booked a proper guide as had seen some of the reviews and glad we did on this occasion.
Written 16 October 2023
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Ana Maria A
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
Amazing experience of what their life is like. People were so friendly. I would go again anytime. So many opportunities to help this community for example by eating there or buying school supplies for the kids.
Written 3 October 2023
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