Kampong Khleang is a floating community located around 1 hour drive from Siem Reap city and is generally accessible all year round, though it depends on the lake levels which vary from year to year.
Kompong Khleang is floating community is located around 1 hour drive from Siem Reap and is generally accessible all year round, though it depends on the lake levels which vary from year to year.
We board a boat through the village to see some of the houses from water level, and to see some of the fishing methods up close…such as ‘fish badminton’! The first part of the village is stilted houses but as you progress further towards the lake, the houses disappear and are replaced by mangrove forest and open water. As the water recedes and the land starts to dry out, some fishing families become farmers, growing long beans and watermelons know as some of the best in the country. Eventually you will reach the floating houses made up of Khmer and Vietnamese fishing families; you can easily tell the difference between their nationalities by the decoration of their houses. When the water is low, they relocate their floating abodes further out onto the lake. Finally we arrive on the main body of the Great Tonle Sap Lake called “Kompong Khleang”. The guide will explain about what makes the lake so special and why it is so important to Cambodian and the whole region.
What to Wear
- Please be mindful of your clothing try to avoid anything too revealing
- We strongly recommend a sunglasses, hat and sunscreen
Note: Accommodation can be arranged upon request and if this is not met what you want, please kindly let us know, we’ll try our best to adjust it for you. End of service!