Kampong Phluk a small village was built mainly on the stilts of Tonle Sap Lake, making it unique and absolutely a sight to see. The name Kampong Phluk means “Harbor of the Tusks”. The economy is highly based on shrimp harvesting. The village is fantastic and the mangrove forest is a highlight which contributed greatly to our understanding of what life is like in this village. Conditions are harsh but the villagers are creative and innovative and make do with very little. One of the most interesting places we visited throughout our time in Southeast Asia. The best part of the trip was the rowing boat at the mangrove forest.
There are 3,000 inhabitants in 2 villages in Kampong Phluk. There are wide variety of wildlife species including crab eating macaque. It is about 16 km south east from Siem Reap. It contains the lush and beautiful flooded mangrove forests. In dry season, the water is low and sometimes is dried, you may enjoy the unique landmark of the tall stilt houses. The house’s pillars are hidden under the water during the rainy season.