Life on a floating village (Kompong Phluk in Cambodia)
The Floating Village
Kompong Phluk is a floating village on Tonle Sap (the biggest freshwater lake in Cambodia) not far from Siem Reap (about one hour by car – we had a private driver for 3 days to take us around the temples at Angkor).
The houses in this village are built on high, thin, wooden pillars and are surrounded by water during the wet season.
The main activity and source of living is fishing and people (as well as children) go around by boat.
Colorful houses in Kompong Phluk, the Floating village on Tonle Sap Lake
Casele din satul plutitor Kompong Phluk sunt construite pe picioare lungi de lemn, pentru ca in sezonul ud nivelul apei creste. Oamenii traiesc din pescuit si fiecare familie are in fata casei cel putin o barca
There is a School, a Health Center and a Police Station in this floating village.
The Flooded Forest
The forest at Kompong Phluk is surreal, the trees are drowning in water and small boats, driven by locals, take tourists in the labyrinth of trees. The atmosphere is calm and quiet and all you can hear is the splashing sound of the paddle.