Kompong Phluk is located on the northern lake-edge about 35 km east of SiemReap. It is more remote and less touristed than Kam-pong Phluk. Visitors during the dry season are universally awestruck by the forest of stilted houses rising up to 10 meters in the air.In the wet season the waters rise to within one or tow meters of the buildings.Kampong Khleang is a permanent community within the floodplain of the Lake, with an economy based in fishing and sur-rounded by flooded forest.But Kampong Khleang is significantly larger with near 10 times the population of Kampong Phluck, making is the largest community on the Lake.
The area can be reached by boat from the Chong Khneas docks or by a combination of road to Domdek on Route #6 and then boat to the village , the best method depending on the time of year. During the dry season, boat s cannot get all of the way to the main villages. Consult your guesthouse or tour operator about current conditions. Many tour operators have very little experience in this area so it is best to con-sult with adventure tour operators and guesthouses that specialize in this area. Small group tours begin at about $65 for a half day depending on the size of the group and the type of tour. To get there yourself, either charter a boat from Chong Khneas or take car or moto to domdek village on Route #6 east of SiemReap, turn south and continue to the water's edge where boats wait to ferry passengers into the village. During the dry season the road is clear and you can take a car or moto all of the way to the village.)