THE FLOATING VILLAGE OF KOMPONG PHLUK

The Tonle Sap Lake in Cambodia is the largest freshwater lake in Southeast Asia and along its shores are villages that are highly dependent on its ecosystem for their food supply. Two of these villages, Kompong Khleang and Kompong Phluk, have now become major tourist attractions because of the houses built on stilts to stay above water and also due to their proximity to Siem Reap. Our tour guide took us to the floating village of Kompong Phluk, which was the closest at around 15 kilometers from Siem Reap. This was a nice change of scenery after all the trips to the temples. The village sits alongside a river that is snaking its way towards the Tonle Sap Lake and our boat took us to the very heart of this village sailing past humble homes and friendly villagers. We continued sailing towards the lake and passed by a mangrove forest, which I will feature in another post. I’m glad I brought my DSLR with me during this tour for better quality photos as at one point I was so dependent on my iPhone for travel photography and has since regretted doing so. Here are some of the photos I took of the floating village of Kampong Phluk. The muddy water was a beautiful complement to the earthy tones of the wooden stilts and houses. Thankfully, the sun was out that day creating beautiful shadows with the stilts as well as saturating the colors of the water, the houses and the vegetation around the village. I hope you guys enjoy these series of photographs and don’t forget to like and leave a comment. Till my next post…stay safe everyone!

11 Comments on “THE FLOATING VILLAGE OF KOMPONG PHLUK

  1. Pingback: THE FLOATING VILLAGE OF KOMPONG PHLUK | Reymon de Real Photography | Ned Hamson's Second Line View of the News

  2. I love the splashes of color on the sides and roofs of some of the houses and on the clothes hanging out to dry. They add additional visual interest to the already fascinating floating village.

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    • Thank you for appreciating my photos. I’m sure I am not the first person to say that the pictures don’t do justice to this beautiful place. Thanks again for taking time to comment and hope you visit us again.

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