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Kompong Khleang on the Famous Tonle Sap Lake

January 8, 2013 by Khiri Travel | Filed Under: , , , , , ,

An authentic homestay experience like no other with a family living in a stilt house in Kompong Khleang on the famous Tonle Sap Lake.


Kompong Khleang is located on the northern lake-edge about 45 Km of Siem Reap Town. It is a remote area dotted with wooden houses on 10-meter tall stilts, surrounded by water in the wet season and on the flood plains of the lake in the dry season. You won’t find many other tourists here.

We invite you for a homestay with a local family, leaving Siem Reap at 15.00 pm for an hour drive to Kompong Khleang. Catch a wooden boat over the river to the Tonle Sap. Both sides of the river are lined by floating houses that look amazing. From here you have a picturesque view of the sunset, take as many photos as you want.


Arrive at the house where you will overnight and help the family to cook Khmer food. Some of you can help selling the prepared dishes in the family’s shop. Many children and some wives of the fishermen come to buy food and spices to prepare their husband a meal for their fishing trip in the early morning.

Enjoy your dinner and learn about all the details of this fishing community by chatting with the locals. The next morning, if you are ready for an early rise (04.00 am), you can go along with the fishermen for fishing. Your tourist boat will pick you up and follow the fishermen’s boat to the place where they catch the fish. Boat back to the village and see the fish market where the fishermen sell their fish to the wholesalers. Return to your homestay family and enjoy a late breakfast. After we have said our farewells to the family, we head back to the hotel in Siem Reap and arrive around 10.30 am.

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