You will much more than enjoyable with activities of local people around country side and floating village :
Kampong Phluk:is one of the lake site attractions which on the norther part of Tonle Sap. It is situated 30 km from Siem Reap city. The trip to this place can be combined with Rolous Group: Bakong, Lolei, and Preah Ko. Kampong Phluk means Harbour of the Tusks. The journey to visit Kampong Pluk will be visiting stilted houses, school children, fishermen and some activities of their fishing. Above all, Kampong Phluk has its unique flooded forests where you cannot find anywhere else in Cambodia. Also, if somebody wants to donate something to the poor primary school, you can buy something like books, or other school materials from the city to those things for them. nnected by avenues of water from which individuals or boats full to the brim paddle their way between one another. Most people make their living from fishing here, and the scenery is beautiful.
Kampong Khleang: is located northern edge of the fresh water lake.It is about 53km from the city. This trip can be combined with Beng Mealea, 12th century temple. The whole community has some five thousand stilted houses built on the shore and by the side of the river. In dry season, we see all houses are about 10 meters above the ground. There are 20,000 people living in those houses. They build them so close to each other, which make them look really good by real eyes and never want to miss to take to photos since it is the first time to visit.
During the monsoon season, the water rises up sometimes of the year to the floor of their houses. Boat ride during the dry season and rainy season is totally different. To see everything, boat ride will take 2 hours to see the villages, schools, market boats, floating houses.
as its unique flooded forests where you cannot find anywhere else in Cambodia.
Also, if somebody wants to donate something to the poor primary school, you can buy something like books, or other school materials from the city to those things to them. nnected by avenues of water from which individuals or boats full to the brim paddle their way between one another. Most people make their living from fishing here, and the scenery is beautiful.
Chong Kneas: Cambodia's Great Lake, (Tonle Sap Lake,) is the most prominent feature on the map of Cambodia is the south of Siem Reap city. It is situated some 16 km from Siem Reap city. Chong Kneas is where the boat docks arrive from Battambong and Phnom Penh. It is one of four tourist attractions in Siem Reap. It is has thousand of boats waiting for tourists. This is a bit touristy but visitors are not going to see the floating villages by the same boats. They will hire private boat which only take them to see the floating houses. Life of those people relies on fishing. Trip to this place will see fish farm of the most fresh water fish that the fishermen raise, crocodiles farm, snakes carried by children, many kinds of fishing traps made of bamboos, Vietnamese village, Khmere or Cambodian village. These two villages are separate. Other than that,you also see the hammocks made of water hyacinth.
Cambodian Cultural village: is located on national 6 to the airport. This place is one tourist attraction. It is set up for those tourists who cannot have a lot of time to understand about the way of living of those tribal people. In there, it has collection of villages such as Wax Museum, Millionaire House, Souvenirs,Cham Village, Chinese Village, Kroeng Village, Cambodian Immigrants to Oversea Village, Khmer Village, Miniatures, Phnorng Village, Surin Village,
The 'bird sanctuary : at the Prek Toal core area of the Tonle Sap Biosphere Reserve has been called "the single most important breeding ground in Southeast Asia for globally threatened large waterbirds." The Biosphere covers 31,282 hectares at the northwest tip of the Tonle Sap Lake and plays host to species including Greater and Lesser Adjuncts, Black-headed Ibis, Painted Stork, Milky Stork, Spot-billed Pelican, Grey-Headed Fish Eagle and many more species. Of the three Biosphere core areas on , the Tonle Sap Lake, Prek Toal is the most accessible from Siem Reap and the most popular with birdwatchers. The best time of year for viewing is the dry season when flocks of migratory birds congregate at Prek Toal. As the dry season progresses and the water recedes, the number of birds increases but the travel to some of the more important viewing areas becomes more difficult.
Angkor National Museum
The newly opened Angkor National Museum in Siem Reap promises eight chronologically ordered galleries of Angkorian-era artifacts and multi-media presentations of Angkorian history and culture. The Museum had just opened its doors and was not quite completed at time of printing, but should be very soon. Admissions price: US$12 (for foreigners). $2 for a camera. Hours: 9:00AM - 8:00PM. Located in town, on the road to the Angkor Park.
Years of war have brought Cambodia one of the worst landmine problems in the world. The new Cambodia Land Mine Museum & Relief Facility contains an expanded exhibit displaying information and a variety of defused mines, bombs and other ordinance. The creator and proprietor of the museum, Akira, worked as a deminer in recent years. He is sometimes on hand to provide personal tours and tell of his experiences as a young soldier. Relevant and educational.
Angkor Balloon Rides
Unique new addition to the Angkor area. Take a tethered helium balloon ride 200 meters straight up for an amazing aerial view of Angkor Wat, Phnom Bakheng, West Baray and other ruins amongst the surrounding jungle and rice paddies. Bring a camera and binoculars if you have them. The big, yellow balloon is based on the road from the airport to Angkor Wat, about akilometer from the front gates of Angkor Wat.
Shrine to Preah Ang Chek & Preah Ang Chorm Of particular importance to the locals is the small shrine in front of the Grand Hotel D’Angkor containing two standing Buddhas of the names Preah Ang Chek (taller) and Preah Ang Chorm (shorter). They are surrounded by stories of power and indestructibility. Visitors are welcome to make offerings and take photos. The reverence of local pilgrims is palpable.
Shrine to Ya Tep Under a huge tree in the traffic circle in front of the royal residence is a statue of Ya Tep, a neak- ta. Neak-ta are powerful spirits connected to a particular area of land. Ya Tep is local to Siem Reap and is said to help bring protection (and winning lottery numbers) to the faithful. Offerings of chicken skins can often be seen around the shrine.
Wat Bo Pagoda Founded in the 18th century. A large, highly respected pagoda. Like the Silver Pagoda in Phnom Penh, the vihear of Wat Bo contains very unique wall paintings of the Reamker that are said to be late 19th century. Look for the ordinary-life market scenes such as an opium smoking Chinese merchant, the colonial era French officer at the market and the French soldiers attending a traditional dance performance. Also of interest is the large collection of Buddha statues located behind the main Buddha.