Luang Prabang - Explore the Kampong Phluk Floating Village
This morning, we visited Kampong Phluk Floating Village. Kampong Phluk is about 20 km (13 miles) from Siem Reap Town. Arrive at the dock, and take a boat trip along a small stream to the village. Over 3000 inhabitants are real Khmers, their households made of wood and bamboo built on stilts of about 6m to 7m high. Those buildings look like skyscrapers during the dry season when the lake is low and lacks water. At this time of the year, many villagers move out onto the lake and build provisional stilted houses. In a wet season, while the water level rises again, the dwellers move back to their permanent houses on the flood plain, the stilts now hidden under the water. People made a living by catching fish produce and smelly fish paste, fermented fish, smoked fish, dried fish, dried prawns, etc.
Last, we will visit Puok, the authentic and original place of the Artisans d’Angkor silk, where you will see the process of silk production, from the silkworms munching on the Mulberry leaves to spin their cocoons which are used to make silk warp. You, of course, will see the weaving work and purchase the high-quality silk products as a beautiful Cambodia souvenir. Straight to Siemreap airport for your departure to Luang Prabang.
Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is leisurely exploring the city or simply relaxing. Overnight is in Luang Prabang.