We visited two floating villages while in Cambodia. Kampong Pluk and Prek Toal. The villages are located way out in the flooded plains of Tonle Sap Lake. In the dry season, it’s not so far out, but now, at the end of the wet season – it’s a LONG way to land. These villages are, for the most part, simply a conglomeration of houseboats with a few permanent structures such as the Buddhist temple.
Things work differently in a floating village. The store comes to you. There was a general store boat
and also boats that specialized in different foods.
You don’t just run over to your friend’s house, you get in your boat and paddle over, you take the boat to school, and you basically live life in boats
When you live in a floating village, your main industry is, unsurprisingly, fishing.
Most importantly, if you don’t like your neighbours in your floating village, you just pull up anchor and move – HOUSE and all.
If you’d like to see more from these two floating villages, please visit the flickr sets at:
Thanks for taking time to visit!