Kampong Phluk

Kampong Phluk, Cambodia 2017

Kampong Phluk, one of the floating villages at the Tonle Sap. On the river of the same name, separated only by the mangrove forest from the actual lake, the villagers live here in pile dwellings in a confined space. Most of them are still fishermen. The name of the settlement means ‘Harbor of the Tusks.’

The water of the Tonle Sap River is low during the dry season, and the pile dwellers rise high up into the sky. At this time, the village also has roads that can be driven by scooter or by car. In the monsoon season, these disappear, and the transport is only possible by boat. Besides the temple of the village, which is the only building not built on stilts, but perched on the single elevation, there is also a school in the village.


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