Chong Kneas



Chong Kneas

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By far the most accessible floating village from Siem Reap, and the most commercial, Chong Kneas is typical of the villages found on the Tonlé Sap Lake. Inhabited by a mix of Vietnamese and Khmer people, this atmospheric settlement can be reached either by road from Siem Reap or on a boat. The road trip, passing lush paddy fields and an ancient temple atop Phnom Krom, takes about 30 minutes from the town center. Although less intriguing than the Kompong Khleang, Chong Kneas is worth a visit for its floating market, clinic, catfish farm, school, and restaurants. Also an exciting highlight is the Gecko Environment Centre’s educating exhibition on the ecology and problems relating to the management of the Tonlé  Sap’s bio diversity. Boats to Chong Kneas and other distant villages can be hired from Siem Reap, but prices are usually quite high.


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