Four major floating villages of the precious Donglisa Lake

God has shown great favor to Cambodia, blessing it with the largest freshwater lake in Southeast Asia. This lake carries the civilization and sustains the livelihood of the Cambodian people for generations. Here, one can witness unforgettable sunsets and experience the simplicity of floating villages. Generations have lived along its shores, witnessing the cycle of sunrise and sunset, as life continues to thrive.

Lufu Village, Kongbang

Kong Bang Lu floating village is quite far from the city center of Siem Reap, and it is much larger than the Vietnamese floating village. It is located on the way to the Roluos Group of Temples, so it is usually arranged on the outskirts. This is a unique water village on the edge of Tonle Sap Lake. Unlike the Vietnamese floating village, this is a true floating village that can be visited on foot. In the Vietnamese floating village, you can only get on the boat and stay on various floating platforms, while here you can get off the boat and walk along the village's dirt roads, so you can see the local people's living conditions up close. There are schools, shops, and many Cambodian locals living here.

Vietnam (Kongni) Fucun

The floating village in Vietnam is the closest floating village to Siem Reap city. Most of the people who live here are Vietnamese refugees, hence it is called "Vietnamese floating village". The majority of tour groups come here, and it is also the most commercialized floating village. Most of the negative comments online about Tonle Sap Lake are also mostly directed towards this floating village.

Pong Ke Liang Fu Village

Pong Kroal Floating Village is the farthest floating village from Siem Reap, and therefore relatively less visited due to the long distance. It is the largest community on Tonle Sap Lake, with several villages along the way and Buddhist pagodas to explore. The village is home to over 1,800 households and 6,000 local residents.

Migilev Village

Mi Jigley floating village was recently discovered and has fewer people than other floating villages. It is also the closest floating village to Siem Reap, aside from the Kampong Phluk floating village. The waterway from Siem Reap to Maedawang passes through this village, and it also goes through the Prek Toal Bird Sanctuary, making it a popular spot for bird watching and photography enthusiasts.