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Besides the temples, you can spend most of your days at:

Kampong Khleang Floating Village: is located northern edge of the fresh water lake. It is 55 km from the city. This trip can be combined with Beng Melea, 12th century temple. The whole community has some five thousand stilted houses built on the shore and by the side of the river. In dry season, we see all houses are about 10 meters above the ground. There are 20,000 people living in those houses. They build them so close to each other, which make them look so interesting by the glare of real eyes and never want to miss taking pictures since it is the first time to visit.during the monsoon season, the water rises up sometimes of the year to the floor of their houses. Boat ride during the dry season and rainy season is totally different. To see everything, boat ride will take 2 hours to see the floating villages, Mobil shops, schools, markes and houses.

Kampong Pluk Floating Village: 
is one of the lake site attractions which on the other part of Tonle Sap. It is situated 20 km from Siem Reap city. The trip to this place can be combined with Roulos Group: Bakong, Lolei, and Preah Ko. Kampong Phluk means Harbour of the Tusks. The journey to visit Kampong Pluk will be visiting stilted houses, school children, fishermen and some activities of their fishing. Above all, Kampong Pluk has its unique flooded forests where you can not find anywhere else in Cambodia.

Also, if somebody wants to donate something to the poor primary school, you can buy something like books, or other school materials from the city to those things to them. nnected by avenues of water from which individuals or boats full to the brim paddle their way between one another. Most people make their living from fishing here, and the scenery is beautiful.

Chong Kneas Floating Village: is on the south of Siem Reap city. It is situated some 14 km from Siem Reap city. Chong Kneas is where the boat docks arrive from Battambong and Phnom Penh. It is one of four tourist attractions in Siem Reap. It has thousand of boats waiting for tourists. This is a bit touristy but visitors are not going to see the floating villages by the same boats. They will hire private boat which only take them to see the floating houses. Life of those people relies on fishing. Trip to this place will see fish farm of the most fresh water fish that the fishermen raise, crocodiles farm, snakes carried by children, many kinds of fishing traps made of bamboos, Vietnamese village, Khmere or Cambodian village. These two villages are separate. Other than that, you also see the hammocks made of water hyacinth.

Cambodian Cultural village: is located on national 6 to the airport. This place is one tourist attraction. It is set up for those tourists who cannot have a lot of time to understand about the way of living of those tribal people. In there, it has collection of villages such as Wax Museum, Millionaire House, Souvenirs,Cham Village, Chinese Village, Kroeng Village, Cambodian Immigrants to Oversea Village, Khmer Village, Miniatures, Phnorng Village, Surin Village,

Cambodian Circus: Phare, The Cambodian Circus "Uniquely Cambodian, Daringly Modern" Experience one of the highlights of Cambodia and meet talented young performers in breathtakingly entertaining and original Cambodian shows. Phare, The Cambodian Circus tells uniquely Cambodian tales using modern circus arts and high energy music, touching on themes strong in Cambodian tradition, ethos and spirit. The performances mix theatre, music, dance, acrobatics, juggling, aerial acts, fire and contortion with an explosion of virtuosity and sensitivity. During the hour-long shows, the Phare performers share their emotions and excitement, blowing the audience away with their integrity and power. Phare's iconic RED Big Top is centrally located with convenient access from most hotels and any parts of the city of Siem Reap. The big top welcomes up to 330 spectators every day at 7h30pm. The productions changes regularly and have been well received by many. It is ranked as one of the top tourist attractions in Siem Reap by travelers' and reviewers on TripAdvisor. CNN Travel describes Phare as "Incredible! " And The Lonely Planet calls it an "Unmissable!" Experience for all travelers to Cambodia. On site Phare Cafe offers a wide variety of beverage, meals and snacks before and after the show to complete the experience at the Circus. Phare artists are students and graduates from Phare Ponleu Selpak Association, an artistic and social center in Battambang. The association was formed 20 years ago by 8 young men coming home from a refugee camp after the Khmer Rouge regime. They were greatly helped by art therapy and wanted to share this new skill among the poor, socially deprived and troubled children and youth in Battambang. They founded a school of visual arts, a music school, an awareness theatre and circus school were next and finally public school to offer free education. Today more than 1,200 pupils attend the public school daily and 500 attend the arts schools. Phare Ponleu Selpak also has extensive social outreach programs especially in child protection and their integration to the community and society. Phare, The Cambodian Circus is an activity of Phare Performing Social Enterprise that offers these students and graduates a performing venue to hone their skills and a place to earn a decent wage and that aims to sustain the artistic, education and social outreach programs of the association. Many lives have been dramatically improved through these programs. The young artists are able to build their careers and lives through these unique artistic and performing opportunities.

The Beatocello Concert:The free "Beatocello" concert is held each Saturday night at the Kantha Bopha children's hospital in Siem Reap. Concert runs from 7.15 - approx. 8.30pm, features Dr Beat Richter playing his cello, shows a film about his work in Cambodia and speaks on the medical issues affecting children in Cambodia. Donations encouraged.

The other activities: Landmine Museum, Angkor National Museum, Prek Toal: Bird Sanctuary, Silk Farm, Shooting Range, Happy Ranch, Quad bike, Sky Adventure, Helicopter and Flights Of the Gibbon (Zip line).


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