My second visit to Siem Reap, Cambodia was at the end of October, which meant rainy season!
My Asia trip was booked mainly on impulse and a strong curiosity at the time to see more of the world that simply couldn’t wait, but maybe if I’d known it was going to be rainy season I wouldn’t have chosen to visit at this time. However now I’m glad I did… It’s less busy off peak, and the rain wasn’t so bad that it ruined my experience, but the main reason I’m glad I went around this time was I got the chance to visit the floating village of Kampong Phluk just outside of Siem Reap!
This was an incredible experience, which I would highly recommend to anyone travelling to the area around the rainy season!
I booked on a day trip with a lovely girl I met in my hostel (Lubd) room. Because only 2 of us wanted to go on that day we paid quiet a lot, but the price was for the boat, and could of been split across as many as around 8 people I believe.
After a tuk tuk ride, we boarded a larger boat to the village, then moved on to little rowing boats to look around the village.
The rowing boats were peaceful, and the colours on the houses and in the trees beautiful.
Rowing through the trees reminded me of that scene from Pocahontas when they’re travelling through Grandmother Willow’s branches!
I think the photos say it all: