Located about 40 minutes drive from Siem Reap the unique community stands on stilted houses 10 meteres from the water in dry season and about 2 meters in green season. The community are amazing and the local food and homestays are lovely.
Local people go to bed early and rise up very early too. They usually wake up about 3/4am to do fishing in the middle of the river. The river is always busy, people use the boat as transport and there are many different types of boat like varieties of vehicles on the road. People in this community make their livelihoods mainly from fishing. They take fresh fish to sell for people in town or take them to do Prahok (a very famous fish paste and core ingredient of Cambodian food), dry fishes or smoke fishes which can keep for long time.
As is it a lakeside area, people use the water from the river itself. Water source in dry season is a problem for people in this community, due to the water level is very low and really poor quality. Sicknesses related to preventable diseases are common due to lack of clean water.
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