Floating Village and Pre Angkorean Temples
Rolous Group and Kampong Pluk Floating Village
After Breakfast, we start the visit with Rolous Group built in the 9th century and corresponding to the old capital of Hariharalaya. A short visit to the Lolei (993) follows, once on an island in a middle of an artificial lake (baray), continue on to Bakong temple, is the first temple mountain of sandstone constructed by rulers of the Khmer empire which was built as a stepped-pyramid representing Mt. Meru. Packed lunch is included.
We then continue to Kampong Pluk Village, you will enjoy the way of living in Angkor area. Later we take a boat to Kompong Pluk Village where houses are built on stilt within the floodplain of the Great Tonle Sap Lake. This village is 16km southeast from charming Siem Reap town. Flooded mangrove forest surrounds the area and is home to a variety of wildlife including crab-eating macaques. During the dry season when the lake is low, the building in the villages seem to soar atop their 6-metre stilts exposed by the lack of water. Later we return to the hotel.