Kampong Phluk is a cluster of three villages of stilted house built within the floodplain of the Tonle Sap about 22km southeast of Siem Reap. The name means "harbor of the tusks". The villages are primarily Khmer and have about 3000 inhabitants between them. Flooded mangrove forest surrounds the area and is home to the variety of wildlife including crab-eating macaques. During the dry season when the lake is low, the building is the villages seem to soar atop their 6 meters stilts exposed by the lack of water.
At this time of year many of the villagers move out onto the lake and build temporary stilted house. In the wet season when water level rises again, the villagers move back to their permanent house on the floodplain, the stilt now hidden under the water.
Kampong Pluk economy is as one might expect, based in fishing, primary in shrimp harvesting. Kampong Pluk sees comparatively few foreign visitors and offers a close look at the submerged forest and lake side village life as yet unperturbed by mass tourism. The area can be reached by boat from Chong Khneas or by combination of road and boat.