Chong Khneas is the more well known of the floating villages at the edge of Tonlé Sap lake. 15 Km South of Siem Reap town it takes only 30 minutes by tuk tuk to the boat dock where there are always boats waiting for visitors.
The boat trip through the floating village takes approximately two hours. You will explore the different Khmer, Muslim and Vietnamese floating households and the floating markets, fisheries, clinics, schools, basketball courts etc.
Chong Khneas has gotten very commercial over the recent years and is now run by a private firm.
The boat trip usually includes two stops: one at a touristy floating 'fish and bird exhibition' with a souvenir and snack shop, and the other at the very highly recommended Gecko Environment Centre, which offers displays and information introducing the ecology and biodiversity of the lake area.
There are other less well known floating villages on the lake so if you prefer this to competing with all the other tourist, just speak to the Travel Loops team.