Battambang, a laid back river town, is a 6 hour boat ride away from Siem Reap. The floating villages along the way were enchanting. It’s like sailing through people’s living rooms: their floating huts all have nice looking porches with often times a good hammock hanging.
You can see straight into their kitchen/bathroom/bedroom/living room, which are all in one. Merchants pass by selling daily groceries directly from their boat. Children swim and play in the water. Men are fishing, women are cleaning and filleting the catch on shore.