St. Paul’s Church (Chong Khnies)

St. Paul’s Church of Chong Khnies, a floating village 10km south of Siem Reap, consists mainly of Vietnamese Catholics born in Cambodia and whose main occupation is fishing. From the year 2000 to 2015, this floating church was a big, thriving community.  During masses and celebration of the sacraments, the church was always filled with Catholic families so vibrant, devoted, and active in their faith.  In 2015, most of the Catholic families left the place due to increasing difficulty in fishing.  To date, this Catholic Church holds regular masses for children and the few remaining families every other Sunday.  We still maintain a well-attended literacy program in Vietnamese and Khmer languages.

Programs & Activities

1. Mass
2. Remedial classes in Khmer and Vietnamese
3. Rice Soup Program


Church Location and Contact Details

Krom 11, Phum 7 Knies
Khum Chong Knies Sruk, Siem Reap

  • Priest in Charge
    Fr. Totet Banaynal, SJ
    Mobile: 012 911 147
    Email: totetbattambang@gmail.com
  • Parish Contact
    Mr. Bora
    Mobile: 088 714 4442