Kampot

Kampot in Cambodia: vacation, sights and the best pepper in the world.

Kampot a city that is changing: Until a few years ago, this small and quiet place was populated mainly by backpackers and hippies.

Meanwhile, this area has also developed into a small tourist destination.

The small town and province Kampot in the southeast of Cambodia on the bank of the Praek Tuek Chhu river is still a small paradise.

People who want to take it easy and escape the hustle and bustle of Phnom Penh, the seaside resort of Sihanoukville and the temple city of Siem Reap should travel to the city and province.

Attractions in Kampot:

If you want to see and experience the attractions of the city and region you should rent a motorbike. 4 to 5 US dollars for 24 hours.
Kampot Riverfront (riverbank)

There are plenty of foreign and local restaurants with a great atmosphere on the city’s river promenade.

Every afternoon, when the hottest hours of the day are over, expats and Khmer come to the riverbanks to rest or take a walk.

The Durian roundabout:

There is a huge Durian statue that should highlight the status of the region as a producer of this tasty fruit.

Bokor Mountain:

A ride to the top of Bokor Mountain is an incredible experience.
Drive from Kampots city center towards Sihanoukville (National Road 3). After about 45 minutes you turn left to the entrance of the National Park: on the way up you come to some pretty viewpoints and beatutiful sights overlooking the landscape.

These include the new casino at Thansur Bokor Highland Resort, the old casino, nowadays it looks like a haunted house ( and according to local people, it is haunted) and Wat Sampov Pram, an old abandoned temple.

The area around the old casino, known as Bokor Hill Station, was a popular summer residence for the affluent population during the French colonial era.

On a clear day you can enjoy the view over the entire Kampot province as well as the Gulf of Thailand. The island in the distance is Phu Quoc and it belongs to Vietnam.

It takes about 1.5 to 2.5 hours to reach the summit of the mountain, depending on how fast you drive and how often you stop.

Kampot pepper farm:

Drive from Kampot along the NH 33 for about 9km towards Kep and then turn left at a (2018) unpaved road. Passing paddy fields of small villages, you will come to the idyllic Brateak Krola Lake.

About a further 5km you reach the farm. With signs along the way, you do not have to worry about finding the farm.

With the constant change of accommodation, I think it is better to look directly on the Kampot hotel website for a suitable accommodation.

Simply click on the logo and you are on the Kampot booking page.

 

 

 

 

 

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