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Kampot, Kampot Travel Guide, Kampot Cambodia

Kampot is located in the southwest of Cambodia, a long coastline stretching eighty kilometers along the Gulf of Thailand. The provincial capital is also named Kampot and located near the mountain green Elephant and the Bokor Hill Station. As opposed to crowded Sihanoukville in the north, here in this place you’ll find the tranquility and quietness.

Quick Facts:

  • Location: southeast Cambodia
  • Status: Province of Cambodia
  • Area: 4873.02 square kilometers
  • Population: 619,088 people (2007, provincial government data)
  • Climate: tropical climate
  • Time zone: Cambodia (UTC+7)

To many tourists coming here, Kep Beach, Rabbit Island, Bokor Hill Station, and countryside tours are perhaps the good choice. Kampot also possesses a number of other attractions including pre-Angkor ruins and caves, the cycling tours, exciting river cruises, island and fishing trips, beautiful isolated beaches, and some good-looking countryside sceneries.

Located on both sides of the Kampot River is Teuk Chhou or Prek Thom, and are connected by two bridges, east of Kampot is home to most of the restaurants, motels, and markets. Along the banks of the river are several hotels and motels with the owners is both Western and Khmer. The scene of river is very quiet and picturesque.

To discover the town, you can rent a bicycle or a motorbike to go round. Otherwise, you can also have choice between taxis and tuk tuk which are popular everywhere in town. Some of the prominent attractions in the city next to the river bank, are the largest bazaar, Buddhist temples and the soccer stadium. To the east is the sea port of Kampot where many communities and schools as well as Muslim and Cham poeple lived.

Most visitors come here to see the old colonial French still make noise in good condition. Kampot is also famous for the local specialty fruits: durian, coconut, mango, etc. The healthy climate and fertile soil as well as the experience of farmers have created such delicious specialties.

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