Tourists traveling between the two countries often make a short stop in Poipet. The town is well known to outsiders as a gambling hub. Boasting more than 10 casinos, Poipet is considered Cambodia’s number two casino destination after Sihanoukville.
Poipet has an area of 262 km2. The municipality is divided into three communes: Poipet, Phsar Kandal, and Nimeth. It has a population of more than 140,000.