Kampot Location Profile

Kampot Location Profile


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Kampot in Cambodia’s southwest has long been one of the most fascinating places to visit in the Kingdom. This sleepy river town is known for its relaxed vibe. Some speculate that it will soon attract international property developers, similar to Sihanoukville to the west. For now, however, it is a laidback oasis.

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As you can see, the list of attractions in Kampot is nearly endless. From beaches and eco-parks to pepper farms and mountains, this place has it all. Indeed, the future of this area is bright. Many people think there will be a wave of development coming to the province soon. Only time will tell, but visit now to experience the true beauty.

Things To Do in Kampot

Secret Lake; another popular spot in Kampot is Secret Lake, known locally as Tomnop Tek Krolar. Between rice fields and mountains, this is actually an irrigation dam built during the Khmer Rouge era. However, it has been transformed into a leisure area where people can picnic and ride water Safari; Kep Themy is the largest safari in Kampot. Visitors are amazed by the wildlife in their natural habitat, which contains a variety of wildlife, including wild boar, deer, birds and monkeys. Salt Museum: Kep Themy is the largest wildlife park in Kampot. Visitors are amazed by the wild animals in their natural habitat, which contains a variety of wild animals, including wild boar, deer, birds and monkeys. Anlu Bird Sanctuary: Anlu Bird Sanctuary has more than 90 kinds of birds, including red-crowned cranes. Red-crowned cranes flock to the area from December to April every year.

Kampot is a gastronomic paradise. It has a ton of dining options, from local to foreign, budget to fine dining and everything in between. Most restaurants offer a mix of Khmer, Pan-Asian and Western food.

From $ 50 to $ 100 per night, you can stay in one of the many mid-range accommodations or boutique hotels in Kampot. Popular places in this area include Rikitikitavi, Auberge du Soleil and Kampot View Boutique Hotel. Many of them still provide gyms, swimming pools and sky bars.

Since Kampot has no airport of its own, international visitors will have to first fly into either Phnom Penh or Sihanoukville and then get to Kampot by land. You can also hop on the train from Phnom Penh to Sihanoukville and disembark at Kampot’s station. Tickets are $4 for the 2.5 hour trip. There are several bus companies as well with daily trips from Phnom Penh to Kampot and vice versa. From Phnom Penh, you can hire taxis (usually Toyota Camrys) for between $35 and $50. Prices go up during public holidays, however, and if you need more luggage space an SUV for the same trip will cost around $60. The drive usually takes around three hours.

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Kampot province is located in southern Cambodia, 148 kilometers away from Phnom Penh, facing the Gulf of Thailand, only 110 kilometers away from Sihanoukville.

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