Nov 23, 2010


Kampot Province

  • Nov 23, 2010
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  • Kampot province is located in the southern coastal region; Kampot is arguably the most beautiful province of Cambodia, offering beaches, deserted islands, wooded mountains, caves, a national park, waterfalls, and a picturesque colonial town of the same name. Pepper, salt, and durians are the main agricultural products although the nascent tourist industry is beginning to flourish, filling Kampot town with upscale restaurants and hotels.

    To the south end of town is a large dusty traffic circle with three hotels arrayed around it – Phnom Kieu, Phnom Kamchay, and Tuk Chhou.

    Each has its own restaurants; Tuk Chhou offers a seedy nightclub. Also on the circle is Prachummith Restaurant, close by is Amar Restaurant. 
    To the south near the river is the GPO and telecommunications building. At the north end of town, about 1.5 km away, is the Central Market, with foodstalls. All Kampot transportation is concentrated within range of the market-cycle, motors, taxis, trucks, and buses. The railway station lies farther north.

    Tourist attractions in Kampot province come in great many varieties which are sure to leave the tourists with cherished memories.

    Bokor Hill Station
    Is a mountain top collection of buildings (hotel, casino, church, royal residence, etc.), constructed by French authorities in the early 1920s as a compliment to the already popular Kep resort area. In the 1990s a travel author referred to Bokor as ‘the eeriest place in the world’, and it lives up to that reputation. In its time, Bokor was an elegant getaway for French officials and foreign visitors to old Indochina. But years of neglect have left ghostly ruins - vestiges of a different age, often shrouded in fog and clouds. One thing that the years have not changed is the absolutely spectacular view of the coast and the cool (sometimes-cold) mountain air. 

    Wild elephants and other jungle animal are occasionally seen. Small guesthouse on top with $5 rooms, good toilets and very few other services. If you are going to stay on Bokor, take food as the guesthouse has little to offer. 37 km from Kampot. Take Route #3 west from Kampot to the well-marked turnoff. $5 entrance fee at the ranger station about a kilometer up the road. Badly broken pavement all the way up the mountain. Easiest in a 4WD. For experienced riders, it’s a moderate dirt bike ride. It is painful but possible on a small 100cc bike. Bring warm clothes.

    Teuk Chhu Resort:

    Is the natural resort locating at Snom Prompi Village, Mak Prang Commune, Kampot District in eight- Kilometer distance, north of the provincial town. The resort has water flowing from Phnom Dam Rey – Phnom Kam Chay. The water is cool and clear flowing
    down over the big rocks for year round. At Teuk Chhu resort, there are valuable and delicious fruit like Durian, Mangostreen,
    Rambutan, Mak Prang, Pineapple, Grape fruit, Custard apple, coconut etc.

    Kep Beach 

    A single, kilometer long crescent of sand near the tip of the Kep peninsula. Dining platforms and seafood vendors line the road behind the beach. Busy on weekends but often deserted during the week. The road through Kep traces the coastline to the beach and then circles back on itself. Cars and vans must pay admission to drive the loop (2500R5000R). Motorcycles and pedestrians are free. Be aware that the loop is a one-way street and the police do occasionally enforce the law, levy fines against violators.

    Phnom Kampong Trach

    Phnom Kampong Trach is located a South Damnak Kuntuot commune, Kampong Trach district, about 38 kilometers east of Kampot provincial town. It is a rocky mountain with few plants. The site includes a cave at the foot of the mountain, as well a number of small mountain wells that local people of Cambodian, Chinese and Vietnamese descent use for worship.
    One of mountain wells is 30 meters in diameter, and its soil is seven different colors. Several smaller wells have artistic stones that look like animals and other objects. From this large well, there is a cave way to Viel Sre Muoy Roy and Thma Dos wells, which were used by filmmakers in the 1970s. There are a Chinese-Vietnamese pagoda at the foot of the mountain, and a Khmer pagoda in front of the Entrance to the cave. The monk at the pagoda and the monastery committee are working together to preserve the cave.

    Caves in Kampot

    The caves of Phnom Ta’aun are part of a limestone formation. Narrow cave, chimney, passages with rock formations. A bit more interesting are the caves at Phnom Sia.

    Preak Ampil Resort:

    Is the beach rich in white sand, mangrove and coconut trees, and locates at Koh Touch Commune, Kampot by the National Road No 3. At the resort, we can enjoy the fresh seafood like crabs, cuttlefish, lobster, snail, and varied sea fish.

    Prek Ampil

    Prek Ampil is located on the coast in Koh Toch commune, Kampot district, about 18 kilometers west of the provincial town. Prek Ampil feature a white sand beach with thousands of mangrove and coconut trees growing nearby, ,making the site ideal for visitors looking for a pleasant place to relax. In addition, there is an array of fresh seafood such as crab, cuttlefish, lobster and snails, as well abundant coconut juice. The waters off of Prek Ampi are rich in corals, a natural attraction that could attract tourists who enjoy snorkeling or scuba diving.
    With the exception of Teuk Chhu, one of the sites listed above have been developed for tourism, although efforts have been made to stop further destruction at the sites. To-day, locals and some foreigners visit the sites to do research.

    Phnom K’Chnor

    Pre-Angkorian ruin set in a limestone cave amongst stalagmites and stalactites that are slowly growing into the ruin. Small 4th-5th century AD brick structure associate.

    Rabbit Island

    Island nearby Kep. White sand beaches and coconut trees. Relatively clear water. Snorkel around the rocks. No coral but lots of fish. Arrange a boat to through your guesthouse in Kampot or Kep.

    Tekcchou Resort

    A picnic area on the Prek Chha River. Popular with the locals, especially on weekends. Lots of food/drink stalls. The cool rapids and river breeze are quite pleasant. 8km. Good road.

    Tekcchou Zoo

    Asian-style mini zoo displaying a variety of local faunas. 8km north of Kampot.

    Kep Thmey
    Kep Thmey Classification Nature Wildlife and Preserves Location Kep Thmey Village, Beoungtouk Commune, Kampot District Accessibility 8 km (12mn) From

    Phnom Chhnok
    Phnom Chhnok Classification Nature Wildlife and Preserves Location Bos Trobek Village, Trorpeang Pring Commune, Kampot District Accessibility 9km (22m.

    Phnom Daung
    Phnom Daung Classification Nature Wildlife and Preserves Location Beoung Tapream Village, Treuy Koh Commune, Kampong Bay District Accessibility 7 km 

    Phnom Deda Orn
    Phnom Seda Orn Classification Nature Wildlife and Preserves Location Ang Kor Village, Trorpeang Pring Commune, Kampot District

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