Kampot, the old provincial capital is a town of quiet lanes, colonial architecture and old shop houses along the river front. Though only 150 km from bustling Phnom Penh, it’s a world completely removed from the national capital. It’s an excellent base for exploring and touring the surrounding countryside.
Bokor – a hill station from French colonial times. It was set up in the early 1920s as a getaway for officials and foreign visitors from the grueling heat. One can find ruined historic buildings. a magnificent casino and church, and a large waterfall.
Kampot pepper, with its delicate yet distinctive aroma, is renowned for being among the best in the world.
Limestone landscapes between Kampot and Kep include caves with exotic rock formations, almost all containing Buddhist shines such as Phnom Chhnork and Phnom Kbal Romeas. Rock climbing in amazing Phnom Kbal Romeas offers breathtaking views inside the cave and from the top of the hill.
Do Not Miss:
Sunset Firefly Cruise on the river for only $5. Sip a drink while watching the sun set behind Bokor Mountain and see the mangrove forests along the Kampong Bay River.
By Air – Daily flights from Vientiane to Phnom Penh.
By Bus – Daily from Southern Bus Station (Vientiane to Phnom Penh).
Veronica’s Kitchen - Exclusively Khmer cuisine at the end of the Old Market overlooking the river.
Champa Lodge. Spectacular riverside location surrounded by farming and fishing communities. Champa Lodge is one of Cambodia’s most unique, laid-back and enticing hotels offering guests a truly Cambodian experience. It consists of a collection of three beautiful traditional Khmer houses on stilts with fantastic views of the river and rice paddies. Guests can enjoy activities such as kayaking, cycling and boating. From $38. www.champalodge.com