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This pictures province is located in the Southwest of the country, having an eighty kilometres costal strip with the Gulf of Thailand. The provincial capital is named Kampot and sits near the base of the abundant green Elephant Mountains and the famous Bokor Hill Station. Compete to crowded Sihanoukville in the North of the province you may find quietness and almost no tourists around here.
Most visitors come here to have a look at the old French colonial architecture, which is one still in charming condition, to have a vantage point for visiting the near beaches or the small islands of Kep. Kampot province is also renowned for the quality of its fruits (durian, coconut, mango, etc.), its sea salt and of course the famous Kampot Pepper. The special fresh climate and soil type of Kampot as well as the experience from several generations of pepper farmers make this pepper unique and much sought-after by gourmets worlwide.
The small town of Kampot on the Tuk Chhou River is 5km inland from the sea. Fishing and farming are the main activities; durians and melons grow in abundance. To the south end of the 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 the Prachummith Restaurant, which is close by is the 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, lays the Central Market, with quite a lot of food stalls. All Kampot transportation is concentrated within the range of the market cycle, motors, taxis, trucks, and buses. The railway station lies further north, but isn't used anymore.
There's almost no interest in Kampot, except to walk around the town and look at crumbling French-built blue-shuttered shop fronts. You can reach Kampot by irregular plane service from Phnom Penh. It's not the best and more comfortable way to get there by car. It takes about 5 hours to cover the 150 km from Phnom Penh to Kampot on a bumpy road, which but goes through a scenic changing nature.
Kampot province is 4.873 square kilometres big. It's located in the Southwest of the country and is bordering to the North with Kampong Speu, in the East with Takeo, in the West with Sihanoukville and Koh Kong and to the South with the Gulf of Thailand. The East of the province consists of the typical plain area for Cambodia, covering rice fields and other agricultural plantations.
The Western part of the province shows up with the well known Bokor National Park, being a part of the grant Elephant Mountains, which is rich in lush forests and a huge range of wildlife. The two highest points in the province are the Bokor Hill Station with 1,027m altitude and further north another hilltop with 1,050m altitude. Some people consider the countryside similar to the sharp Vietnamese limestone rocks shooting up of flat plains  an impressive aspect.

The country has a tropical climate - warm and humid. In the monsoon season, abundant rain allows for the cultivation of a wide variety of crops. This year round tropical climate makes Cambodia ideal for developing tourism. Travellers need not to fear natural disasters such as erupting volcanoes or earthquakes, and the country is not directly affected by tropical storms.
Climate: Cambodia can be visited throughout the year. However, those plans to travel extensively by road should be avoided the last two months of the rainy season when some countryside roads may be impassable. The average temperature is about 27 degrees Celsius; the minimum temperature is about 16 degrees. December and January are the coolest months, whereas the hottest is April. Kampot itself is one of the cooler regions of the country, due to its situation next to the sea and high rainy mountains its cooler and fresher.
General information about the provincial climate:
- Cool season: November- March (20-26c)
- Hot season: March- May (29c -34c)
- Rainy season: May - October (22-30c, with humidity up to 90%.)
The current population in this province is about 619,088 people or 4,31% of the country's total population (14,363,519 person in Cambodia, 2007, provincial government data), with 299,814 male and 319,274 female. The population density is therefore 127 people per square kilometre.
Kampot may easily be approached directly from Phnom Penh, Sihanoukville and also from Vietnam via the Prek Chak (Ha Tien) and Phnom Den international border crossings.
To/From Phnom Penh:
Via paved and in comparative good condition National Highway No 3 from Phnom Penh to Kampot. This road is more recommendable than the alternative National Highway No 2 to leading to National Highway No 3 via Takeo province. The buses to Kampot departure each day at 7:30am and midday around 1:15pm from the central bus station near the central market (Sorya Bus Company; No 168). The prices with a usual old air-con bus are around US$4 per a person and trip. The trip usually takes approx. 4-5h.
To/From Sihanouville:
Taking a bus from Sihanoukville it'll take you North on the National Highway No 4 to Veal Renh (about 40km), than you'll turn east on National Highway No 3 in direction to Kampot. Both highways are paved and in comparative good condition. The trip from Sihanoukville to Kampot usually takes approx. 1-2 hours (110km).
Share Taxis:
If you wish to go from Sihanoukville to Kampot by share taxi you can found one opposite the market (Phsar Leu) and at the downtown bus and taxi station in Sihanoukville centre. In Kampot, taxis can be found at the taxi stand or you just tell your guesthouse or hotel that you wish one taxi, as they'll be friendly enough to help you organizing one ASAP. The prices are around 12,000 - 14,000Riel/person or $20 for a private taxi ($25 with a proper a/c). Going from Phnom Penh with a share taxi you can find one at Phsar Dumkor in Phnom Penh or opposite of central bus station. The prices are 13,000 -15,000Riel/person or $22-$30 for a private taxi. The 3 hours ride is shorter as with the slowly bus.
Motorbike Info:
The National Highway No 3 from Phnom Penh to Kampot is definitely not in the best condition as you might wish to hit the road as fast as possible, but it's a scenic trip while you enjoy the countryside (approx. 155km). It's worth it!  Coming from Sihanoukville you have to ride on the National Highway No 4 for about 40km turning at the junction East and heading the NH No 3 for another 75km to Kampot.
To/From Vietnam:
The border to Vietnam (Ha Tien) is around 60km far from Kampot. The easiest mean to go there is by hiring a moto tub or Tuktuk (prices are around US$5 for a moto tub and US$1014 for a Tuktuk; 1 ½h trip). The border was long closet for international travellers but has recently opened (beginning of 2007). The borders full name for both sites is Prek Chak/Xaxia. Going to the border you'[ll have to take Road No 33 east from Kampot to the intersection of Road 31 at Kampong Trach town. Turn south on Road 31. The roads are all paved except the last few kilometres to the border, which are sealed. Both, Sok Lim Tours (Tel: 012-801348) and Marco Polo Adventure Tours (Tel: 012-883429) offer regular transport from Kampot to the border. If you're coming from Vietnam, moto tubs usually wait at the border crossing to take approaching travellers to Kep or Kampot.
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, its a moderate dirt bike ride. It is painful but possible on a small 100cc bike. Bring warm clothes.
Caves near 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. One cave contains a supposedly elephant shaped rock formation that is treated as a shrine. Bring a flashlight.Limestone mountains (phnom) dot the landscape between Kampot and Kep. Many contain limestone caves, some adorned with exotic rock formations, and almost all containing Buddhist shines. Make sure to bring a torch and wear shoes suitable for climbing on rocks.
On your sightseeing trip to Kampot you would find that there are various places of attraction in and around Kampot. The caves near Kampot, Kampot are other famous attractions for those tourists who are on a sightseeing trip to Kampot. These caves near Kampot, Kampot are nothing but limestone formations which you would find all through the stretches between Kampot and Kep. These limestone caves near Kampot, Kampot sometimes house exotic rock formations and in almost all the caves near Kampot, Kampot you would find Buddhist shrines. When you plan to visit these caves near Kampot in Kampot make sure that you are carrying a torch and have put on proper trekking shoes.Among the caves near Kampot, Kampot, the first caves that you would come across are that of the caves of Phnom Chhnork.
The first of these caves have pre-Angkorian ruins within the limestone caves. You would find various brick structures of 5th century AD amongst the stalagmites and stalactites that are formed within the cave. You would also find 4th century structures which are the evidences of the state of Funan. While you enter the cave you would find limestone formations in the shapes of elephants. The entrance of the second cave lies about 300 meters from the first cave and to reach there you have to climb various piles of rocks and go through small openings. You would find a small shrine too in the second cave.
Caves near Kampot in Cambodia further include the cave at Phnom Sla Ta'aun Plain which is smaller in comparison to the other caves but still it is attractive to the climbers. The interesting things that you can find here are a small shrine as well as a huge rock that is balanced in a hole on the ceiling of the cave.Another interesting one among the Caves near Kampot, Kampot is the cave at Phnom Sasear which is also known by the name 'White Elephant Cave'. This cave is located next to a beautiful pagoda. If you go up the stairs that rise from the side of the limestone outcropping then you would get a wonderful view of the countryside especially during the monsoon. In this cave you would find a shrine. This shrine is located at the base of a limestone formation which resembles the shape of an elephant. Thus when you are on a sightseeing trip to Kampot you should not miss the opportunity of visiting the caves near Kampot, Kampot.
Most of the handicrafts made of the sea shells and corals that are popular with tourists are made in Kampot province.This handicrafts is sold along the beaches and very popular with tourists. Corals are also popular with visitors. The coral is washed until it is white, and sold the beach to local and foriegn visitors. Because coral is rapidly disappearing from the sea and oceans, however, environmentalists discourage tourist from buying these souvenirs.
Kampong Trach
Kampong Trach is the district that borders Vietnam. The road trip from Kampot to the main town passes though some picturesque rural areas. There is a new side road to Kampong Trach town that skirts the base of Phnom Voar, (where the victims of the 1994 Khmer Rouge kidnappings were held.) These mountain areas of Kampong Trach were one of the last Khmer Rouge holdouts. Kampong Trach town is small and relatively uninteresting. The area's main attraction is a series of limestone caves and tubes that have been carved.into a nearby mountain. The roof of a large cave in the center of a mountain has collapsed, making a small, enclosed jungle.
Pagodas and shrines have been built amongst the caves, providing for some excellent photo possibilities. Bring a flashlight and wear good walking shoes. From Kampot, take the Kep road, bear left at the White Horse Monument and follow to Kampong Trach. After a few kilometers the road changes to badly broken pavement. The side road mentioned above requires a left turn onto a graded dirt road about 7 km past the White Horse Monument. It is not a straightforward route and it may be better if you go with a guide. Set aside the better part of a day for the trip to the caves and back.
Kep Thmey
Kep Thmey, Kampot is one of the most-visited tourist attractions in Kampot. The Kep Thmey, Kampot is one of the popular wildlife parks in Kampot. Get to know more about Kep Thmey, Kampot through Kampot Travel Guide.Kep Thmey in Kampot is a natural wildlife reserve. It is situated in Kep Thmey Village in Beoungtouk Commune in Kampot District in Kampot. The Kep Thmey, Kampot is located 8 kilometers from the Provincial Town of Kampot. The other wildlife parks in and around Kampot are Phnom Chhnok, Phnom Seda Orn and the Phnom Daung.
The Phnom Chhnok is nestled in Bos Trobek Village in Trorpeang Pring Commune in Kampot District. The Phnom Daung is located in Beoung Tapream Village in Treuy Koh Commune. While the Phnom Seda Orn is nestled in Ang Kor Village.Kep Thmey, Kampot is home to a large population of animals and birds. Here you can catch the wild animals in their natural habitats. The park is a haven to different kinds of animals like tigers, gibbons and birds like Chestnut headed Patridges, Orangeheaded Thrush and Plu Pitta. It is covered with various species of trees and plants.
Phnom Chhnok
Phnom Chhnok Classification Nature Wildlife and Preserves Location Bos Trobek Village, Trorpeang Pring Commune, Kampot District Accessibility 9km (22mn) From Provincial Town
Phnom Daung
Phnom Daung Classification Nature Wildlife and Preserves Location Beoung Tapream Village, Treuy Koh Commune, Kampong Bay District Accessibility 7 km (11mn) From Provincial Town
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 associated with the ancient state of Funan. A bit of carving is still visible.When you go for sightseeing in Kampot a must visit spot is Phnom K'Chnor, Kampot. The Phnom K'Chnor, Kampot is nothing but a cave containing ruins which would give you an idea about the historical heritage of Kampot.
Phnom K'Chnor, Kampot is a place where you can take your own car providedyou are very good in driving, but if you are not sure of driving then it is better that you take a trail bike. Always take the help of an expert guide before you set on a trip to Phnom K'Chnor, Kampot. In Phnom K'Chnor, Kampot you would find a shrine dating from pre-Angkorian dynasty and it dates back to the 4th century and it is set in a limestone cave up in a mountain. Those of you who are interested in going to Phnom K'Chnor in Kampot, they should take the road that leads to Kep from Kampot and after traveling for 8 kilometers you have to take the left turn. Then you can travel down a dirty road for 5 kilometers which intersects beautiful rural farmlands.
After sometime you would come across a railway line and after crossing the line you would find the way leading to the base of the mountain. Here you would find the shrine which is renowned as a healing center of Buddhist faith. The ruins that you would find at Phnom K'Chnor, Kampot are nothing but brick structures from the 4th and the 5th century AD and are evidences of the ancient state of Funan. There is no entrance fee for visiting the Phnom K'Chnor, Kampot. Thus here you might find people involved in some sort of ceremony at any time.
It is advisable that you do not visit the Phnom K'Chnor, Kampot during monsoon because the road is quite treacherous at this time Kampot Province has its rich agricultural land for the farming such as peper farm, rubber plantation, especially the wellknown through the kingdom of Cambodi, Kingdom of Wonder!, of its durian plantation. Beside, local people ever known this province is the very good place making the tasty fish sauce and salt…
Phnom Seda Orn
Phnom Seda Orn Classification Nature Wildlife and Preserves Location Ang Kor Village, Trorpeang Pring Commune, Kampot District.Among the chief tourist attractions in Kampot, mention must be made of Phnom Seda Orn, Kampot. Plan a visit to the Phnom Seda Orn, Kampot on exotic sightseeing tours in Kampot in Cambodia.

Just located at a distance of 6 kilometers from the provincial town, the Phnom Seda Orn, Kampot is a major tourist attraction. It will just take 10 minutes to reach your desired destination. If its nature and wildlife that attracts you, you must plan a visit to the Phnom Seda Orn in Kampot.
One of the widely-known nature and wildlife preserves, the Phnom Seda Orn, Kampot is the best place for nature lovers and wildlife enthusiasts. Adorned in untamed flora and fauna, the Phnom Seda Orn in Kampot should feature first and foremost in any tourist's itinerary.
If you are visiting Phnom Seda Orn, Kampot, you must also catch a glimpse of the attractions nearby. The Rabbit Island is a chief tourist destination close to this verdant nature reserve. This breathtaking island has endless white sandy beaches flanked by coconut trees. The azure waters lure you to plunge in. You can enjoy a number of water sports here.
For absolute adventure lovers, snorkeling is the perfect option. You go for a thrilling snorkeling experience around the rocks. You will get to see a variety of marine life here. You can also visit the Bokor Hill Station near Phnom Seda Orn in Kampot.
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 features 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 Ampil are rich in corals, a natural attraction that could attract tourists who enjoy snorkeling or scuba diving. With the exception of Teuk Chhu, none of the sites listed above have been developed for tourism, although efforts have been made to stop further destruction at the sites. Today, locals and some foreigners visit the sites to do research.
Prek Thnout
Prek Thnout is located in Kampot province, between Sihanouk Ville and Kampot Town. It is partially situated within the Bokor National Park and can be reached by bus, minibus or taxi. From Kampot Town it takes a 30km ride along National Road 3 or a 90km drive from Sihanouk Ville along National Road Number 4.
Rabbit Island 
Rabbit Island is a small tropical island located about 20-40 minutes south of Kep by local boat. The island is blessedly undeveloped and lacks most services except for some rustic bungalows and a couple of rudimentary beach shack restaurants. Secluded white sand beaches dot the edges of the island, backed by a hilly coconut palm interior. Most services are near the west side beach. The surrounding waters are relatively clear and warm, offering some snorkeling opportunities around the rocks. Coral is scarce but colorful fish abound.
You can stay on the island or make a day trip of it - go in the morning, lounge on the beach and return to Kep in the afternoon. Rooms/bungalows on the island run $10 or less. Arrange a boat trip to the island through your guesthouse in Kampot or Kep or just go to the Koh Tunsay Boat Dock in Kep town next to the Long Villa Restaurant (see Kep map on page 113.) Boats are almost always available. A round-trip trip to the island and back runs $20 for the whole boat, so bring some friends to split the cost. The round-trip price is the same whether you stay a few hours or a few days. Tour operators and guesthouses in Kep offer day packages starting at about $7/person inclusive.
Salt Product
Salt products are among the items Cambodia produces for export. Cambodia can produce enough salt for use inside the country and also for export. Most of products are made in Kampot district nearby the sea.
Teuk Chhu Resort
Teuk Chhu is located in Snomprampi village, Makprang commune, Kampot district, about 8 kilometers north of Kampot provincial town. Its main attraction is a stream that flows from Phnom Damrei via Phnom Kamchay. The cool, clear water flows over large rocks year round. This is a good place for swimming or bathing. 

There are many kinds of decicious fruit available, including durian, mangosteen, rambutan, mak prang, pineapple, grape fruit, custard apple and coconut. Only the durian, however, is available year round. Not far from Teuk Chhu is a zoo and plantation organized by His Excellency Nhim Vanda. The zoo raises animals, while the plantation grows a variety of fruit trees, including durian, rambutan and other fruits.
The Tekcchou Resort, Kampot is a well known tourist attraction in Kampot in Cambodia. Kampon is a small town in the country of Cambodia. This town is a known tourist destination in this country. It is renowned for its limestone caves and other sightseeing spots which are worth visiting. This town is visited by several vacationers and holidaymakers who visit this country from all parts of the globe. You will have a good time exploring the beauty of this region. The Tekcchou Resort, Kampot is a good place to hang out with your family when you are in Kampot in Cambodia.The Tekcchou Resort in Kampot is a popular picnic place close to the town. The Tekcchou Resort in Kampot is set on the Prek Chha River. This resort in Kampot is famous among the local people. On weekends you will find the Tekcchou Resort in Kampot very crowded. People in the nearby regions enjoy spending their weekends here.
Many tourists also flock to this resort. The rapids here are very beautiful. The kids can play nearby and have a nice time. The cool river breeze will refresh you and will make your trip to this place a pleasant experience.
Near the Tekcchou Resort in Kampot you will find various stalls. These stalls generally ell drinks and food. The food is decent and fresh. Various local as well as international cuisines are on offer at these stalls.
There is a small zoo near the Tekcchou Resort in Kampot. Many animals and birds are kept here in enclosures. You can go with your family and friends and visit this zoo. Your kids will simply love watching animals at such a close distance.
Transportation in Kampot is also conveniently available. You will find several modes of transportation which will take you to the Tekcchou Resort in Kampot in no time. The roads leading to this resort are very good. You can take a car on rent and drive down to this place or hop onto various buses which ply to the Tekcchou Resort, Kampot.
This pleasant bathing spot is a major hit with locals. Waterfall enthusiasts should prepare themselves for a disappointment, however as these falls, 8km northwest of town, are really just a series of small rapids that don?t even move all that rapidly in the dry season. There is a proper waterfall 18km further up a dirt track from Teuk Chhou, but access is not straightforward, as the trail is pretty bad.
Teuk Chhu Zoo
Asian-style mini zoo displaying a variety of local faunas. 8km north of Kampot. Teuk Chhou Zoo and rapids set among gardens and fruit plantations at the foot of the Elephant Mountains on the west bank of the Teuk Chhou River, 12km northeast of Kampot, the Teuk Chhou Zoo(daily 7am?5.30pm; $3) is home to a wide range of fauna, including tigers, a pair of playful young elephants, lemurs and gibbons.
Little Garden Bar: (tel: 012-256901)
This Restaurant has an open-air garden style and is situated on the riverfront one block north of the bridge. You'll find a good selection of western and Khmer food. There are lots of sandwiches and daily specials on the board. Try the popular Pork Volcano; check out our daily specials from prime Australian rib eye filet to roast Lamb with mint sauce. We also have a number of vegetarian dishes as well as nice fish dishes. It's a perfect spot to enjoy the sunset whilst sipping your favourite cocktail. They also give you information on the Kampot area and local volunteer opportunities. Epic Arts Caf: (tel: 011-376968)  That is a project providing small restaurant to the deaf and disabled communities. Teas, cakes, fruit shakes, lunch and snacks available. Lucky Food
Restaurant and Bar: (tel: 012-806105)
You can find Indian and Sri Lankan cuisine here as well as tasty seafood dishes. Imported lamb (Australian) and chicken (Singaporean) is also on the menu. Full bar with cold beer and one dollar shots. Free drink or snack with each dish ordered. Takeaway, breakfasts and lunches are offered. Very clean kitchen and clean purified ice.
Rheaj's Burger House: (tel: 012-333361)
Friendly riverfront restaurant serving western and Khmer dishes. Western breakfasts, burgers, pizzas, BBQ, seafood, desserts, fruit juices and shakes. Full Bar. Indoor and curbside seating.
Jasmine: (tel: 012-927313)
That's a popular, stylish, welcoming riverfront cafe serving a good selection of western and some Asian dishes. Indoor and curbside seating with a very nice river view. Great place to enjoy sunset over a glass of wine and have a good, reasonably price western meal. Lots of books and magazines. Wifi wireless is available.
Bokor Mountain Lodge: (tel: 033-932314)
Lovely old French Colonial-era building in a perfect sunset location on the riverfront road. Serving a variety of Khmer and some western dishes. They serve Italian, Thai, and burgers, specializing in fresh crab dishes. Weekend BBQs. Pizzas. Equipped with a full bar with cold beer, wine and cocktails and coffee facilities. Wonderful curbside seating overlooking the river.
Western managed. Rikitikitavi: (tel: 012-274820)
Lovely rooftop restaurant and bar with a gorgeous view overlooking the river. Serving a wide selection of western dishes prepared by a professional chef. Full bar with cocktails, cold beer and a selection of wine.


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