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Kampot Cambodia

On the River... 

Kampot City sits along the east side of the Kampong Bay River near the base of the Elephant Mountains and is of quite different character than the beach town of Sihanoukville. The city is an old provincial capital of quiet lanes and colonial architecture, a bit worn but radiating a quaint, welcoming, small town ambiance. A partially destroyed bridge, bombed in the wars, though now unused, still sits city center, its unique haphazard appearance iconic Kampot.

Kampot is a place to get a taste of provincial Cambodia, both urban and rural. The dining and nightlife scene, while still modest, is developing quickly, with several interesting new eateries in town, well worth exploring. For touring, use Kampot as a base to explore and tour the surrounding countryside, caves and pepper plantations, and as a stepping stone to the nearby beaches and islands of Kep, the Bokor Hill Station and the rest of southeastern Cambodia.




This website is the (expanded) online version of Canby Media' Cambodia travel guides: The Phnom Penh Visitors Guide, The Siem Reap Angkor Visitors Guide and Cambodia Coastal Visitors Guide, (also including Battambang, Kampot, Koh Kong and Kep.)