Kampot province is located in the Southwest of Cambodia, having an eighty kilometres coastal 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.
Set on the Kampot River, Kampot Town is the capital of Kampot province. The quiet town is best known as the starting point for trips to Bokor Mountain and its riverside scene. Visit Kampoy with Tours in Cambodia
The Kampot province also offers several other attractions including pre-Angkorian ruins and caves, jungle trekking, bicycling tours, river cruises, island trips, fishing trips, isolated beaches, pepper plantations, bamboo train rides and some beautiful countryside.
Kampot’s main attraction is its relaxing riverside setting. While there is a sizeable town set back from the river, the majority of visitors will spend most of their time enjoying the river and the local countyside
Today, Kampot province is best known for its pepper, which is truly excellent. Pepper plantations as well as a few low-key sites can be visited from town, which also forms an ideal base for trips up to jungle-clad Bokor, a highlight of any visit to the Cambodian coast. Kampot province is also renowned for the quality of its fruits its sea salt and of course the famous Kampot Pepper. Visit Kampot Cambodia with Indochina travel Cambodia
The most impressive sights in Kampot are the river and surrounding hills, which frame views from the riverside promenade.
Bokor Hill is located 42 km from the provincial town. It was erected by French colonists in 1922 during the reign of King Sisowath. Bokor was a resort location for affluent French colonists who needed a change of atmosphere.
In addition, Prek Tnout is also an ecotourism site that is partially located within Bokor National Park. Prek Tnout features biodiversity of regional and global significance including rare and endangered species. It is 30km west of Kampot Town along National Road 3 and 90km east of Preah Sihanouk province along National Road 4.
Kampot province is a great escape from the larger cities and towns in Cambodia. Located near the ocean, close to Vietnam, you can travel to SihanoukVille and Phnom Penh in a few hours and to Vietnam in only an hour.
The Indochina Voyages team.