Kampot, the third largest coastal province in Cambodia which is located in the Southern part of the country is a well-known destination with a lot of attractive places such as Bokor National Park with its cool climate as well as lush primary rainforest, Stone Temple – the mini model of Angkor Wat and especially, the mountain’s most stunning natural sight, Popokvil waterfalls.
Popokvil waterfall is situated on Bokor Mountain – a popular destination for tourists in Kampot Province thanks to its pleasant cool weather and beautifully landscaped hill. Just a few kilometers calculated from the hill station, the falls lie right at the edge of the highland march which covers much of the mountain-top. Because of the poor state of these bridges that cross the streams zig-zaggin over the hill, you will have no choice except walking the last kilometer to the waterfalls. It is pretty pleasant to walk, and if you are lucky enough, you may even catch sight of some interesting wild-life, such as giant red squirrels or monkeys. Even when coming to the waterfall might be a little bit challenging, but as soon as you see at firsthand the natural beauty of the falls, then you absolutely know, with no doubt, that it is definitedly worth your efforts.
The waterfall’s name, Popocvil, in Khmer, means “Swirling clouds” which is absolutely appropriate as almost every time, the waterfall is covered above by a thick mist that makes it look like an amazing scense in heaven. Popokvil Waterfalls is a two tiers waterfall with its first tier is around 15-metre high while the second one is about 18m high. The most ideal time to visit this waterfall is during the rainy season, from June to October because the waterfall is the most beautiful at this time. Popokvil waterfall is not only a great place for a swim on a sweltering day but also a very nice place to take pictures. Visit Popokvil Waterfalls with Tours to Cambodia
Along the small path by the waterfall, visitors can take scenic walks to embrace Mother Nature and discover beautiful wild animals and plants. Freely enjoy a cup of coffee among the cool fresh air of the Popocvil waterfall is also a popular activities of tourists when come to the falls.
Popokvil – the perfect combination between the natural unique structures, the beautiful sceneries as well as the pleasant atmosphere, is worth to visit at least once in your life.
The Indochina Voyages team.