CAMBODIA – Kampot
Located around 140km South-East of Phnom Penh, the region of Kampot is characterized by its hills and plains covered in rice fields, its salt marshes and its fruit plantations.
As for the township of Kampot, it has been renowned throughout the entire world for its pepper since the early 20th century. This quality product was first famous in France, and then, as the years went by, it has acquired a global reputation and is nowadays used by many Michelin-star chefs. The charming and peaceful small town of Kampot, located on the banks of the River Preaek Tuek Chhu, will seduce you from the start with its colonial architecture, its peaceful streets and its charming hotels. The town is just down Bokor Mountain, on which you can find old deserted French buildings from the protectorate, with a wonderful view of the coast and the islands.
A new alternative mode of transport is now accessible for travel to Kampot: The train. Indeed train connection between Phnom Penh and Sihanouville have been re-established, and trains stop in Takeo and Kampot before reaching Sihanoukville. This is a new original way to see the countryside and enjoy its landscapes.