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Kampot Province Cambodia, Kampot Travel Guide, Transportation in Kampot, Kampot Information

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Kampot

Kampot is a southern province of Cambodia. Its capital is Kampot town. Kampot has a population of 585,110 and consist of eight districts divided into 92 communes with a total of 477 villages. 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 province is subdivided into 8 districts:
  • Angkor Chey
  • Banteay Meas
  • Chhuk
  • Chum Kiri
  • Dang Tong
  • Kampong Trach
  • Teouk Chhou
  • Kampot Town
    Area
  • Total : 4,873 km2 (1,881.5 sq mi)
    Population (2009)
  • Total 585,110
  • Density 120.1 per km2 (311/sq mi)
Location
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.
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%.)

Local Tours



Bokor Hillstation :
Bokor Hillstation 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.
Kompong 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.
Caves:
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.

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.
SPhnom 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:
Phnom K'Chnor 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.
Sre Ambel :
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.
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.

 

Teuk Chhu

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.





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.

 

 

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. 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.

 

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