Kampot province is located south of Phnom Penh on the
Gulf of Thailand. Approximately 55.000
people live in the province. The
terrain is a varied mix, characterized by flatland regions
used for agricultural production and hilly regions that are
sparsely populated. The highest peak is Bokor at 1079 metres
above sea level.
Kampot town is a small town on the Tuk Chhou River, 5km inland from the sea. Fishing and farming are the main activities; durians and melons grow in abundance.
To the south end of town is a large dusty traffic circle
with three hotels arrayed around it – Phnom Kieu, Phnom Kamchay, and Tuk Chhou.
Each has its own restaurants; Tuk Chhou offers a seedy nightclub. Also on the circle is Prachummith Restaurant, cloBt.
To the south near the river is the GPO and telecommunications building. At the north end of town, about 1.5 km away, is the Central Market, with
food stalls. All Kampot transportation is concentrated within range of the market-cycle, motors, taxis, trucks, and buses. The railway station lies farther north.
There’s zero of interest in
the town of Kampot except to walk around town and look at crumbling French-built blue-shuttered shop fronts. Previously Kampot was a stepping-stone to Bokor and Kep.
But there many things to do a in Kampot province. They
are such as Bokor Hill Station, Kampong Trach Mountain, Kep
Thmey, Phnom Chngok, Phnom Daung, Phnom Seda Orn, Preak
Ampil and Teuk Chhou.
Bokor Hill Station is located at 32-Kilometer distance
from the provincial town of Kampot. It was founded by the
French during the reign of the King Sisovath Before.
Bokor was a leisure place for French colonists who needed an
escape from the heat, humidity and general insalubrity of
To Bokor Hill Station it takes 1,101 meters up from road 3
Kampong Trach Mountain is the rocky mountain with
caves and the natural wells where arranged and worshipped by
the tradition of the Cambodians.
There is a natural well having 30-meter diameter and other
small natural wells having four-meter stair and artistic
stone look like animal.
From these natural wells, there is a long cave that we you
In front of the cave, there is a Cambodian pagoda, which has
been now maintained by the pagoda committee.
Kep Thmey is 8 km from Provincial Town of Kampot.
Kep Thmey is one of the popular wildlife parks in Kampot.
Kep Thmey is home to a large population of animals and
birds. Here you can catch the wild animals in their natural
habitats. The park is a haven to different kinds of animals
like tigers, gibbons and birds like Chestnut headed
Patridges, Orangeheaded Thrush and Plu Pitta. It is covered
with various species of trees and plants.
The other wildlife parks in and around Kampot are
Phnom Chhnok, Phnom Seda Orn and the Phnom Daung. The Phnom
Chhnok is nestled in Bos Trobek Village in Trorpeang Pring
Commune in Kampot District.
The Phnom Daung is located in Beoung Tapream Village in
Treuy Koh Commune. While the Phnom Seda Orn is nestled in
Ang Kor Village.