Kampot - Your escape into the greenery

Updated: Jan 28, 2019

Kampot is a quiet escape from the crowds of Siem Reap and Phnom Penh, but this town is in no way a lifeless place to visit. In fact there are many activities to do if you want to fill your days with nature as well as a cultural experience.

Known for its pepper and salt production, the town is only a 3-4 hour bus ride away from Phnom Penh and can easily reached with daily buses from Siem Reap, Sihanoukville, Kep, Koh Kong, Banteay Meanchey, Banlung (Ratanakiri), and Lem.

The Preaek Tuek Chhu river separates the town in two parts. The right side has many options for accommodation and dining, whereas the left side is quieter for a complete retreat.

Visitors can get around Kampot via Tuk Tuk, but we recommend renting a motorbike (from most accommodation for $6 - $8 per day) to explore the area.

Our list of top attractions to visit while in Kampot:

Bokor Mountain