Travel Tips : About Kampot in Cambodia

Colonial style shophouses at the riverside of Kampot, Cambodia

Kampot is a small provincial town at a river delta along the coast of Cambodia, famous for its Pepper, its laid-back way of life and the colonial French architecture. It is about 130km south of Phnom Penh and can be reached in the weekend & holiday by train. But a taxi or bus might be easier. Over land from Kampot you can travel to Sihanoukville (100km), Kep (30km), Vietnamese border (50Km) and Bokor National Park & Hill Station (40km). By boat you can travel from Kampot to Kep or to nearby islands with stunning beaches.

Kampot is a great area for Stand Up Paddling (SUP), Kayaking, Bicycling or Visiting pepper plantations. Or you could just sit down, relax and have a pizza at one of the many Happy Pizza Restaurants. Where to stay in Kampot? I mean the area not the hotel. If staying in town I think you should stay along the riverside.

Just some names to mention :
  • Magic Sponge Guesthouse, a wonderful place with a good restaurant serving Cambodian, Indian and Western food. And a great venue for music.
  • Ny Ny Hotel, with simple but clean rooms and friendly staff. Good value for money.
  • Jack's Place, a restaurant & travel agency.
  • Moi Tiet Pub, a lounge & pub near the riverside with live music shows.
  • The Fish Market Lounge, a bit upscale place to enjoy sunset, food & drinks.
  • The Columns Hotel, a lovely small hotel in beautiful renovated colonial shophouses.
  • Kampot Boutique Hotel, a brand new hotel with big comfortable rooms.
  • Blue Buddha Hotel, an apartment style hotel with spacious simple rooms.
  • Twin Home Guesthouse, a lovely small guesthouse with clean rooms right along the riverside.


Popular posts from this blog

On the motorbike for another Bo Klua loop in Nan

On the Motorbike to I-San Jurassic Park in Kalasin

The Rice Field Project Part 29 : Foundation and beams

The temple island at Kwan Phayao

Food, Food and more ..... Mu Ka Ta

Sakad Coffee in Ban Sakad

On the motorbike from Pua to Chiang Mai

Two days in Pattaya

Bicycling again in Pua