Cambodia

Kampot the sleepy riverside town of Cambodia

Kampot known for being a sleepy riverside town, its also home to some of the best pepper in the world.

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Experiencing our shortest bus journey from Sihanoukville, we reached this town within a couple of hours. This is where we spent our final days in Cambodia. With much to offer it was a perfect base to explore the Bokor National park and pepper fields.

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We booked ourselves into a simple guest house for the 4 nights. With free washing and breakfast it was hard no to say to these perks.

It was also a good place for myself to recover from being unwell.

Kampot is pretty in a rundown kind of way, along the riverside its still rich with character, with its old trading shops , cute markets  and provides a  stunning backdrop of the Boker national park.

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We had decided to hire a scooter for several days, giving us the freedom to explore. With the weather being fairly decent we decided to travel to the Bokor national park. Established by the French as a hill station in 1925, Bokor has been abandoned twice, during World War II and the Khmer Rouge period. It was a perfect place to explore old buildings.

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The view on top of Bokor is spectacular, being one kilometre above sea level you have views across the ocean, even views of Phu Quoc island.

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Kampot being one of the smaller tourist towns in Cambodia, it surpisingly has a lot of Expats mostly from the USA. Bringing in there slice of culture to this sleepy riverside town. We were spoilt for choice when it came to eating out, but usually came down to the prices of the meals.

Kampot is slowly becoming more touristic, especially with the amount of Foreigners residing there and generally the amount of travellers who stop here either as the starting or ending point in Cambodia.

After many days relaxing, exploring the local area, we were finally making plans to cross the border into Vietnam.

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