Kampot Train

Kampot Province is located on the southern coastline of Cambodia. It is around 3 miles from the Gulf of Thailand. It borders with Vietnam. The city of Kampot is on the Preaek Tuek Chhu River and the province is famous for its pepper plantations. Not only is it famous for its pepper plantations but also for its salt fields.

Kampot has many French colonial style buildings that date back to the end of the 19th century. One example is The Governor’s Mansion, a well-preserved building which now houses The Kampot Provincial Museum.

Kampot was once a major port, although, now it is quiet riverside town. It still holds much of its charm but is rapidly gaining popularity. It is especially appealing to environmentally conscious foreigners and locals looking for a slower pace.

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The Catholic church sits on top of Bokor mountain, the former French hill station, Cambodia.

Bokor Mountain is one of the biggest tourist attractions in Kampot. The mountain was formerly a colonial French hill station and a site of a Cambodian royal summer vacation home. (more…)