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Located halfway between Phnom Penh and the southern coast, Kampot is Cambodia’s capital of riverside relaxation. Kampot is clean, green, and brimming with beautiful French architecture. The city centre runs along the Praek Tuek Chhu river, setting the tone for a laid-back pace of life. Its major agricultural products in surrounding area include rice, pepper, bananas, coconuts, and durians. Mountainous areas in the region have a dense forest cover, including such first-quality woods as rosewood and teak, and berry, bean, and rubber trees. The area also supplies most of Cambodia’s salt needs. 

But it’s not all about lounging and sipping Kampot cider in your bungalow – there are lots of things to do in Kampot to keep you busy. Whether you’re into outdoor adventure, art, or you like the sound of eating and drinking your way around one of Cambodia’s best destinations for foodies, Kampot has something for you.

Things to do in Kampot and surrounding

River Cruise
Praek Tuek Chhu river is a vital source of livelihood for the people in the area surrounding the river, who practise fishing. The river passes through the towns of Kampot and Kep, which are popular tourist destinations in the region. It is known for many sunset cruises and water activities among the tourists.

Popokvil Waterfall
Popokvil is a Waterfall located in Bokor National Park close to Kampot town in Cambodia. This Waterfall with a pool surrounded by beautiful scenery and pleasant weather makes it a popular destination for tourists visiting Kampot Province.

Bat Cave
Bat Cave is located in Phnom Sampeau, near Battambang in Cambodia. It is famous for the emergence of millions of the Asian wrinkle-lipped bats every evening for their nocturnal hunting. The bats return next day in the early hours of the morning before the sun rises. It’s a spectacular show in the evening worth watching if you are traveling in Northern Cambodia. You can combine visiting Bat Cave with other attractions in Phnom Sampeau, for an excellent day-trip from Battambang.

Salt Fields
Salt Fields are located close to Kampot in Cambodia. They are the country's only salt fields, where the farmers harvest the sea salt throughout the year. It is one of the top attractions in Kampot for the tourists who opt for various tours from the town to learn about salt manufacturing.

Phnom Chhngok Cave
Phnom Chhngok is a temple located close to Kampot in Cambodia. It is the only cave temple in Cambodia and is dedicated to the Hindu God Shiva. The temple ruins are older than the Angkor structures belonging to the Funan era, and it is one of the attractions while visiting Kampot. Phnom Chhngok cave temple is popular among the tourists for its Pre-Angkor period ruins and its remote countryside location surrounded by green fields.

Bokor Hill Station
Bokor is a popular hill station located close to Kampot town in Cambodia. It consists of the popular Bokor National Park, a UNESCO heritage centre covering over 1500 square kilometres is home to rare wildlife including Asiatic black bears, Leopards, elephants and birds.

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