Charming, compact KAMPOT, on the north bank of the Teuk Chhou River (aka Kampong Bay River), enjoys one of the nicest settings in Cambodia, and has become a popular destination for weekending Khmer and expats from Phnom Penh, as well as for foreign tourists. Once a bustling trading port, Kampot still boasts a Chinese population, their single-storey houses, built without stilts, contrasting with the Khmer stilt-houses and colonial shophouses that grace the town’s streets behind the sun-kissed, tree-lined riverfront. The town makes an excellent base for exploring the many attractions in the surrounding province.

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