Settling down in Kampot

Kampot really grew on me during the week we were there. We never intended to stay this long but the town really has a special charm and it became my favourite spot in Cambodia. There are lovely buildings everywhere, good food, kind people and numerous great side trips you can take to Bokor Hill Station, the salt flats and even the coastal town of Kep.

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Kampot travel information

  • Transport: In & out by bus from Phnom Penh. Sorya buses depart at 07:30 and 9.30 and 2.30pm from their bus station next to Central Market in Phnom Penh. The bus travels to Kampot via Kep and the trip takes about five hours. The fare is $7 one way and $US10 for a return ticket. In Kampot we rented a motorbike at our hotel.
  • Stay: The amazing Raksmey Kampuchea Guesthouse, easily the best value for money we got throughout the whole trip. The place is super clean and has sweet owners plus it’s really cheap.
  • Things to do: Wander around town or go on a side trip to the salt fields, Bokor Hill station or Kep.
  • Food: The Rusty Keyhole has great ribs, Ecran Noodle Shop is wonderful for lunch and so is the Epic Arts Cafe (they can also prepare pick nick packages to go).

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