Category: Cambodia Travel Guide

Bokor National Park

Bokor National Park

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One of Kampot province’s main tourist attractions, Bokor National Park covers 610 sq  miles (1,581 sq km) of prima- ry rain forest, grasslands, and  deciduous forest. Although illegal logging has decimated large tracts of the park’s south- ern section, Bokor remains  home to the Indian elephant, tiger, leopard, pangolin, Asiatic black bear, Malayan sun bear, […]

Tek Chhouu Falls

Tek Chhouu Falls

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A popular picnic spot, the Tek Chhouu Falls are a series of rapids best visited after the rainy season. Families come here to sit on little bamboo platforms beside the rapids and take in the view of the Kampot River. There are natural pools, good for swimming, and rocky shelves, ideal for sunbathing. The Tek […]

Kampot

Kampot

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With a sultry, unhurried air, little traffic, and some fine cafés, Kampot is among the most atmospheric towns in Cambodia. Nestled along the Kampot River, the town’s riverside promenade is a delight at sunset, as fishermen cast their lines and locals enjoy a drink against a backdrop of the Bokor Mountain Range. Kampot’s central area […]

Botum Sakor National Park

Botum Sakor National Park

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Occupying the bulbous peninsula between Koh Kong and Sihanoukville, the Botum  Sakor National Park encompasses 707 sq miles (1,832 sq  km) of coastal land and low- lying rain forests, grasslands,  and mangroves. The park is home to the elephant, fishing cat, sun bear, leopard, and pileated gibbon. Leopards and elephants are rarely spot ted but […]

Cardamom Mountains

Cardamom Mountains

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The largest wilderness in mainland Southeast Asia, the Cardamom Mountains cover an area of 3,900 sq miles (10,100 sq km). Two regions in these mountains have been declared protected – the Central Cardamom Reserve, which extends over an area of 1,549 sq miles (4,013 sq km), up to Pursat province; and the Southern Cardamom Reserve, […]

Koh Kong Island

Koh Kong Island

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A tropical paradise as yet unspoiled by development, Koh Kong Island features beaches lined with coconut palms and other vegetation. Its pellucid waters and pale, powdery sands form seven perfect beaches, although Beach Three, backed by a lovely lagoon, is the one to head for. This is a blissfully peaceful environment, an idyllic virgin beach […]

Peam Krasaop Nature Reserve

Peam Krasaop Nature Reserve

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Covering 93 sq miles (240 sq km), Peam Krasaop Nature Reserve is one of the most important mangrove environments in Southeast Asia. The mangroves not only protect the coastline from erosion but also support a wealth of flora and fauna. The extensive mud flats here provide a crucial habitat for invertebrates and a rich feeding […]

Tatai Waterfalls

Tatai Waterfalls

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Set amid lush green jungle, the picturesque Tatai Waterfalls lie upstream from the bridge spanning the Tatai River. During the rainy season, the falls have powerful rapids, while the dry season presents opportunities for dips in rocky pools. Visitors can reach the falls by kayak, hiking trails, or boat, as well as by motos that […]

Koh Kong

Koh Kong

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The dangers posed by the Khmer Rouge, coupled with the difficult journey through the Cardamom Mountains, led to Koh Kong being neglected for years. Accessible only by sea and air till 2001, its fortunes are now changing thanks to a road that links the town to the NH4 and to the rest of the country. […]

Kirirom National Park

Kirirom National Park

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This intriguing national park occupies a remote plateau about a two-hour ride inland from Sihanoukville. It lies at an elevation of about 2,296 ft (700 m), making the climate here far less oppressive than on the coast, and Kirirom’s extensive pine forests reflect the temperate altitude. Visitors  can avail themselves of ranger- guided walks to […]