Kampot is one of Asia’s most picturesque yet least-visited towns. Small in scale, this tiny former French port is rich in atmosphere and consists of rows of old buildings, carefully-planned streets, and some great local restaurants. Kampot is also a great launching pad for trips to the former beach resort, Kep (30 minutes), Bokor Hill Station in the Elephant Mountains, and Tek Chhou waterfalls. Only three hours from Phnom Penh and two hours from Sihanoukville, Kampot can be visited on a day trip from either of the two bigger cities, but many travellers prefer to soak up the town’s quaint atmosphere for at least a full day, and set out for a sunset boat-trip along the forest-fringed Prek Kampong River. TUI’s journeys to the south coast of Cambodia use quaint Kampot as a base for excursions to south coast attractions and eerie Bokor Hill Station.