“Chhom Reap Suor” from the sleepy town of Kampot on the cusp of the Bokor Mountain Range. Kampot is a very peaceful place in a great location, not far from the Cambodian coast. With the famous party seaside town of Sihanoukville only 1 and a half hours away displaying beautiful beaches and the little fishing town of Kep only twenty minutes by moto to the East, Kampot is the perfect stopping point to relax.
Kampot has an array of things to visit including the beautiful Bokor National Park and the Elephant Mountain Range, the Phnom Chhnnok and Sorcia caves, Teuk Chhouu which is an area of rapids and the obvious pepper farms because if there is one thing Kampot is famous for, it is Kampot Pepper and rightly so. It is the best pepper in the world in my opinion. It tastes so good and can be found with many dishes in the various restaurants in and around the area.
Kampot has a vast array of guesthouses to choose from with varying standards. My particular favourite is “The Magic Sponge“. It has a very homely feel and the Manager “William” is one of the best hosts i have met on my travels. Such a friendly guy and so welcoming. Not to mention the relaxed atmosphere, The Magic Sponge has comfortable accomodation (including a penthouse dorm @ £3 a night), tasty food, free Wi-Fi, a pool table, Live music at the beginning of the week called Monday Night Jam and a great little mini golf course. I highly recommend staying here.
Kampot is also a great place to just kick back by the riverside particularly with a Cambodia or Angkor beer in hand and watch the sunsets as they shimmer on the Kampong River with Bokor standing proud in the distance. “Jul Muoy” (Cheers) from Kampot, Cambodia….