Apr 19

ePostcard from: Kampot, Cambodia

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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….


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6 Responses to “ePostcard from: Kampot, Cambodia”

  1. From thidaneng:

    Traditional theme – A period home remodel featuring natural elements

    Delivered by trustworthy construction in Cambodia
    construction materials, designers Mark Hulsey and Scott Hall collaborated to renovate the above home. It has a strong architectural vernacular of a traditional Mediterranean with subtle colors to mark the start of the design.
    “The designers specified a mix of reproduction and antique furniture and accessories. In the main living room, for example, a reproduction bachelor’s chest sits beneath antique French mirrors and Rose Medallion porcelain.” Hulsey said.
    Other design also focus on the traditional theme which is evident throughout the house with natural palettes and bygone tones.

    Posted on 13 January, 2015 at 05:38 #
  2. From thidaneng:

    Traditionally downplaying

    According to reliable furniture shop in Phnom Penh
    construction materials
    information, it is not always true that traditional or classic designs are full of ornate and detailing. The designs can be subtle and minimalist as the featured house portrays.
    “The archways, barrel-vaulted ceiling and white-painted paneling in the foyer are all characteristic of the shingle style,” said builder Peter Fallon. “Similarly, the double-height void at the entrance, with a coffered ceiling, provides the grand entrance we associate with this type of house.”
    “With so much white paint on the millwork in the house, the room needed a touch of color,” designer Barbara Kotzen stated of the living room’s makeover. “But, it was also important that this was subtle, rather than loud, hence the gold and caramel tones.”
    The graceful look continues elsewhere in the house with light and airy feel being brought to each renovated space.

    Posted on 31 December, 2014 at 10:47 #
  3. From riththear90:

    An Asian spa-like bathroom from Clay Aurell

    As successful furniture shop in Cambodia construction materials informed, the Japanese style master suite has taken a change by architect Clay Aurell with the concept of bringing a sense of luxury and retreat for the bathroom.

    “Their vision was to have a new master suite that captured the tranquil outlook and provided a spa-like experience,” Aurell spoke.

    “Inside, the space available for the bathroom was quite small, so we had to rely on a few clever tricks with the vanity and shower to create a sense of expansiveness,” he added.

    The bathroom’ main focus was the bathtub. Per request, the designer placed the bathtub on one end that has a large window to observe the outdoor garden and mountains.

    Posted on 22 July, 2014 at 07:49 #
  4. From Smith Cam:

    Elegant colonial architecture, spectacular natural attractions, and bucolic charm make this province a favorite among locals, expatriates, and more recently, tourists.


    Posted on 5 April, 2013 at 09:45 #
  5. From Ed Rex:

    Definitely gonna come to Kampot next time I’m in Cambodia. You’ve convinced me!

    Posted on 12 June, 2012 at 05:02 #

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