Set on the Kampot River, Kampot Town’s status has faded since the development of a major port at Sihanoukville. Its trading history is reflected in its crumbling old shophouses and its sizeable Chinese and Vietnamese communities. Kampot is a great base for exploring nearby Bokor National Park.Blessed with pristine rainforest, the park is home to many endangered and rarely seen species including clouded leopards, tigers, sun bears and Asiatic black bears. Yet Bokor’s biggest attraction is the abandoned French colonial hill station Mount Bokor whose decaying colonial buildings have recently been joined by a major hotel and casino development.
Kampot is a great base for exploring nearby Bokor National Park