Things to do in Kampot

Kampot is a quiet town but big on attractions. There is something for everyone from a walk through the sleepy streets full of interesting architecture to exploring dramatic waterfalls in the surrounding mountains. You are sure to find plenty of things to do in Kampot.

Food and Restaurants in Kampot

Food lovers are well served by an abundance of restaurants and local delicacies – from a small European eateries run by expat residents, to exquisite Cambodian fare made with fresh local seafood including oysters, shrimp, fish and crab. You could spend a month sampling the culinary delights of Kampot and not eat the same dish twice.

Historic Kampot Town

The town centre boasts historical French colonial architecture. Wander the streets and enjoy the contrast between the historic buildings that have been tastefully renovated into restaurants and hotels and others that are left in a distressed state. The old bridge is a key landmark from the French colonial period and while partly destroyed in subsequent wars it was always rebuilt and the remaining parts still stand proudly over the river and cut a distinct silhouette against the backdrop of Bokor mountain. You can learn more about the history of the area at the Kampot Provincial Museum, located in a beautiful old building in town.

Venture into the Kampot Countryside

Explore further afield in the local Cambodian countryside to find Kampot pepper plantations, salt fields, and an abundance of produce farms. We can arrange pepper farm and salt fields tours.

Venturing further the area holds significant historical and cultural heritage with Phnom Chhngok Cave Temple dating back to the 7th century, making it the oldest temple in Cambodia. Past Kep you’ll find Kampong Trach caves, a unique rock formation with a central atrium of spiritual significance and a rainwater cave where you can swim. Or take a drive up to the top of misty Bokor Mountain to find old French colonial buildings, some in their original state and some renovated, the Sampov Pram temple sitting on a cliff edge, the impressive Popokvil Waterfall, and to enjoy the cooler climate atop the plateau.

Just up the river from our resort you can find Teuk Chhou Rapids and Tada Roung Chan Waterfall, both are worth a visit to enjoy the cool mountain waters.

We are happy to help arrange any excursions around Kampot, just ask our team for some ideas or tell us where you want to go.

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