Explore the area in Kampot

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Kampot Province (ខេត្តកំពត), a signature to enjoy the riverside and local countryside setting are located Southwest of Cambodia. This province sits were mountains and a river meet to display its most attractive and beautiful landscape. It occupies 4,873 square kilometers of the country and is home to two significant mountains: Bokor National Park and Grand Elephant mountain. The whole population is estimated at 633,671, which accounts for 4.0 % of Cambodia’s total count, according to the population project for Cambodia.


Kampot Province is bordered with Takeo to the East, Koh Kong and Preah Sihanoukville to the West, Kep and Vietname to the South, and Kampong Speu to the North. The province is subdivided into 7 Districts and 1 City, which are further subdivided into 88 Communes (Khum), 5 Sangkats and 488 Villages (Phum).


No Code Name in Khmer Name in English Commune Sangkat Village
01 0701
អង្គរជ័យ
Angkor Chey
11 0 79
02 0702
បន្ទាយមាស
Banteay Meas
15 0 88
03 0703
ឈូក
Chhuk
15 0 80
04 0704
ជុំគិរី
Chum Kiri
7 0 37
05 0705
ដងទង់
Dang Tong
10 0 54
06 0706
កំពង់ត្រាច
Kampong Trach
14 0 69
07 0707
ទឹកឈូ
Tuek Chhou
16 0 66
08 0708
ក្រុងកំពត
Kampot City
0 5 15

Trade

For decades, Kampot has been well known not only for its beautiful landscape, but for its crops such as durians, pepper, and mangos. While the river and mountains become the most visited sites for tourists, Kampot’s pepper has been added to the elite group of food names, under EU protection in 2016. It means that this product also has been exported to European and global markets, which brings about a lot of benefits to the locals.


Tourism  

With its wonderful nature, Kampot has become a focus of tourism. Bokor National Park has attracted regular local and foreign visitors, with its historical and natural attractions. Bungalows and tents are created with newly established activities at the waterside. What to never miss is, to drive up to the mount, kayak down the river, enjoy a sunset cruise, dine out by the river, visit a farm and act like locals, according to A guide to visiting Kampot.


Transportation

Generally, people can reach Kampot and vice versa by bus, taxi, a van from different, yet common sources such as Sihanouk, Kep, the Vietnamese border and mainly Phnom Penh. Provincial tours come into such several means of transport as tuk-tuk or motorbike as well. Recently, traveling to Kampot has become even more special with the availability of regular trains connected from Phnom Penh, Kampot and Sihanouk provinces, according to canbypublication.  


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