Koh Kong

Koh Kong

Explore the rivers

Sitting on the borders between the Cardamom Mountains and the sea and the kingdoms of Thailand and Cambodia, and just below the confluence of the Meteuk and Koh Pov rivers, Koh Kong City (Krong Koh Kong) is a dusty frontier town with a soft edge.

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True, travellers arriving here from Thailand will have to brave the cowboys at immigration control — more on that later — but Koh Kong has a completely different vibe from Poipet to the north, which just seems to get viler at every turn. Overlooking the peninsula that links Cambodia to Thailand, which is accessed by a near two-kilometre long bridge, Koh Kong on the other hand is a far lighter and breezier town, and actually makes for a pleasant and relaxing base from which to explore the surrounding hills, seas and all that lies in between.

Meet the Tatai River. : Nicky Sullivan.
Meet the Tatai River. Photo: Nicky Sullivan

The town itself has little in the way of tourist attractions, and it’s not the loveliest of towns either. There is a kind of pleasant promenade along the waterfront, provided you’re prepared to overlook the oceans of rubbish bobbing in the waters below, and the leathery male sexpats stalking along clutching their girlfriends’ hands. Going back from the promenade, wide streets are largely residential giving the town more the feel of a village. Some of the houses and gardens are actually very pretty so an early morning stroll might be a nice way of walking off breakfast, or passing time until your next ... Travelfish members only (Full text is around 2,000 words.)

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