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Caves near Kampot

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If you’ve got your own wheels and are up for a bit of caving, you’ll be glad to learn that a series of caves are within easy motorcycle distance of Kampot.

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The closest at Kbal Romeas hid Khmer, Cham and Chinese communities during the Khmer Rouge era and has a fine collection of stalactites and stalagmites (mites go up, tites go down -- just in case you have trouble remembering). Invest in the local economy by taking one of the teenage guides offering their services outside, who can tell you some history and point out interesting rock formations. If you’ve a head for heights, Climbodia arranges rock climbing, caving, abseiling and traversing a newly installed via ferrata at the site.

A little further along at Phnom Chhnok, a short ride off the Kep road through beautiful countryside, you’ll find a seventh century ruined temple in remarkable condition. Phnom Sorsia is known for two things -- a large formation that vaguely resembles an elephant and some great views of the surrounding paddies. These sites are easily visited on the way to Kep, or combined with a visit to the caves at Kompong Trach. For Phnom Chhnok and Sorsia, decent shoes are recommended as the stepping can get a little tricky in places.

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