Photo: Kampot's famous pepper.

Things to see and do

Bokor National Park

Bokor National Park is an unmissable trip out from Kampot. Explore the romantic, highly atmospheric old casino — a legacy from Cambodia’s colonial days — as well as impressive waterfalls (during rainy season), plus a stunning, winding journey that takes you more than a kilometre above sea level. This is a full, thrilling day and we thoroughly recommend doing this under your own steam rather ... Read more about Bokor National Park .

Firefly cruise on the river

Probably the most popular thing to do in Kampot is a firefly cruise on the river -- watch the sun set behind Bokor Mountain as you chug upstream, then look out for trees full of the little glowing bugs as you return in the dark. The fireflies aren't guaranteed (one cruise operator claims he's offered them cash for the electricity costs and umbrellas for the rainy season to get them to show) ... Read more about Firefly cruise on the river .

Epic Arts
Sovann Sakor, Kompong Kandal, Kampot, Cambodia
T: (033) 555 5201

More than just a Kampot cafe, Epic Arts have been using creativity to expand horizons for disabled and non-disabled participants for 15 years, with the simple but powerful message that every person counts. While the situation is ever so slowly improving — though with little effort from the government — services for people with disabilities are very poor in Cambodia, particularly for those ... Read more about Epic Arts .

Massage and yoga

It's difficult to imagine needing to relax more in Kampot, but the riverine town is no slouch when it comes to both massage and yoga. There are blind massage parlours dotted all over town and there doesn't seem to be a great deal to distinguish them, as far as we were able to make out. We did our best, but only managed to try out two of them (oh the hardship!), and have one small piece of ... Read more about Massage and yoga .

Caves near Kampot

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. 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 ... Read more about Caves near Kampot .


While it’s hardly a shopper’s paradise — far from it — that doesn’t mean you need to go away empty handed souvenir-wise. Pick up some funky retro or new locally designed clothes, browse the market, make some jewellery or snap up some crafts for a good cause helping those most in ... Read more about Shopping .

Where to next?

Where are you planning on heading to after Kampot? Here are some spots commonly visited from here, or click here to see a full destination list for Cambodia.

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