Kampot is a city located in SouthWest of Cambodia and is a prominent historical and coastal town along the Gulf of Thailand. Kampot town is the capital of a province with the same name and is located on the Tuk Chhou River. Surrounded by Elephant mountains, Bokor Hills and a series of beaches and islands, Kampot is the most popular destination in Cambodia visited by tourists, after the famed Siem Reap and Phnom Penh cities.
Kampot river town is now one of the most popular destinations among the travelers exploring Cambodia. Unlike other provincial capitals of Cambodia, Kampot has excellent colonial French architecture, reflected in many buildings in the city. Kampot is also famous for many places around the city, which are unique day trip options, like Rabbit Island, Kep, Bokor and others. So people looking to cover many attractions usually base in Kampot and explore.
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Kampot is known for its colonial architecture, markets, riverfront offering best views, delicious local food, pubs, bars and cafes. Kampot is also surrounded by hills which offer better weather compared to other cities. Kampot is a place to visit if you want a slice of everything - nature, history, food, mountains and Cambodian rural life.
Kampot has become touristy in recent years as a result of its growing popularity and hence is transitioning into a commercial destination from being a traditional town.
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