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Popokvil Waterfall, Kampot Overview

Popokvil is a Waterfall located in Bokor National Park close to Kampot town in Cambodia. This Waterfall with a pool surrounded by beautiful scenery and pleasant weather makes it a popular destination for tourists visiting Kampot Province.

During summer, most of the water dries up, and you can find people camping near the rocks beside the Waterfall. You can hike to the base of the falls during all the seasons except the rainy season when the water flow is at the highest. In this walking trail, if you are lucky, you can also spot some exciting wildlife, such as giant red squirrels and macaques.

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Popokvil Waterfalls Significance

Popokvil translates to swirling clouds, due to its beautiful appearance amidst the mists that surround the Waterfalls when the water levels are high during the rainy season. The Waterfall is two-tiered, wherein the first level, streams of water hit the stones from 15 meters height before reaching a small pond like area.

There is another layer of Waterfall 18 meters high, below this pond, which leads to the bottom, from where the views are beautiful. The shallow pond area in between the two layers is best for swimming when the water levels recede.

Ticket details

0.5 USD or 2000 KHR (Cambodian Riel). You get a complimentary bottle of water.

Tips

If you plan to rent a bike, make sure you have sufficient fuel as there are no stations on the road once you go out of Kampot town.

Apart from a small refreshment area in the Waterfall, there are no options for food and drinks. It's better to pack something with you.

The weather can be unpredictable. If you are going there around monsoon or in winter, carry some warm clothes, a raincoat or an umbrella.

It is best recommended to do the trip on your own using rented vehicles. But if you are not sure of driving or prefer exploring comfortably, you can opt for a day trip tour to Bokor National Park, which is priced between10 USD to 25 USD. The Waterfall is covered on this trip. This tour charge includes lunch and free pick up from your hotel.

How To Reach Popokvil Waterfall

Located 8 km from Kampot downtown, it takes about 30 minutes to drive. The best way to reach is to hire a motorbike and drive by yourself. Also, the upward journey in bikes along the curves of Bokor hills offer excellent views, making it for a beautiful short drive. Bike rental cost(100 cc) is about 12 USD per day with an additional 5 USD for fuel.

You can also rent a mountain bike in Kampot to reach. But it is recommended that you have some prior mountain biking experience as the uphill ride can be challenging. You can also take a cab which can be booked via your guesthouses or tour agents.

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