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Ideal duration: 2-3 Days

Best Time: October to February Read More

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Also Refered As:

Patchanta Khiri Khet

"Beaches, National Parks and Watersports"

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Koh Kong is a province in southwest Cambodia comprising of a part of the beautiful Cardamom mountain range. It is known for its rich landscape including both mountains and beaches.

It is a popular destination among travellers who come here to enjoy beach activities, national parks and the stunning views of the Cambodian countryside.

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National Parks

The Kirirom National Park - The Kirirom National Park is located in Kampong Speu in southwest Cambodia in the Cardamom mountain range. The park offers excellent cold weather as it is situated above 700 meters from the sea level. It is surrounded by cliffs, pine trees, wooded hills, Buddhist shrines and splendid views of Cardamom mountains. It is a popular day-trip destination for tourists visiting Phnom Penh as well as Koh Rong, who enjoy the waterfalls, lakes and many species of birds that reside in the park.

Botum Sakor National Park - It is the largest national park in Cambodia that can be visited from Koh Kong and Sihanoukville provinces.

Beaches and Islands

The Lazy Beach is a private beach located on the western side of the island of Koh Rong Samloem near the coast of Sihanoukville city, in Cambodia. Secluded from other islands and the mainland, it is a clean stretch of white sand beach popular among tourists looking for beach day trips from Koh Kong. Travelers can enjoy many activities from swimming to snorkelling to boat trips in the Lazy Beach.

Long Set is a beach located close to Koh Toch in Cambodia. It is known for the many luxurious resorts along the coast, where tourists spend their beach vacations. It is also called as 4k beach by the locals but actually stretches for about 3km consisting of white sand and palm trees.  It’s named after the farmer who grows cashew, mango, and coconut trees behind the beach on land bisected by a river and surrounded by lush jungle. 

Koh Tang, also known as Tang Island, is a group of islands off the coast of Sihanoukville, which are visited by travelers exploring Koh Kong as well. There are no civilians on this island maintained by the Cambodian military, and people come to enjoy day-trips.


Carry essential medicines, umbrella, sunscreen, flip-flops and anything you might need before reaching Koh Kong as there are not many shops. There are not many options for drinks and food or basic things on many beaches. It is better to carry some water and snacks. Also, there are no public toilets on some beaches. There are just a few ATMs in the town and cash is required for all transactions. It is suggested to carry enough money. Book accommodations in advance as there are limited options and they get booked quickly during the peak season.

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What is famous about Koh kong?

Koh Kong is a great province to spend time relaxing on the beaches, enjoying watersports and soaking in the scenic views of tropical jungles.

What is not so good about Koh kong?

Apart from water activities and beaches, there aren’t many things to do. So if you don’t enjoy beaches, Koh Kong might not be for you.

Who should visit Koh kong?

Koh Kong is a great place for all sorts of travelers including solo travelers, couples, families and adventure travelers.

What is the best time to visit Koh kong?

The best time to visit Koh Kong is from October to February when the weather is not hot and the humidity is manageable. It’s a great time for exploring beaches and enjoy watersports as the currents are better.
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What are the places near Koh kong?

The top places near to Koh kong are Phnom penh which is 160 km from Koh kong, Kep which is located 146 km from Koh kong, Siem reap which is located 214 km from Koh kong, Koh ker which is located 0 km from Koh kong, Koh rong which is located 58 km from Koh kong

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