Kampot Travel Guide

Located in one of Cambodia’s most scenic areas, Kampot epitomizes the concept of a sleepy backwater resort town. With a wide river, the towering Elephant Mountains in the background and a relaxed atmosphere in town, Kampot makes a great hangout spot.

There’s a slight colonial feel to Kampot, and it’s just now starting to get recognized as a decent travel destination. Most travelers come to check out Bokor National Park and the range of active pursuits becoming increasingly available and organized in the region.

The selection of lodging, dining and drinking venues is increasingly rapidly, ensuring Kampot is destined to be one of the next hotspots on the Southeast Asia travel trail. The vibe is decidedly chilled-out so many travelers come simply to relax and soak in the scenery. Buses from the capital, Phnom Penh, are the best way to get here.

Getting There & Away

Buses depart twice daily from Phnom Penh for the 4-hour trip. Taxis will also take you from Sihanoukville to Kampot. Cambodia’s capital, Phnom Penh, handles a number of international and domestic flights every day from destinations around the region and select global cities. The border at Ha Tien, Vietnam, was recently opened and car taxis are waiting here to take visitors to various destinations.

Things to Do

Kampot Attractions

Bokor National Park

A ruined french colonial resort town mixes well with the stunning scenery of bokor mountain and the elephant mountain range, which is considered one of cambodia’s most spectacular sites for hiking and wildlife.


If you’re a motorcyclist, cruising the dirt roads of the bokor national park is a real adventure.

Teuk Chrreu

This waterfall and rapid section of the river is close to kampot and ideal for swimming and hanging out.