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Kampot is the river town, just 5 kilometres from the sea and serves the very well-known seaside resort of Kep. Once a chic resort of the French elite, was known as La Perle de la Cote d' Agathe which has beautiful offshore islands and a stunning bay. One of these islands is owned by King Sihanouk and he would use it for entertaining his guests.

This area is known for its foul smelling fruit as well as durian and it is also considered by some as having the best seafood in the country.

Sihanoukville Kompong Som)

Kompong Som is Cambodia's only maritime port. It is 232 kilometres from Phnom Penh and reachable by 1 of the better inter-provincial roads in the country. Kompong Som is also known for its picture-postcard tropical beaches.

Located on a headland, visitors can choose from a variety of beaches, many of which can often remain completely deserted. The more popular ones are Ochatial beach and Sokha Beach due their proximity to the town.

The local fishermen can take visitors to any of the islands close by where there are the coral and various tropical fish, ideal for snorkeling, diving, and fishing.

Its well worth trying the freshly caught crab, shrimps and other seafood the area has to offer.

Established in 1964, the resort can be visited all year round to enjoy the cool breezes, warm sands and blue skies.

Bokor Hill Station

Many of the French elite, un-accustomed to the heat of Cambodian summer, retreated to the Bokor Hill Station sited within the Elephant Mountains. At an altitude of just over 1,000 metres it is renowned for its clear streams, climate and peaceful surroundings.

Many a visitors is taken in by the panoramas, forested vistas and breathtaking views of the sea.

The ideal time to visit is from November to May.