At first I named this post Ten Intriguing Photos from Kampot. Then I realised what I meant to convey was that Kampot itself was Intriguing, not the Photos themselves Per se.
Kampot the fourth stop on our Cambodian Itinerary was the perfect break. It’s peaceful vibe, wide river boulevard, and quirky restaurants and bars made it an intriguing base to explore from. Kep (try pepper crab at the many seaside cafes), Rabbit Island, Bokor Mountain, Phnom Chhngok cave temple and the famous Kampot Pepper farms can all be visited from Kampot, and afterwards the beaches and nightlife of Sihanoukville await.
1. An Intriguing Combination of Bride and Vehicle.
2. Canadia Bank at the Durian Roundabout had a full ATM in a dedicated air-conditioned room at the front and no Withdrawal Fees.
3. Captain Chim’s $5 river trip (complete with one cold beer or softdrink) chugs beneath the Old Bridge destroyed by the Khmer Rouge and rebuilt with random mis-matched pieces. We also rode across this eccentric bridge in search of salt fields.
4. Great Food and drinks at the Indo Bar – food specials from around Asia varied nightly.
5. Ramshackle River Boats.
6. A creeper covered pergola covered in masses of flowers.
7. An old Building on the Riverfront housed Moliden Restaurant .
8. We left our hotel one morning to find the Cane Seller had arrived in town.
9. Kampot had surprisingly wide well planned streets. They would soon be swept clean of the remnant sands deposited through the wet season.
10. A Kampot Sunset could be fiery orange or deliciously mellow like this one. Sometimes the same sunset produced both.