Koh Kong Tourist Attractions

Overview of Koh Kong Province, Cambodia

Koh Kong is the most southwestern province of Cambodia. It is one of the biggest provinces in the whole country with a alot of attractions spot undeveloped coastline and a mountainous, forested and largely inaccessible interior, which embraces part of the Cardamom Mountains, the biggest coherent rainforest of Southeast Asia. Its tourist attractions include abundant wildlife; big waterfalls and casinos on the border to Thailand, while an Export Processing Zone and new port facilities are being developed for international trade.

About Koh Kong Province

Koh Kong is the most southwestern province of Cambodia. It is one of the biggest provinces in the whole country with a long undeveloped coastline and a mountainous, forested and largely inaccessible interior, which embraces part of the Cardamom Mountains, the biggest coherent rainforest of Southeast Asia. Its tourist attractions include abundant wildlife; big waterfalls and casinos on the border to Thailand, while an Export Processing Zone and new port facilities are being developed for international trade.

The province is an increasingly popular gateway to Cambodia from Hat Lek in southern Thailand, in part of the reasonably direct access to the port and beach resort town of Sihanoukville. While this was previously a gruelling journey by boat and pickup on rough bumpy roads using small ferries at river crossings, the donation by the Thai government of new road infrastructure is improving access greatly.

The name means ” Krong Island Province”. Its capital is Krong Koh Kong, which is located in the West of the province right next to the Thai border. The city is surrounded with a large forested area connected to the mainland by bridges …

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Geography of Koh Kong Province
* Geography of Koh Kong province, Cambodia
Koh Kong province is 11,160 square kilometres big. It’s located in the West of the country and is bordering to the North with Pursat, to the East and South with the Gulf of Thailand and to the West with Kampot and Sihanoukville. The province consists mainly of a huge coherent mountain range, the Cardamom Mountains. Covered with lush deep rainforest it?s the biggest successional forested region in whole Southeast Asia, which is almost not populated but by some small tribes.

There are quite a lot of creeks and rivers running to the see, Stoeng Kaoh Pa and Stoeng Me Toek are the biggest ones. You won’t find the typical Cambodian plain wet areas, covering rice fields and other agricultural plantations, except from some river benches near the see. The highest point in the province is …

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Climate of Koh Kong Province
* Climate of Koh Kong province, Cambodia
The country has a tropical climate – warm and humid. In the monsoon season, abundant rain allows for the cultivation of a wide variety of crops. This year-round tropical climate makes Cambodia ideal for developing tourism. Travellers need not to fear natural disasters such as erupting volcanoes or earthquakes, and the country is not directly affected by tropical storms.

Climate: Cambodia can be visited throughout the year. However, those plans to travel extensively by road should be avoided the last two months of the rainy season when some countryside roads may be impassable. The average temperature is about 27 degrees Celsius; the minimum temperature is about 16 degrees. December and January are the coolest months, whereas the hottest is April.

General information about the provincial climate:

- Cool season: November- March (17-27c)
- Hot season: March- May (29c -38c)
- Rainy season: May – October (27-35c, with humidity up to …

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Population of Koh Kong Province
* Population of Koh Kong province, Cambodia
The current population in this province is about 207,474 people or 1,45% of the country’s total population (14,363,519 person in Cambodia, 2007, provincial government data), with 107,499 male and 99,975 female. The population density is therefore 18,6 people per square …

 

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Economy of Koh Kong Province
* Economy of Koh Kong province, Cambodia
The economy of Koh Kong, in spite of recent progress of border development, although rapidly increasing, is low compared with most neighbouring countries. The main domestic activity on which most rural households depend is agriculture and its related sub-sectors. Manufacturing output is varied but is not very extensive and is mostly conducted on a small-scale and informal basis. The service sector is heavily concentrated in trading activities and catering-related …

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How to get to Koh Kong Province
* How to get to Koh Kong province, Cambodia

Border Crossing:

Koh Kong (Cambodia) /Hat Lek (Thai):

Open from 7:00 -17:00.

By Bus and Taxi:

It is always travelled by backpackers; there are many comfortable means of getting to Bangkok and Phnom Penh via Koh Kong.

Bangkok to Phnom Penh:

1.) Take a bus to Trat.

2.) Take a Songthaw to Klong Yai, takes 2 hours

3.) Change to another Songthaw to Hat Lek, about 30 min. Then cross the border. You can get the Cambodian 1-month arrival visa on the border. $20 or 1000 Bath. The visa application form requires 1 passport photo.

4.) Take a moto to Koh Kong

5.) Express boat to Sihanoukville, departure 8:00am

To catch up with the Express Boat in a same day, you have to leave Trat very early in the morning. Or take the minibus.

6.) In Sihanoukville, take a moto from the port to the bus station. If you want to travel to PP in a same day, you have to hurry to go to the bus station. You have to ask for the moto fee before, otherwise you are asked to pay a higher …

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What to see in Koh Kong Province
* What to see in Koh Kong, Cambodia

The provincial capital of Koh Kong is the arrival point for many foreign travellers en route to Cambodia due to the international border crossing with Thailand which lies a short distance from the town. A pretty dusty old affair, Krong Koh Kong (the city of Koh Kong, but usually just called Koh Kong) sits on the western bank of the Kah Bpow River — a wide flowing river which is spanned by a spic-and-span Thai-financed bridge that you’re welcome to drive across for a 1,200 riel moto toll or 4,800 riel for cars.

Koh Kong is a sleepy riverside town and there’s not much in the way of tourist attractions within the town itself. However, it’s a handy base for boat trips, waterfall and beach excursions. The town has also become a hub for eco-tourism trips and jungle trekking.

For a town of its size, it has a disproportionate number of western-managed bars which are primarily aimed at Thailand- based expats on visa runs. One Koh Kong city regular describes the local expat scene as “rather Monty-Pythonesque”, but regardless of your opinion, there’s certainly not a shortage of places for a refreshing drink and expats to talk to.

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Where to eat in Koh Kong Province
* Where to eat in Koh Kong, Cambodia

Koh Kong offers many small restaurants and places to eat. There is especially two we would recommend: Otto’s Restaurant, rooms and meeting place & the Foreigner Food Restaurant (But don’t order any beef meal here, only Otto’s can be trusted). It seems the larger restaurants have just cookbook cutouts for their menus with no prices listed. You will be charged according to what you look like. Don?t wonder if some of the restaurant owners are sometimes quite impolite; just pass them over if possible. The best budget meals are the stalls in and around Psar Leu.

Baan Peakmai:

That’s a Thai style garden restaurant, which is the most alluring one among the few remaining opportunities. They have a huge menu including more than 35 vegetarian choices and a range of fresh seafood.

Otto’s:

Set on the breezy veranda of the guesthouse, this Western-style restaurant makes a convenient stop for a quick breakfast before taking a boat to Sihanoukville. The dinner includes Thai food, several hearty vegetarian choices and a selection of central European dishes, including for example one of the best bratwurst Cambodia has to …

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Where to relax in Koh Kong Province

* Where to relax in Koh Kong, Cambodia

Hotels:

There are only five hotels here and the rest are guesthouses. The guesthouses are simple and basic rooms, some have Asian style (squat) bathrooms inside the room and the average price is 5 8 USD for fan and 8 ? 15 USD with air-con. Some guesthouses have no-bathroom rooms for 4 USD per room and night.

* Note: The first time you get here, the motorcycle taxis will try to overcharge you. The real rate is 2000 Riel or 20 Baht per ride.

- Bopha Koh Kong Hotel *
- Koh Kong International Resort Club (L) * Safari World is now open!
- Koh Pich Hotel *
- Phou Mint Koh Kong Hotel *
- Rasmey Makara Hotel *

+ Guesthouses:
- Cheap Charlies Guesthouse
- Juliana Guest House
- Khounchhang Hotel
- Koh Kong Hotel Koh Lap Chai Den Hotel
- Nokor Reach Koh Kong Hotel
- Otto’s Restaurant Rooms & Meeting Place
- Pai Lin Guest House
- Penh Cheth Guest House
- Ponl Eupreah Chan Penh Vong Guesthouse
- Poy Sian …

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Where to Shopping in Koh Kong Province

* Shopping in Koh Kong, Cambodia

Most of the products are imported from Thailand, except vegetables, fruits and some local foods. There are a couple of clothing shops across the street from the eastern side of the market selling clothes from Thailand as well. Some small shops along the road on the southern side of the market stay open until …

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Koh Kong attractions, paradise travel to Cambodia

Cham Yeam Resort

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Chi Phat

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Kbal Chhay (Koh Por)

Kbal Chhay waterfall is located in Mondul Seima district, about 16 kilometers north of Koh Kong provincial town. Kbal …

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Lam Da Beach

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Sner Beach

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Veal Achaut Waterfall

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Koh Kong Safari World

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Koh Kong Krov Weach

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Khun Chhang Khun Phen

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Koh Moul Resort

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Koh Sdach

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Prek Chik O’srey Sranash

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Tatai Waterfall

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Botum Sakor National Park

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Koh Kong Scuba Diving

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Mangrove Forest Koh Kong

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