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Has anybody ever visited the city/province of kampot? Worth the journey? 

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15 hours ago, dcfc2007 said:

Has anybody ever visited the city/province of kampot? Worth the journey? 

I hired a taxi for the day and did the round trip Snooky-Kampot-Kep and back around ten years ago. Kampot back then was really backpacker country, a nice, quiet town on a wide river. There were some barang bars and eateries but not much else that I could see. It was a pleasant place to have a beer and relax for an hour, but Snooky was far more fun. I guess Kampot was for the types who didn't like the sort of fun you can have in Snooky (or Pattaya). From what I've read more recently, it's grown quite a lot since then and has a lot of Chinese, or had before the C19 pandemic. There wasn't much more in Kep, to be honest, and I was glad to get back to Snooky. The main thing I'd wanted to do was to drive up the Elephant Mountains and visit Bokor, but they were building the new road up there at the time and it was closed. A decent day out, anyway, but I wouldn't bother going back. Of course, Snooky's changed completely since then too...

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On 6/15/2020 at 5:00 AM, Toy Boy said:

I hired a taxi for the day and did the round trip Snooky-Kampot-Kep and back around ten years ago. Kampot back then was really backpacker country, a nice, quiet town on a wide river. There were some barang bars and eateries but not much else that I could see. It was a pleasant place to have a beer and relax for an hour, but Snooky was far more fun. I guess Kampot was for the types who didn't like the sort of fun you can have in Snooky (or Pattaya). From what I've read more recently, it's grown quite a lot since then and has a lot of Chinese, or had before the C19 pandemic. There wasn't much more in Kep, to be honest, and I was glad to get back to Snooky. The main thing I'd wanted to do was to drive up the Elephant Mountains and visit Bokor, but they were building the new road up there at the time and it was closed. A decent day out, anyway, but I wouldn't bother going back. Of course, Snooky's changed completely since then too...

Great info thanks.

I'm going to spend maybe a week or two in PP soon. I have been looking for a side trip to somewhere in Cambo but I haven't heard many good reports other than Siem Reap.

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26 minutes ago, dcfc2007 said:

Great info thanks.

I'm going to spend maybe a week or two in PP soon. I have been looking for a side trip to somewhere in Cambo but I haven't heard many good reports other than Siem Reap.

The road up to Bokor is now open and as long as they haven't knocked down all the old French ruins it's well worth a trip up there. I think there's a casino on top now, probably best avoided. There were some barang nosheries by the river in Kampot, I ate lunch in a place called the Rusty Keyhole (or something like that), and remember it as it served the best bread and butter pudding I've had outside the UK. The famous pepper crab in Kep was OK, but way over-rated.

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