Kampot was once Cambodia’s primary port and an important trading centre. The province has a coastline of around 45 km and its capital is Kampot Town, it is located in the far south of Cambodia in front of the Vietnamese island of Phu Quoc. The region is famous for producing high quality pepper, believed to the best in the world.
Kampot is a quiet town that definitely poses as a good escape from larger cities in Cambodia. Its riverside scene captivates visitors with a pleasant environment to wander around and admire the old colonial French architecture and markets. Sunset boat cruises are a popular activity to gaze across the river.
There is a growing population of expatriates in Kampot; over the past years many foreigners have established a number of restaurants, hotels, bars and general services, mainly along the riverside and around the renovated ‘Old Market’. Only a couple of hours east of Sihanoukville, Kampot and Kep are becoming an attractive option for westerners looking for a new place to call home.