Super fresh hand-pulled Chinese noodles and 100% home-made dumplings. Aromatic noodle soup, dumpling soup, fried noodles, Peking Duck, steamed/deep-fried dumplings…
Everything 100% freshly prepared from scratch while you watch.
Vegetarian options available. Food from $2.
Open 10.30am – 9pm
Located at Kampot Riverfront, betweeen Old Market and Old Bridge.
Call 010249411 for delivery and take-away
The Anlong Pring (not ‘’Anlong Prayng’’, this is a better-known district in Kampong Trach but no Crane birds here) bird sanctuary is located in Kampong Trach district, Kampot province.
This sanctuary is an official IBA (Important Bird Area), along with over 12,000 IBA’s in 200 countries. Birdlife International (www.birdlife.org) is the driving force behind this program. Anlong Pring’s IBA is Cambodia’s 2nd Sarus Crane reserve since 6 January 2011. The 1st reserve was established in Takeo province in 2007.
The Anlong Pring reserve covers 217ha of seasonally inundated grassland. In March 2010, the site held nearly 300 Sarus Cranes, more than 30% of the global population! Still, they can be difficult to spot for visitors.
The Cranes usually arrive around mid-November, to use the wetlands as a feeding ground, and remain until early May when they begin their migration to the wetlands in the northern and eastern plains of Cambodia where they breed. The Sarus Crane (subspecies sharpii) is a large crane found in parts of the Indian Subcontinent, Southeast Asia and Australia. The tallest of the flying birds, standing at a height of up to 1.8 m, they are conspicuous and iconic species of open wetlands. The Sarus Crane is considered globally Vulnerable.
An entrance booth is being set up to collect a fee (max$5) that will go to the preservation of the reserve and the people living in the surrounding villages.
We recommend your own transportation for this trip. Tuk tuks might take you out to Anlong Pring but be aware that it is a long trip and that this is a new destination, most drivers are still unaware of its existence / location.
If you get lost, ask local people ‘Sat Kreal’, this means ‘Crane Bird’.
From White Horse Kep, drive east on #33. After 29km, #33 takes a sharp left turn. You continue straight onto #31 (gravel road) for 700m. Turn right under an archway, drive through great countryside for 9km until you arrive at a T-crossing. Turn left here, drive past the pagoda and turn right again. Continue 3km and turn left (there is a crane bird sign board here) (if you go straight instead, you complete the loop to the Kampong Trach metal bridge after 15km). After 200m turn left again, continue 1.5km and you arrive at the makeshift Birdlife Centre watch post. The last 500m is not accessible by tuk tuk.
The restaurant and guesthouse, located in a beautiful French colonial house 2 minutes from the riverside and Old Market, offer a cosy and clean atmosphere. Cedric, the Swiss owner, invites you to try specialties of his country such as cheese raclette or fondue or even Röstis, but also inexpensive delicious simple foods or Asian dishes, to fine French-Mediterranean style cuisine, completed with a nice wine selection and liquors. Great breakfast sets and croissants are served too.
$25 – $48 – Large comfortable rooms in a beautifully restored French colonial house,close to the old market and riverside. Flat screen cable TV, mini fridge, fan and aircon, fast wifi. Our restaurant serves good breakfast, Swiss cheese raclette and fondue and Rösti, as well as Mediterranean to Asian specialties.
$11 – $15 – Enjoy an italian coffee and play board games in a quiet green garden. You can also sell, buy or exchange your books in our bookshop with more than 1400 books in french, english, german, dutch, italian and spanish. Our small guesthouse is located in a khmer neighborhood just 5 minutes from the river and the market (bicycles are free for our guests). Clean rooms with fan, window, private bathroom and hot shower. We serve breakfasts, sandwiches and salads from 7 am till 9 pm.
This place is a riverside paradise! Indulge in expert massage, manicures, pedicures, body scrubs, Khmer herbal steam treatments, and facials. Yoga classes, fresh juices & a light Mediterranean menu are available. The spa has an amazingly relaxed and welcoming atmosphere. Bring a bikini for swimming and sunbathing and stay the whole day. Banteay Srey is a social enterprise offering training and employment to at risk girls. Women only. Closed Tuesdays.
Yoga at Banteay Srey offers daily classes for both men and women. Classes are taught by internationally certified volunteer yoga teachers in a variety of modalities The 9:30am energetic morning class is open to men. This class is guaranteed to make you hungry so plan to stay for a healthy breakfast at Deva. The evening class at 5pm is always restful and offered to women only.
Classes are held on a breezy deck overlooking the river.
Banteay Srey is a Social Enterprise providing comprehensive ongoing training and employment to Khmer women.
$12 – $20 – rooms & tapas! Newly opened, Baraca offers colonial style high-ceiling rooms in Kampot town. 3 double rooms and 1 family room, all with queen-size bed, fan, private bathroom, balcony and free drinking water. Our warmly decorated restaurant specializes in delicious tapas, made with local and imported ingredients, accompanied by a glass of sparkling cava. Also daily special main dish available. Just 20m off Kampot riverfront, St726
$4 – $15. Dorm room from $4 private rooms from $7-$15.
Located right near the new markets and only minutes from town centre, The Billabong Guesthouse is recently opened with 15 private rooms available and a large dorm room. Rooms include free wifi, en-suite bathrooms, hot water, fan & AC and coming soon a swimming pool with a swim up bar to enjoy. Nice relaxing garden atmosphere with newly renovated kitchen serving western and khmer food and a select cocktail and drink menu available.
Check out our Facebook page (The Billabong Guesthouse) for upcoming events and specials.
$20+ – Centrally located, Blue Buddha is one of Kampots newest hotels. Offering stylish quality accommodation just minutes from the beautiful colonial streets and riverside boulevard. Bright spacious rooms include free WiFi, A/C, solar hot shower en-suit, fridge, cable flat screen TV and thick imported mattresses in a modern setting.
The Kampot Pepper Shop specializes in educating people about the King of Spices, as well as selling a few other things we really like!
Organic top-quality locally grown pepper, fine imported olive oil, …
Sit back and relax on a traditional Asian long tail boat. The boatman’s morning or afternoon tours take you through mangrove estuaries before arriving in the Kampot Bay or through the lagoons and winding tributaries upriver to enjoy bird watching under stunning sunset views. Want to take the helm? Guided kayaking tours can be arranged.
Budget rooms from $8. Deluxe bungalows sleep 2-4 from $19. Run by British father and daughter duo Brian & Michelle, and rest of the team. Bohemiaz is a resort with a home from home relaxed, fun atmosphere. Great food, an 18m natural swimming pool, games area including air hockey, darts, pool & Foosball!
The Bokor hilltop community was built in the early 1900s, as the thousand metre elevation provided a pleasant climate for a French colonial hill station. The 34 km road to the top was built by prisoners, many of which died during construction.
A hotel opened in 1925, named the Bokor Palace Hotel and a casino, church, school, post office, royal residence and houses were al supported by a 200 strong population. On the whole, the wealthy French would hold lavish parties and the Chinese would gamble, some of whom would jump off the casino garden terrace at the edge of the cliff after having lost their loot.
Bokor mountain is now part of the Preah Monivong National Park, and the former buildings are ghostly ruins. In recent years the go ahead has been given to a long term project to re-establish Bokor as a major tourist destination. This already includes the Thansur Bokor Highland Resort & Casino. Further developments should include a theme park of some kind, and even a cable car ride covering a short part of the rise.
The road to the top of Bokor mountain has now opened up to public again and the normal $5 entrance fee to enter the National Park does no longer apply! You can drive your bicycle, bike or car up to the top at your own pace. Throughout the year, it is possible to arrange a trekking tour to the top with the Bokor rangers, and guesthouses and travel agencies can arrange this.
Once at the summit, guests are able to rent rooms in the splendid new Thansur Resort. They won’t come too cheap.
The national park is home to a great deal of wildlife, including tigers, elephants, gibbons and rare birds. You are still able to walk freely around the various former ruins, some of them are under ‘renovation’, which present an eerie experience, especially when the low cloud is swirling around. On a clear day, and best in the early morning, a spectacular view of the Gulf of Thailand awaits; a grand panorama.
Treks into the surrounding jungle can also be arranged with the rangers
$30-$50 – Best location in Kampot. Established 2003. Beautiful French colonial building, quality rooms, staff & service with Western hospitality. A/C rooms with fan, TV, mini-bar, en-suite bathrooms with hot water & free WiFi throughout. Private dining balcony for guests and visitors. International menu & wine list, daily specials, NZ lamb, Australian steaks & fresh local seafood dishes. ‘Illy’ coffee choices. ‘NZ Natural’ ice cream. Live music & jam sessions on Sundays, ready for sunset over the mountains.
There are a number of caves surrounding Kep. The most popular of which is what was a large circular cavern now open to the sky, with its roof having collapsed over a million years ago. Access is through a tunnel at the side of the limestone formation. This cave is next to Kiriseila Pagoda in Kampong Trach, 30km from Kep Beach. 4km on the left before KT is Phnom Salei, and 326 steps take you to the top for a spectacular view of the countryside.
Phnom Sorsir has several caves to explore, the path winding its way up the hill to a stupa atop, with stunning views of the Bokor mountain escarpment. This complex is also known as White Elephant Cave, a reference to the shape of a limestone formation at the base of the main cave. It’s 10km from Kep Beach, turn west of the White Horse Statue, signposted Wat archway after 1.5km
Phnom Ch’nork has Pre-Angkorian ruins set within a limestone cave, its brick structures dating back to the 6th century ancient state of Funan. It’s located 24km from Kep Beach. Turn right 8km west of White Horse Statue.
Good footwear and a flashlight are a must when exploring all of the caves, and be aware of broken stairways, low ceilings and slippery rocks.
A unique and relaxed family run resort with stylishly furnished traditional Khmer wooden houses in an exquisite setting only 10 min from Kampot. Relax in the luxury of your own house with its stunning veranda views across the river & the sugar palm studded rice paddies that surround Wat Teuk Veul. In the daytime take advantage of our private beach access for swimming or venture further afield on one of our tailored kayaking, cycling or traditional boat tours.
Time for adventure. Amazing caves and cool-air adorned rock formations are the settings for an adventurous mix of rock climbing, via ferrata, abseiling and caving. Besides this daily tour, which requires no previous experience, Climbodia is creating a unique climbing site with routes for the very beginner to expert.
Daily ferry from/to Kampot/Kep ($13.5 return, $9.5 one-way). Also possible to bring you to/from Rabbit Island ($18 return, $12.5 one-way)
Well-maintained motorcycle rental, daily and long-term. We also sell all kinds of meat, cheeses, sausages, groceries and eggs. Very friendly service. Find our shop at the Old Market, opposite Divino restaurant, st.724.
Serves breakfasts, Mediterranean tapas, and deliciously healthy smoothies and fresh juices. A full separate Vegan only menu is also available. Deva menus all feature the best of local Kampot ingredients and many items are even picked fresh from Deva’s own organic garden! There is a juice bar downstairs for seating as well as a nice breezy loft above overlooking the road. Open daily from 8:30am – 6:30pm, closed Tuesdays.
Easy style, cheap and clean restaurant and family house. Italian chef with 20 year experience, wife Alessia and little mascotte Asiasofia. Original pizza, homemade bread, Italian desserts, gnocci … very good food. Rooms from 5$. Free wifi, free delivery, imported Italian wine available (also by glass). Book exchange. Food for all tastes.
Dorsu makes affordable ethical clothing that is high quality and sweatshop-free. Our timeless designs are inspired by our Cambodian surroundings. Visiting Dorsu allows for a welcome break from hot and sweaty markets, and gives you an opportunity to see where your clothing is made. Our sales support local community education through Chumkriel Language School. Retail & Wholesale available.
Kampot’s only cinema & movie house! Too hot? Raining? Bored? Missing the comfort of watching a movie with good sound and air-con just like at home? Ecran solves all of this for you with 1500+ movies and documentaries available for watching, choose your movie and the time. Private rooms with 51’’ flat screen and surround, up to 6-7 people. Big movie room with 4m projection screen, up to 30 people. Daily movie schedule at 4pm and 7.30pm! Also, upload movies onto your hard-drive/USB. Buttered-popcorn, ice-cream and homemade dumplings & fresh noodles available.
Daily baked wholemeal bread, english muffins, chocolate brownies and other sweet treats. Fresh, wholesome and filling breakfasts, salads and sandwiches, as well as favourites from home. Coffee, a selection of teas, freshly squeezed juices, fruit shakes and delicious ice cream, served in a beautiful and relaxing space. Open 8am-4pm M-F (closed Tuesdays) and 9am-5pm S&S