Originally a bustling port, Kampot nowadays is a delightful laid back riverside town best explored by bike to take in the striking collection of French colonial architecture, especially around the Old Market and along the Riverside Road.
The city has been a favourite with foreign travellers for over a century dating all the way back to the colonial era when the French began cultivating the area into the country’s most prestigious coastal setting. During the 1960s the Riviera continued to flourish attracting a who’s who from around the world including monarchs, heads of state, and glamorous icons such as Jackie Kennedy taking in the sights.
Fast-forward fifty years and the Kingdom of Cambodia has re-established itself among the top travel destinations in Southeast Asia. And amid this renaissance Kampot has once again regained its rightful place as one of Cambodia’s most popular coastal locations and not only with tourists but also for a growing population of expats.
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