Mar 29, 2023 | Explore Kampot

The Beauty of Preaek Tuek Chhu River

Kampot is Cambodia’s most famous province for pepper farm, vacations, and seafood. It is located in the Southwest of Cambodia, having Preaek Tuek Chhu River as one of the tourist attractions. Kampot is not only renowned for its salt fields and pepper farms, it is also an attractive destination for tourists interested in history as several buildings are left from the colonial period, including the prestigious mansion of the governor back then.

Currently, the estate is located in the Kampot Museum, which features the history of the Kampot Province. Travelers can also enjoy other beautiful destinations such as the Preah Monivong Bokor National Park, which has cool weather surrounded by forests, wild creatures, animals such as gibbons and large cats, and especially the relaxing and fresh waterfall. You can participate in a relaxing yoga class, go sightseeing along the river, explore the salt and pepper fields, or chill in the tranquil and affordable hotel in Kampot. 

Kampot has a chill and relaxing atmosphere that completely shifts from the hectic vibe of a city like Phnom Penh. It is just two hours away from Sihanoukville; you can see the beautiful scenery of waterfalls, hustle night markets, cafes, and eateries. With this, Kampot province is now transforming into one of the main tourist destinations for local and international visitors.

Preaek Tuek Chhu River

A peaceful view of Preaek Tuek Chhu at sunset with calm water and beautiful mountain scenery.

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You Should Know When to Visit Kampot

Cambodia has two main seasons: dry and rainy. Throughout the dry season, Kampot’s average temperature ranges between 23 and 32 degree Celsius. Thus, between December and March is absolutely perfect for visiting Kampot province. However, you may experience some rain during the dry season. Yet, it does not make the dry season less appealing to travelers. It is the perfect time to explore Kampot’s environment, taking advantage of the town’s river setting and neighboring waterfalls. Check out for more things to do in Kampot!

Beautiful Sunset in Kampot

Seeing the sun go down is one of the most incredible things to do without any cost. Just go down along the river at a slow and steady pace and see the beauty of nature. Adding to the list, many good street foods and beers cost under a dollar!

Or, you may go on a boat ride! Most hotels in Kampot provide sunset cruise arrangements but remember that you must duck as the boat passes below the bridges, or you’ll bump your head. A boat ride is a fantastic way to experience Kampot’s fabulous sunset!

Beautiful Sunset in Kompot

A breathtaking beauty of sunset in Kampot reflected in the warm pink and orange sky.

Activities Along Preaek Tuek Chhu River

Preaek Teuk Chhu River is the most beautiful tourist destination in Kampot, which the locals often overlook. Other travel destinations are indeed eye-catching, but the environment and vibe of Preaek Tuek Chhu are unique and eye-opening. 

River Rides

It is something you should have on your bucket list to enjoy a relaxing ride on the boat by the river surrounded by green leaves and trees with many locals and other tourists watching from the banks. This river ride is suitable for travelers because there are many trees and plants hanging over the trail and creating a green roof. Take your time and enjoy the scenery as you see the ducks jumping from lily pad to lily pad and the dragonflies flying over you.

The options include sightseeing boat cruises, stand-up paddleboarding, kayaking, and romantic sunset cruises. Our service is just a contact away! 

Biking Along Preaek Tuek Chhhu

You can easily get access to rent a bike, then ride around Kampot streets and the neighboring communes. Also, you may design your route and create a new experience. Kampot is a beautiful city to explore with a bicycle because of the relatively low traffic activities and good roads. On top of that, you can ride across the bridge to take in the city’s best sights or quickly cycle around the Durian roundabout.

Take an Evening Riverboat

Since Kampot is located beside the Preaek Tuek Chhu River, many water-related activities include stand-up paddleboarding and a relaxing riverboat trip along the river banks, taking in the scenery. But Kampot province offers much more than simply enjoying the river setting. 

Firefly Cruise

When you stroll down the riverfront in the heart of Kampot, you will see boats moored one after another with signs and frequent touts to promote the nighttime tours. The so-called “firefly cruises” are among the most eye-catching activities in Kampot. While seeking fireflies is not guaranteed because it shows up occasionally, purchasing a ticket will bring you a complimentary drink (sometimes two!) and a two-hour river trip.

The cruises are still a delightful and peaceful way to spend an evening in the province, even if the trees do not always light up as promised. Some boats also serve snacks, but the cuisine there has received mixed reviews. Thus, it would be best to stick to your complimentary beverages.

If you wish to observe fireflies after the evening cruise, you can board another boat. Visitors may only watch fireflies at night, around an hour after sunset. In case you forgot, fireflies may appear at any time. While they may occur on certain days, witnessing fireflies can be random. Yet, you should make this trip since it is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. If you are too lazy to call boats, you may request one through your hotel services. They are incredibly budget-friendly for everyone. 

Pick Your Restaurants After A Tiring Day

Kampot is a tiny, tranquil town with an astounding variety of lovely eateries and cafés. Local eateries serve delicious Cambodian food, vegetarian restaurants for vegetarians, and coffee shops with artwork.

You might also get the food you have been looking for in Kampot. Together with an authentic French bakery, there are Mediterranean, Indian, and Mexican restaurants.

Jet Ski Experience on Preaek Tuek Chhu River

You should take advantage of the thrilling water activity experience of jet skiing. Tourists take part in this fascinating water sport while exploring the river. While riding a jet ski, be careful to grip on firmly. You can rent a jet ski that is available along the Preaek Tuek Chhu River or request your hotel services to help you.

Enjoy The Night View, Dinner, and Pools with Your Family 

The hub of Kampot City is around 1 km away and can be reached by a 10-minute walk. The Preaek Tuek Chhu River lies next to “The Pippali Hotel,” a small boutique Kampot hotel in a tranquil city.

The swimming pool and garden of the Pippali Hotel, in Kampot, Cambodia.

The swimming pool and garden of the Pippali Hotel, in Kampot, Cambodia.

The spacious pool at our hotel is the ideal haven after a day of touring. The hotel is surrounded by several plants, like a lovely garden. The restaurant offers exquisite meals and an outdoor swimming pool. Also, the side restaurant and bar are elegant with well-trained and friendly staff. Also, each room is cozy and creatively decorated. You may relax at this magnificent Kampot hotel and have a fantastic vacation. Book now!


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