a nice place to travel through, a nice place to stay.
Most people know Koh Kong as the passage town to and from Thailand, or a convenient stop-over for a visa run from Thailand. It's generally a quiet town, but there many reasons to stay in and around Koh Kong for more than one night.
Located on the South-West corner of Cambodia, Koh Kong city, the capital of Koh Kong province, is a large forrested area with mangroves, rivers, and tropical islands. Around the town is the Bay of Thailand, Koh Kong island, the country of Thailand, and mountains and jungles. Koh Kong was recently listed by The Lonely Planet Guidebook as one of the best eco-tourism places in the world to visit. There's a few eco-tourist lodges outside the town in the jungle and on the rivers, and hundreds of kilometers of unspoiled jungles for the real adventurer. Many destinations are only accessible by foot, boat, motorcycle or cow.
The people of Koh Kong, speak mainly Khmer (the Cambodian language), and most speak some Thai as well. You can also find many Chinese and Vietnamese speakers and well as a lot of broken English. Several Westerners have restaurants, bars, and tour services in Koh Kong, and they all speak English, as well as a host of other European and Asian languages.
And Koh Kong Island, right off the coast of Koh Kong City, is opening up like crazy. There's now 2 beachside bungalow places on and island the size of Hong Kong.
Currently, Koh Kong is experiencing a construction boom, with plans for a large power plant, a 30,000 room resort, free trade zone, and on and on. Many international investors are betting on Koh Kong's development.