Koh Kong, Cambodia

Koh Kong, Cambodia

Koh Kong, the Gateway to Cambodia

unless you're heading from Cambodia to Thailand. Then Koh Kong is the gateway to Thailand.

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.

Travelers from most countries can get a Cambodian visa right at the Cambodian border in Koh Kong for $20 to $30 for a 30 day visit.  More about Cambodian visas here...

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

What to do in Koh Kong Fishing, swimming, drinking, gambling, eating, sleeping, touring, trekking, cycling, boating, and sightseeing.  Other than that, there's not too much else.

Places to stay in Koh Kong from a $3 room to a suite at the Casino, Koh Kong has a wide range of accommodations.

Eating & Drinking in Koh Kong Thai, Western & Vietnamese restaurants everywhere, and even a few Khmer (Cambodian) establishments. About a dozen foreigners have set up restaurants in the city, serving foods from their home countries.

Getting Around Koh Kong Motorcycles, motorcycles everywhere.  And even a few cars and vans.  Most travel around town is by Motorcycle taxi.  The downtown is small, so just walking or bicycling can get you quickly to most places you need to go.

 



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