Koh kong Province
Koh kong province is the biggest province in Cambodia and one of the most popular tourist destinations. Visitors can enjoy in amazing beaches, even better waterfalls and casinos that are usually located close to the border with Thailand. This province also offers an amazing mountains and nature, so it is a perfect destination for people who want to enjoy in beaches and the nature at the same time. Arriving in this province was a hard time, due to the fact the boats were obsolete and the roads were bumpy. However, the Thai government made a donation and the Cambodian government invested it in the roads and local infrastructure. As the result, arriving in this province is much better and it isn’t an issue.
The name of the province stands for Krong Island Province and the capital city is KrongKoh Kong. It is surrounded with forests and drivers, and it is quiet place to be. On the other side, there are a lot of reasons why you should stay here. This city offers a lot of accommodations, restaurants, rivers, tours and etc. That’s why most visitors stay for more than just one night. Most people in the city speak Khmer, but there are a lot of people who speak Thai as well. On the other side not everybody speak English, but it is possible to find a driver or a guide who speaks this language. In addition, there are a lot of people who speak Chinese and Vietnamese.
The province in question has a tropical climate, which means that the weather is usually warm and humid. The temperatures are generally high, which is more than needed for a developed tourism. Visitors should know that there is no risk from the volcanoes and earthquakes, so spending time here is more than safe. The hottest month is April, and the temperature can reach up to 30 degrees Celsius. On the other side, the coldest months are December and January and the temperature during these months is around 16 degrees Celsius.
People can visit this province during the whole year, but if you are planning to travel a lot, keep in mind that warmer months are the best and the country and the province should be visited during dry season.
Getting into the province
In order to get into the province, people can use a bus, taxi, car, or a boat. All ways of transportation are more than affordable, but not all of them are very quick, due to the fact some of them may need up to 10 hours to arrive in this province. On the other side backpacking is more than popular here, so there are a lot of people who like walking and sharing the transportation. A few years ago, most busses and boats were obsolete and the transportation wasn’t very good. However, the government of Cambodia invested a lot of funds in order to improve the transportation. Nowadays, the transportation is much better, buts some agencies still use old busses that are uncomfortable and the seats are small. The situation is the same when it comes to boats.
What should be seen
Cham Yeam Resort- This is one of the best resorts in Cambodia, due to the fact it has several 5 stars hotels and a lot of restaurants. Spending time here is a real pleasure. In addition, it also has amazing beaches, rich with coconut trees. This resort is located near the Thai border and it is one of the most visited tourist destinations in the country.
Chi Phat- This is the best place for people who want to visit local villages and meet interesting people. In addition, it is possible to walk in the nature and enjoy in beautiful landscapes. This place offers a lot of attractions, despite the fact it is a small place and it doesn’t have too much to offer.
Kbal Chhay- this is one of the best known waterfalls in the country. It is 10 meters high and it is treated as a wonder of nature. On the other side, it is 8 meters wide, so it is one of the biggest waterfalls in the country. This waterfall isn’t very close to any city, but visitors travel across amazing areas, so it is more than recommended to people who like to enjoy in the nature and amazing landscapes.
Kbal Chhay PrekKoh- Another waterfall that is more popular than other tourist destinations. This place is great, due to the fact it is very calm here and there are a lot of people, coming from all parts of the planet to enjoy in the rest. Swimming is possible as well and this is one of the best places for children as well. The wildlife is rich, and there are a lot of animals and interesting plants, so it is a great destination for people who like the nature. It is possible to hire a car and a driver and visit this waterfall, if you are located away from it.
Kbal Chhay- This waterfall is a small tourist destination that develops quickly. AT the moment, it isn’t very popular, but there will be a lot of improvements, so in the near future, it will be one of the most popular tourist destinations in the province. In general, it is a very nice place that should be seen.
KohMoul Resort- This place is something that every visitor should visit. It is one of the biggest islands in the province and it has amazing beaches and waterfalls. The length of the beaches vary from 3000 up to 5000 meters, and all of them are amazing. There are more than 20 waterfalls, with different sizes and lengths. An interesting fact are the dolphins that appear every morning and they are the biggest attraction here. It is one of the most visited tourist destinations in the country, so each year, thousands of tourists visit this resort. It is very beautiful, but the prices are more than affordable.