Kampot CAMBODIA

,Area Code 033?, $1=3900r B=85-86r, May 10, 2001

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A Charming little town at a scenic river. Quiet relaxing. This place still remains off the tourist track. Plenty of French colonial style buildings and surrounding natural attractions, such as mountains, waterfalls, beaches, etc.
Most of the streets do not have street signs. But it is not difficult to find your way around. All directions are given from the central roundabout in the middle of Kampot.
All GHs and Hotels are located around this central roundabout area, along the river front area and the market area.
#: Central roundabout(CRA): on the Main Rd.
#: 2000-Roundabout(2KRA): Small roundabout with year 2000 monument, S of the Central roundabout(CRA) on the Main Rd.
#: Friendship Roundabout(FRA): small roundabout with Viet-Cambo Friendship monument. SE from the 2000 Roundabout.
#: River Rd.: Located NW of the city, running parallel to river Rd. from N to S
#: Main Rd.: Running from NE to SW through Kampot town. Parallel to the River Rd., connection Market, CRA, 2KRA
#: Market Rd.: Running from NW to SE connecting River Rd, with national HWY. Located N of Market.

i Tourist office: No
$ Acleda Bank: From 2KRA walk SW 100m on the right side. M-F7:30-17:30. English speaking staff. Very helpful But No Exchange. Western Union money transfer is possible 2% com.
$ Money changers: Around the Market $=3900, B=86.3r
Post/telephone Office:
P Police:24hrs, No English speaking staff.
H Hospital: Walk N on the River Rd. 130m after the bridge on right side. 6-17:00. English speaking doctors. Emergency T016-330079
M0 Post office: From the roundabout, go to N, M-F830-16:30, Price Japan/USA/Aust & Europe Letter(10g) 2200/2800/2500, Parcel 1kg 57,200/91,100/68,500
M1 Camintel: Behind the Post office. 7-12, 14-17:00. International calls possible.
Cost Normal/ discount (19-06:00 and weekend) per min.
Laos/Thai $2.07/1.79, Asia $2.23/1.82, other $2.47/2.02
M2 Reasksmey Telecom Center: From CRA, walk to the market, 80m on left side. photocopy 100r/A4. international phone card Thai/Lao/Viet $2/min, other $3/min.
s  Photocopy shop Ratanka Vichea Center: From 2KRA go NW 30m. Right side A4 photo copy 80r/page, binding 1000r
ph Konica Express: S side of CRA. M-F9-20:00, Film slide %5, Fuji 100 $2. develop 36 exp $3.5
la Laundry: Many places around the Market
la Rasmei Laundry: E side of Market, Main Rd.7-21:00, 1000r/set(shirt+trouser)
bb Barber: M-F 7-17:00, opp from Mealy GH, shave and cut 2000r
s Minimart: many around the CRA
s Coffee bean shop: N side of the Market.+ Main Rd. 7-15:00, Fresh grand Cambodian coffee. $4/1kg

Local Transport
Kampot is not so big town.
Walking: You can walk. N side of Market to CRA 15min walk. CRA to FRA 20min.
Moto: People usually use motos, 500r for normal ride, except the train station and the area over the bridge, 1000r. They try to overcharge you.
Rental motorbike: The roads are very bad. Riding bike is not recom.
Kampot -> Waterfall Tekchou: $10. Day tour
Kampot .-> Bokor Station and national Park: $20 a day tour
Kampot -> Kep: $5 round trip
rb Sok San GH: Honda Dream $6/day,
rb Borey BokorRentacar: Honda Dream $6/day 250cc $10/day
rb Borey Bokor: 4WD + driver $50/day
rb Marco Polo: 4WD + driver $60/day

Transport
A Bus/pickup station: 200m S from CRA and 250m NE from FRA. From the center, follow on the Main Rd. It is on E side. It looks like a deserted petrol station. No information office. Very few people speak English. They are running between 6-16:00.
Sihanoukville -> Kampot:
Taxi: 120-200B/p
up to 8 p in a car. 4-5hrs
Pickup: outside-60-80B/p 5-7hrs
Kampot -> Sihanoukville:
Minibus: 8,000r/p, Taxi 10,000-12,000r, pickup outside 6,000r
1.5hrs
Kampot -> Phnom Penh: 3-4 hrs. minibus 8,000/p, Taxi 10,000r, dep 7:00, No pickup could be found.
T Train station: 2km N from the Market. Access by moto 1500r. No English speaking staff.
Kampot->Shianoukville: dep even days after 12:00 4000/p, 5 hrs
Kampot -> Phnom Penh: after odd day 10:00, 9000r, 10-12 hrs.

HOTEL
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HOTEL CODE
There are not really budget GH. All accommodation are pricey but high standard. La(price/set) set means shirt and trousers
Riverside Rd. Listed from NE to SW
h4 Borey Bokor Hotel(Old): near the bridge. One block behind the Riverside Rd. T932826 f ab $5, a/c $15, HW TV la(1000/set)C4 Very large rooms + bath. Nice furniture Huge beds, very quiet. Rec
h5 Borey Bokor Hotel(New): 2 blocks from h2 T932826 f ab $5, a/c $15, HW TV la(1000/set)C4 Very large rooms + bath. Nice furniture Huge beds, very quiet. Rec
h6 Marco Polo GH: 1 block SW from h3, T012-529-871 or 932314, a/c sb $15, ab $25, TV, HW R(6-21, Expensive Italian) C4 Nice spacious rooms with furniture. Good lounge are with view over the river. Good restaurant.VISA/MC
h7 Red Cross GH: f sb $2-4 C2. Very nice but rundown colonial villa. The profit goes to the victims from land mine. Rooms are basic. Shared bathroom is dirty. Nice garden.
h8 Nat. Bank GH(Hong Kong): SW end of the Riverside Rd. T012-8553321, f ab $5 mos-net. C2 Not nice. Noisy Over priced.

Market Area
h7 Sin young GH: NE side of the Market, T016834353, f ab s/d$5 a/c $10 TV C3. large rooms with TV.
h8 Mealy Cheanda: f ab s$4 d$6 R(6-23:00, expensive) C3, large rooms, but very noisy from the market and the traffic. Very informative owner.

Central Roundabout(CRA) Area
h4 Sok San GH: W of CRA, T012-418726, f ab s/d $5 TV C4. rooms are average size but bathrooms are big. Friendly owner. Best Value in town, Highly Rec.
h5 Phnom Kiev: N from Sok San GH, T012-820923, f ab s$5 d$7, a/c d$12 t$15, TV C3. Large but not well maintained rooms. Fan rooms are good valued. Noisy from the traffic.
h6 Phnom Kamchay: N of CRA, T012-855640, f ab s/d$5, a/c $10, TV HW, R(6-22, Expensive) la(1000/set) C4. Rooms are small. Basic bathroom.
h7 Tekchou Hotel: E of CRA. Closed for renovation or demolition.
h8 Kampot GH: Walk E from CRA, on the left side. T012-894419, f ab s$5 d$10 C3, Nice family run GH. Cozy and homely. Large rooms but small bathroom.

Other
h7 Marcp Plolo GH(Old): Walk from the bus station to friendly monument. First corner turn left to side street. 10m on right side. f sb s/d$4, R(6-21, overpriced)C3, simple wooden building. Small rooms with thin wall
h8 Ta Eng GH: location ? T012-330-058, f sb s$3 d$4, ab s/d$5 la(700/p)C3. Very friendly and informative owner. Large rooms quiet location. Single rooms are good value for money.

FOOD
r Heng leap Rest: SE of CRA, 6-24:00, local, cheap, Nice seafood. Try BBQ fish with coconut milk.
r Genluk Bai Rest: location?, 10-22:00, local, cheap, Very delicious. Good portion, Try stew with squid and fish dumpling, dish with rice 2500r+
r Marco Polo Rest: see GH. local, small portion overpriced

SIGHT/Activity
Activity
Volleyball field: At the Governor's Residence. free of charge.
Walk: Along the side of the river with little sandy beach. From the center of the tow, cross over the bridge and turn left. follow the rover watching fisherman's houses. Very scenic.
Cham Fishmen Village: 3-4 hour walk to return. Nice and original village.Walk along the Riverside Rd., pass the Governor's Residence and continue walking on the dirt road. 30 min walk, then you will reach the village.
Tours
ta Pagina Tours: at Borey Bokor hotel, T012-833429,
Koh Pho Coral Island. by boat Nice for swimming and snorkeling. $50/boat, up to 6p, 6hrs to return. Incl. Drinking water and equipment.
Boat on river and jungle hiking. $30/boat up to 6p. 8hrs incl drinking water,
Bonkor Hill station and Popkok waterfall with 4WD, $50/car, up to 6p, 5hrs,
Tekcou waterfalls: by 4WD with a guide. $20/p
ta Marco Polo Tour: T016-330166
Boat trip to Koh Pho $60/boat up to 6p, 8hrs
Boat trip to Stung Kev Fishmen Village, $40/boat up to 6p, 3 hrs
Bonkor hill station, by 4WD $60/car, 4hurs,
Kep $20 uotp 6p by car with a driver.
ta Guide: AT the Borey Bokor GH, you can hire as English speaking guide, $10/day, Very knowledgeable. Ask about Kampot province.
Sight
S Fishmen Village: You can rent a boat from fishermen. Ask directly or GH owners.
S Vham Village: Boat rental $10/1-2p, $15/3-4p, $20/5-6p
S Bonkor National Park and hill station: Admission $5. accommodation dr $5 mattress on the floor. mos-net, very basic. Not Rec.

Internet
@ Internet Cafe: There are a few in town, near town center and near the market. the speed is slow. $6/hr

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