Where to go in Cambodia's South Coast
List of regions
This wildlife-rich region of deep jungle and pretty waterfalls is located close to the Thai border, away from the well-travelled tourist routes.
The compact town of Kampot, on the Kampot River, has a sultry, unhurried air, and faded French colonial buildings with balconies and terracotta tiles; fishermen can be seen casting their nets from the delightful riverside promenade, as the gentle chatter of people enjoying sunset drinks sounds out.
The quiet old town of Kep, which was once the resort of choice for Indochina colonialists, when it was known as Kep-sur-Mer, is the place to try peppered crab; the crabs are cooked up with pepper from nearby farms and are best eaten on the beach where you can wash them down with local tik tanaout j…