Koh Kong is a quaint border province that has long had a reputation as a ‘Wild West’ frontier location. Situated at the southwestern tip of the country near the mouth of the Kah Bpow River, the city is only 10 kilometers from the Thai border. Koh Kong has a long coastline and a large forested interior that embraces part of the Cardamom Mountains and a section of Kirirom National Park. Its tourist attractions include a theme park, beaches, waterfalls and a rich mangrove forest.There are many offshore islands nearby Koh Kong, the most interesting of which is Koh Kong Khoa, a practically uninhabited jungle paradise with seven magnificent white sandy beaches. This island is only about a forty five minute water taxi ride from shore.Koh Kong has enjoyed quite a few tourism development projects that have turned the province into a great tour destination. The province is linked to Phnom Penh and Preah Sihanouk Province via Sre Ambel by National Route 4. This newly built road provides visitors yet another option to access the province by road. A drive on this road is highly recommend to those who love nature; the road winds through some of Cambodia’s least developed and unspoiled regions – the Cardamom Mountains. Amidst thick forest, streams and charming waterfalls, the adventure rewards with scenic sites for stopovers and great photography.
Mangroves are spread along the coast from Kep to Koh Kong, and they cover an area of over 50,000 hectares in Koh Kong. Mangroves are specialized tropical trees that live on the edge where rainforests meet oceans. These ‘rainforests by the sea’ are rich breeding grounds for shrimps, prawns, crabs, shellfish, snails and fishes, especially the beautiful Mud skippers that seem to enjoy the surface more than being in water. They are also nesting sites for many shore birds, lizards, sea turtles, and many other exotic animal species.
Sner Beach is a frequently visited tourist attraction in Koh Kong. Visitors from different corners of the world prefer Sner Beach as it boasts a stunning coastline. You can either hire a car or drive down on your own to Sner Beach which is located approximately 17 kilometers from the heart Koh Kong. You will come across Sner Beach in the Dong Tung commune of the Smachmeanchery District. The natural beauty of the beach and its adjoining areas, which lie tucked away from the hustle and bustle of the cities, compels tourists to come back here time and again.
Kbal Chhay Prek Koh Waterfalls
The Kbal Chhay Prek Koh Waterfalls offer spectacular views and an escape to serenity. The falls are situated in the Neng Kok Village of the Bakclong Commune in the Mundol Seyma District of the province of Koh Kong. The Kbal Chhay Prek Koh Waterfall is about 22 km from the heart of he province of Koh Kong. The Kbal Chhay Prek Koh Waterfall is home to nature and wildlife reserves where the travelers mightsee some of the rare species of flora and fauna. The spot is also perfect for family picnics.
Lam Da Beach
At Lam Da Beach, you can spend some time amidst sea, sand and serenity. The long stretch of golden beach shining in the warm rays of the sun makes it a favorite tourist spot for young and old alike. It takes around one hour and forty-five minutes to get to Lam Da Beach, which is ideally situated about twenty kilometers away from the provincial town. Kids as well as all adults will enjoy the calm waters of the sea and the picturesque surroundings.
Khun Chhalgn Khun Phen Resort
The Khun Chhalgn Khun Phen Resort is situated at a strategic point in front of the provincial town of Koh Kong. The Khun Chhalgn Khun Phen Resort, Koh Kong consists of a stupa which is located on a huge rock placed at the middle of the vast expanse of the blue sea. This is one of the major meeting places of the local people during the festive days. International travelers coming also come here visit the Khun Chhalgn Khun Phen Resort in Koh Kong during the days of the traditional festival and to get insight into the rich cultural heritage of the Cambodia.
Koh Mool (Koh Kong Krau)
Known as the “largest island in Cambodia”, Koh Mool is only a short trip from the charming town of Koh Kong. Apart from the lovely retreats one can find stunning cascading waterfalls. Travelers can also visit a number of small springs, and engage in dolphin watching. Young children will enjoy the dolphin show that is organized by the Koh Mool Resort (Kor Kong Krau). A walk on the beach in the moonlight is also an experience you will never forget.
The scenic beauty of the Tatay Waterfalls draws many travelers to Koh Kong. Here, visitors may climb up to the individual small falls and take a refreshing dip in the crystal clear waters. Aside from swimming, one may also pack a lunch and picnic on the big rocks surrounding the falls. A beautiful, serene escape, the Tatay Waterfalls are not to be missed. Travelers can arrange for boat rides or kayaks to paddle out to the falls. A ride back from the falls during sunset is especially captivating.