Many visitors might view Kampot as a sleepy, backward town. It’s easy to understand where this presumption comes from; Kampot, after all, does have an extremely relaxed vibe. Coupled with a tranquil river and breathtaking sunsets on an almost daily basis, it’s tempting not to want to do much but to put up one’s feet and enjoy the unfolding scenery with a cold drink in hand.
Explore the not often spoken about Kampot's tiny town. During our tour, we will be exploring numerous historical sites including old villas and shop houses along Kampot River, the Old Market, the Red Cross Building, and the French Governor’s House, the latter now newly refurbished into Kampot’s provincial museum. We will speak to visitors about Kampot’s rich heritage that not only comprises French colonial architecture but also Chinese-style architecture—a reflection of Kampot’s highly pluralistic and fascinating community.While our walking tour will largely focus on history and architecture, we will not cease to observe the everyday lives of Kampot city—the “living” history of Kampot. Seek out locals going about their daily lives; as seeing them participating in fishing boat races, others scouring the riverbanks for shrimp, and youths performing live music near the main traffic circle. All these scenes—coupled with Kampot city’s rich, historical architecture—makes exploring Kampot city exciting and a must-do.
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