Top things to do in Kampot Cambodia December 12, 2018 Kampot City Guide: Top things to do Stroll through the sleepy, colonial old town of Kampot. Slowly but surely getting busier with tourists, enjoy Kampot now before it goes the way of Sihanoukeville. Food Culture Shop Avoid Kampot City Guide: Things to do Got a couple of days up your sleeve in Kampot and looking for a few suggestions? These are some of our favourite things to do outside of the Social Cycles itinerary! Food Culture Shop Avoid Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Share on whatsapp Share on email Food Epic Arts Cafe. Open from 7am, great food for a great cause. A charity and social enterprise that works with, trains and empowers people of varying (dis)abilities. Google Map Link, Website and Instagram Page. Cafe Espresso. Best coffee in Kampot, hands down. Also roast their own beans on site. Probably the best Western food in town also. B’fast and lunch only. See the menu, Google map link and Instagram page. Rusty’s BBQ. Great for a beer, meat and burger type venue. The pork ribs have been dry of late, but ok if you drown them in that delicious BBQ sauce. Their new home is now on a boathouse, some 500m from town. Click through for the Google map link. Fish Market. Great setting and atmosphere. Nice if you want some time away with your partner, just to soak up the sunset. The food is good, but it won’t blow you away. Google map link. Rikitikitavi. Great fun place with a balcony that overlooks the river. Food is pretty good, happy hour on cocktails and people are inevitably drawn here for a drink at some stage during their visit to Kampot. Website, Google map. Local breakfast. One of the best places in Cambodia to have breakfast. Local grilled pork, on rice, with a fried egg and some pickled veg. It’s delicious and it’s $1.50. Think a Khmer version of bacon and eggs. Google map. Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Share on whatsapp Share on email Culture Women’s yoga and massage. Banteay Srey Spa is a vocational training center for Cambodian women, running a spa, yoga center and vegan cafe. Yoga is daily at 9am and 4:30pm. Slightly out of town, but worth it. Allow a few hours. Website & Google Map. Kep Beach & Rabbit Island. A good option to spend your afternoon, is to make your way to Kep and or Rabbit Island. You can get a tuk tuk to take you to the port, then get a boat over to the island. Allow an hour to get there, then hang on the beach and drink a coconut. Cave Climbing. You’ll need a day up your sleeve to go climbing with the team at Climbodia. The day starts at 09:45 and goes to a variety of local caves for beginner level abseiling. See the website here, Google map link. Firefly River Cruise Captain Chim’s offers sunset cruises to go and see the fireflies, but recent times have seen the peaceful boat ride turn into a party boat. If not by your boat itself, then passing boats. Check it out if you like, but this activity is getting close to the ‘avoid’ section of this blog .Google Map. Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Share on whatsapp Share on email Shopping Dorsu. My favourite shop in Kampot, if not Cambodia, if not the planet. Dorsu combines responsible sourcing with ethical production, with pieces designed and produced on location. It is the antithesis of fast fashion. Instagram page, website and Google Map link Kampot Head. Great place for bric-a-brac and other bits and pieces. Just an unusual collection of clothes, crockery, paraphernalia, apparels, provisions, spices and curiosities. Google Map. Epic Arts Cafe. A part of the social enterprise connected to this cafe is a place to purchase items such as scarves, cushions and other pieces. Definitely worth a look after your coffee and/or meal.. Google Map and website. Night Market. A little more on the generic side of shopping, with items geared towards tourists. A lot of the items can be quite cheap, but aren’t really built to last. Google Map link. Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Share on whatsapp Share on email Avoid Visiting the Zoo. We’d recommend against it, due to the volume of complaints in regards to the treatment of the animals. Reports suggest they are malnourished and housed in extremely poor conditions. You can read more here. Visiting an orphanage. Orphanages are not tourist attractions. Donations can actually increase the amount of orphans in Cambodia, not help them. Read more about the issue here, and learn more about better ways to help here. Short term volunteering. Unless you have a unique specialized skill, short term volunteering rarely has a positive impact, and can often have a negative impact. We’d recommend a minimum of 3 months to volunteer and only to train local adults in your speciality. Read more here. Giving money to poor children. A lot of children selling items or begging will tell you they need the money to go to school. The reality is that the money received keeps the kids from going to school. Read more about this sad and unfortunate scam here. Share this adventure Share on facebook Facebook Share on whatsapp WhatsApp Share on twitter Twitter Share on linkedin LinkedIn Share on google Google+ Share on stumbleupon StumbleUpon Share on email Email Got a question? Get in touch Name Email Message Send Send me the Cambodia itinerary Name Email Please send me the itinerary! Your privacy is safe. We do not use emails for spam. 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