Photographer's Note

‘Kampot - More ambience than sights’

Kampot is a small town in southern Cambodia and very popular with foreign visitors.
My travel guide gave the following description 'Kampot is more about ambience than actual sights and the most enjoyable activity is strolling or cycling through its central old town’.
That didn't sound wrong when I read it, but the truth was that I found Kampot very boring.

Lots of western tourists hanging out in the streets and on the many terraces.
Apparently my travel guide and I didn’t have the same interpretation of the term 'ambience'. I’m warned for the future when more ambience is expected than sights :)
Some travellers visit a pepper plantation nearby. Undoubtedly interesting and the Cambodian pepper tastes great in the dishes but I had already visited such a plantation near Kep.
In the province there’s also a national park, but the weather was less nice for a few days.

In the centre of the town you can find some 19th century French colonial architecture.
All in all I took exactly three pictures in Kampot. You can see two of them here. The third follows.

The street view here somewhat resembles a photo I’ve recently shown in the WS of a picture of Battambang. Well, I had to show something about Kampot ...
But anyone looking for a lot of fun with other tourists, Kampot is the place.
I’m convinced that many travellers have very good memories of their visit.

Photo Information
  • Copyright: Paul VDV (PaulVDV) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6793 W: 24 N: 16053] (62886)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2020-02-14
  • Exposure: 30 seconds
  • Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
  • Date Submitted: 2021-06-10 10:56
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Points: 42
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