(Belated) New Year wishes from Cambodia! This post will be very light on text, because I am absolutely knackered after a solid two weeks of travelling through very varied climates. In fact, I still can’t remember how to sleep for more than 30 minutes at a time…
Koh Kong is a coastal town on the Thai border. There are a few islands around the city, though only two (from what I recall) are accessible by road.
The major attraction of Koh Kong is the mangrove swamp, which is maintained as an eco-tourism site by the locals. Boat trips are available through the mangroves, taking in an old village on the water, and also offering views of the Gulf of Thailand from a small island.
The islands off the mainland are bustling with life, containing many small villages, markets and fishing ports.
In a moment of moronic brilliance, I forgot to write down the name of this place when I visited. Hence, it shall be known as “Cambodian Butlins” for the purposes of this post (or until I can find its actual name). Considering access is by one of two rather rough dirt roads, it was an immensely popular holiday destination for Cambodians. Incredibly hot, though.