Botum Sakor National Park
Occupying almost the entirety of the 35km-wide peninsula northwest across the Gulf of Kompong Som from Sihanoukville, this 1834-sq-km national park, encircled by mangroves and beaches, is home to a profusion of wildlife, including elephants, deer, leopards and sun bears. Alas, Botum Sakor appears to be a national park in name only. A US$3.
Tatai River & Waterfall
The Phun Daung (Tatai) Bridge, about 18km east of Koh Kong on the NH48, is your gateway to jungle living. The main sight here is the Tatai Waterfall, a thundering set of rapids during the wet season, plunging over a 4m rock shelf. Water levels drop in the dry season, but you can swim year-round in refreshing pools around the waterfall.
Koh Kong Island
Cambodia’s largest island towers over seas so crystal clear you can make out individual grains of sand in a couple of metres of water. The island has seven beaches, all of them along the Western coast. Unfortunately they’re becoming increasingly polluted as irresponsible tour operators fail to properly dispose of waste.