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Koh Kong City

Sleepy Koh Kong (ក្រុងកោះកុង) was once Cambodia's Wild West with its isolated frontier economy dominated by smuggling and gambling. Although remnants of its less-salubrious past still cling on, today this low-slung town is striding towards respectability as ecotourists, aiming to explore the Cardamom Mountains and coastline, bring in alternative sources of revenue.

These days motorboats from Koh Kong can whisk you to rushing waterfalls, secluded islands, sandy coves and Venice-like fishing villages on stilts. The city's still-dusty sprawl of streets sits on the banks of the Koh Poi River, which spills into the Gulf of Thailand a few miles south of the centre.

Top attractions

These are our favorite local haunts, touristy spots, and hidden gems throughout Koh Kong City.