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Koh Kong Gateway To Cambodia

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Koh Kong Gateway To Cambodia

At present Koh Kong Province has improved the travelling styles to motivate foreign tourists. Koh Kong government coordinates with private enterprises to build the 2-kilometer concrete bridge between Koh Po and Koh Kong. (ln the past if you wanted to visit Koh Kong you had to go by boat only.) This bridge will open in the beginning of April. There are many four star hotels in Koh Kong as Koh Kong International Resort Club which situated at Ban Chan Yiam and tar from Thai Border only 300 km. You can travel around Koh Kong in one day, City Tour, and ask for additional information at Koh Kong Travelling Center that far from Sao Thong Port only 200 meters.

Koh Kong has a lot of attractions. They are…

 Koh Kong Market , it is the largest market in Koh Kong Province and far from Sao Thong Port 500 meters. Most goods in this market come from Thailand and some from China and Vietnam. But for spirit, cigarettes and dessert imported from Malaysia and Singapore.

Sao Thong Port is the small Port by a concrete bridge between Koh Po and Koh Kong. There is a High Speed Ferry that depart at 8 a.m. and arrives Kampongsom or Sihanoukvilie (the port city) at 1 p.m. it costs 500 baht per person. Then continue with minibus to Phnompenh (around 270 km). The fare is 120 per one.

Monument for the Death is situated far from SaoThong Port 500 meters. Built between 1976-1979 by Hunzen, the Priminister of Cambodia at that time as a memorial to States soldiers who fought with Khmer Rouge warriors. You can visit it by driving along the road from Koh Kong Airport to Khao Noi Temple. Koh Kong Airport is tar from Sao Thong Port around 100 meters. This small  airport also provides air cargo services a few flights per week. When the weather is capricious, especially in monsoon season, the air transport will be fly (instead of sea transport) two flights a week, on Sunday and Thursday. The fare is $60 – 100$ per passenger. But in summer no air transport

Khao Noi Temple is not far from Sao Thong Port, about one  kilometer. This temple was constructed when Marshal Lon Nol was the chief of Cambodian Navy Army. There is an anchor on the door of the temple hall. This temple was built from sand stone like Khmer Castle in Cambodia. Delicate mural paintings cover the walls of the instrucion temple hall and chapel. Khmer people have strong faith in this temple.

Sao Thong Bridge is the reinforced concrete bridge and as long as 1,900 meters. lt is constructed by the coordination of Cambodia government and private enterprises in 2000 and begins operation on April 4th, 2002. Then the transportation between Thailand and Cambodia will be more convenient.

Khatai Waterfall is tar from Sao Thong Port about 22 km. It is the medium-sized waterfall which the tide falls all year. The headwater is the fertile forest on Bantad Mountain, the border between Thailand and Cambodia.


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