Knowing about Koh Kong’s best places is a great thing to have when you go there. Koh Kong is a province that is located in the South part of Cambodia. This province is also bordered with Thailand as well which makes a nice tourism site. If you are looking for the best places to visit in Koh Kong, you just made the right decision to read this article. We would like to share you the experience of our trip there so that you will have a great trip as well. Here are the choices of best places in Koh Kong that you should not miss.
1. Mangrove Forest
Koh Kong is famous for the beautiful and wonderful mangrove forest that takes 15 minutes ride from the city. As you arrived there, the first thing you will do is getting a ticket to get inside the forest. As you get in, you will see hundreds of mangrove trees along the path while you walk.
The walking takes around 10 to 15 minutes, and that is when you get to another wonderful spot. You will see the swaying bridge that takes you to another view of mangrove forest. There, you can buy souvenirs from local people with suitable price.
If you stay a little late in the evening, there is an astonishing moment that will take your breath away. When the sun goes down and night comes out, you will see sparkles along the forest. Can you guess what that is? Those are the beautiful lights from the fireflies that lighten up the dark which is absolutely beautiful.
If you visit Koh Kong, Mangrove Forest is the place that you should not miss.
2. White Sand Island
If you go to the other side of Mangrove Forest, there are boats waiting to take you to the beautiful White Sand Island. Of course, it is true that the name actually implies the place itself. After 30 minutes of boat ride, you will see a small island with an absolute white beach and breathtaking views.
As you jump on the sand, you will see crabs and hermit crabs running! Away from you. If you’re quick enough, you will be able to catch those crabs before they get into their holes. As the sun sets, the color of the sky will change, and that is when you feel another experience. Just simply look at the photos, you will be able to know what I am trying to describe.
3. Cambodia-Thai Border Market
Who doesn’t love shopping? Explore the shopping experience in Cambodia-Thai border market in Koh Kong is a fun thing to do. This should be done in the morning so that you will have more time to do other things in the afternoon. In the market, you will find different things to buy from souvenirs to clothes. But before that, you have to exchange your cash into Thai currency first. As you buy, never forget to bargain because the price can always be negotiated with Asians! If you happen to see a lady who sells fried corn, don’t forget to buy a cup from her. That fried corn tastes absolutely great!
4. Border Casino
Don’t get me wrong, there are more than gambling that you can do in border casino. Swimming and eating of course. The casino has a beautiful swimming pool with the view of the sea and the beach behind it. Just pay for $2.5, and you will be able to swim there as long as you like. There is also a small bar there that serves foods and drinks as well. There are plenty of cocktails and beverage choices for you to choose. And for snacks, you will find delicious cakes and other sweet pastries. Casino is somehow a place to enjoy without gambling, give that a try if you like.
5. Tatai Resort
Let’s move on to another beautiful place. Tatai has a beautiful waterfall that you can enjoy the view and swimming. However, before you get to the waterfall, you might spend some times riding boat along the river first.
You will see bungalows and trees along the side as you ride. The view simply makes you relax as you ride on the boat. At the same time, as the wind blows, nothing is more wonderful than this.
Also, the boat driver will stop by a small house that will take you to the taste of fresh coconut juice. The house is owned by a very nice old lady and her husband who has several coconut trees as you walk in.
It will not take long from the old lady’s house to Tatai’s Waterfall. As you get there, you will know how to give yourself fun and great experience, we will just show you pictures.
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