Posts Tagged ‘Koh Kong’

Tatai, Koh Kong

Posted: May 22, 2011 in Travel, unposted
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Since Tatai is just only about 20 km from Koh Kong town, people prefer to stay in the town as there are more options. Tatai does not offer many options for you. Both well-known 4 Rivers lodge and Rainbow lodge can only be reached by river and they are located in different directions from the National Road No. 48. Either of the lodge is not the place for backpacker or budget traveler. If you have financial constraint but still want to stay in Taitai, there is one guest house, Samphos Tatai (Tel: 035-6900 661 or 092-489 649), just a few meters from the bridge. It is run by a very friendly lady, whose husband also organizes tour to jungle around the area. There are 3 rooms for 5 bucks each per night available at the moment. They have a plan to build more bungalows in the near future, and they have already secured more land at the back of their current location.

From the ferry at the bridge you can travel to various places including Taitai waterfall and many other small islands. During my last visit, I could only visit the waterfall. The price of the boat fixed by the community there is a bit expensive and uncompromisable. If you want to save money, you can share a boat with people going to the same destination.

Destinations that you can go by boat from the bridge

Tatai Waterfall, Koh Kong
Tatai waterfall

Tatai river
On the way back from Tatai waterfall


A Trip to Koh Kong

Posted: April 6, 2008 in My Life, Photos
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I took a Friday off and made a trip to Koh Kong with a friend of mine. Actually he got some businesses to handle there and I just went with him because of my curiosity to see how Koh Kong has changed comparing to my first trip in 2004.

Now the National Road 48, the most greenish and zigzag road in Cambodia, was completely paved with tarmac and four bridges across rivers were constructed, though two of them have not completely finished until this June. The 290 km route takes about five hours from Phnom Penh.

Koh Kong has much less to offer comparing to Sihanoukville, but it is also much less explored. People always want some changes, so I am sure the good access and the nature will attract more and more visitors in the near future. With its coastlines, mountains (especially the Cardamom Mountains) and nature, I believe that Koh Kong can be developed for eco-tourism.

The greenish and zigzag National Road No. 48

The Third Bridge from Phnom Penh. Still Had to Ferry Across the River

Palm Trees Along the River

National Road No 48.