KOMPONG TRACH CAVES
Explore limestone caves in close proximity of Kampot and Kep
“Enjoyable half-day/ full day trip if you are spending some time in Kampot or Kep.”Recommendation from the CamConsious Team
Phnom Kampong Trach Caves are located in the South Damnak Kuntuot commune about 38 kilometers east of Kampot provincial town. The site includes caves at the foot of the mountains, as well a number of hills which local people of Cambodian, Chinese and Vietnamese descent use for worship. The limestone caves are relatively big. Inside of the cave you find a big reclining Buddha as well as some smaller statues. Also very interesting is the purple earth. There is also a Swimming Cave with a small lake inside the cave (the ‘Swimming Cave’), located about 10min drive from the main cave.
GETTING THERE & TRANSPORT
The best way to get to the site is with your own transport, either car or motorbike you can always hire a tuktuk or motodop to take the the caves. From Kampot Town/Kep take road #33 toward Vietnam. At Kampong Trach run left, the caves are 2km from national road in Kampong Trach. The entrance fee is free for locals, Cambodian, and 4,000 Riels ($1.00) for foreigners.
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