Krong Khemara Phoumin

Located in the Cardamom Mountains’ range in the southwest of Cambodia, Krong Khemara Phoumin is the capital of Koh Kong and is one of the biggest provinces in the whole country. Easily accessible from the bustling Phnom Penh and only a short distance from the border crossing with neighboring Thailand, a visit to Krong Khemara Phoumin is a must-see for tourists who wish to get a deep insight into Cambodia as well as the Southeast Asia regions.

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Krong Khemara Phoumin on map

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Krong Khemara Phoumin is home to some of Cambodia’s most beautiful natural sites and typical habitats including isolated islands and pristine beaches, spectacular waterfalls, charming rivers, and the lush green forests of the Cardamom Mountains, considered the second-largest primitive forest in Southeast Asia’s mainland. The popular attractions in the region are Peam Krasop wildlife sanctuary, Koh Kong safari world, Tatai waterfall, Huang Nam Keaw waterfall, and Ban Ao Yai. A few days staying in this town give you opportunities to relax among natural landscapes, kayak down the river, soak in waterfalls, go scuba ping, and visit fishing villages. Additionally, you can take day trips to Koh Kong Island to see the Irrawaddy dolphins, trek, and stay overnight in the Cardamom Mountains. The Fat Sam’s bar with friendly helpful staffs in the center of the town is a good place to chat and chill after an outing day.

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The most convenient way to reach Krong Khemar Phoumin is by taking a private car from Siem Reap, Phnom Penh, Sihanoukville, Kep, and Kampot.

Climate, the best time to visit

Krong Khemara Phoumin has a tropical monsoon climate with little rainfall during the dry season and extremely heavy rainfall in the wet season. The average temperature ranges from 23°C to 31°C. The best time to visit the lovely town is the months from late November to early March.

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