Phnom Chhngok

Located in Kampot (Southern Cambodia), Phom Chhngok is the unique Hindu cave temple in the country and is one of the most remarkable attractions in the region. The cave is home to the temple built from Funan brick in the 7th century dedicating to God Shiva.
For centuries, Phnom Chhngok has been a sacred religious site worshipped by local people. However, in recent years, the site has gained popularity by its magic and mysteries which make it become a well-known holiday destination among tourists. Phnom Chhngok was situated in remote countryside surrounded by vast green fields. There is also an ancient brick structure nearby the site dated back to the 5th century and limestone formations in the shape of elephants referring to Phnom Sorsia.

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Phnom Chhngok is a few minutes’ walk through peaceful rice paddies from Wat Ang Sdok where you can meet lovely local children working as the guides on spot. During the walking trail, you need to pass a small bridge before climbing around 200 stairs to reach the entrance of the cave. Inside the cave, the path is a bit slippery and there is a holy pond filled with cool water. The magnificent view of Cambodia’s countryside can be seen from the top. Besides exploring the impressive Khmer construction, tourists also combine their visit to the nearby Phnom Sorsia Hill Complex including the White Elephant cave and the Bat cave.
The closest starting point to Phnom Chhngok is Kampot which is easily accessed by getting a private car.

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Climate, the best time to visit
Kampot has tropical weather which is quite hot and humid all around the year. The rainfall of the region is significant during almost months of the year and the average temperature is around 27°C. The best time to visit Phnom Chhngok is months lasting from October to January when the weather is comfortable for outdoor activities.