I have friends who have friends running a guesthouse in Kampot and they recommended that I go and visit on my trip over there. Can anyone recommend things to do? Or any advice about this area. Also what is the best way to get there from Phenom Penh? What is the best way to get into Vietnam from there also?
Lots of things to see in Kampot, inlcuding limestone mountains, beautiful caves, and trekkings. You can also continue to the seaside beach town of Kep - a short ride from Kampot town.
Several bus companies run bus service between Phnom Penh and Kampot town. All guesthouse/hotels in Phnom Penh can arrange ticket.
More info about Kampot/Kep in : www.canbypublications.com
Enjoy your trip there.
I agree: Kampot is a great place to explore. Bokor Mountain makes for a nice half-day trip, and the nearby caves are fun to explore. Simply a beautiful, scenic area with the mountains and rivers. Kep doesn't have much of a beach but the seafood is cheap and delicious.