Kampot river

As the river is quite short the tide has a huge effect on it and brings salty water upstream during the dry season. This salty layer gets pushed away as soon as the first rain starts in rain season and the dam gets opened daily again.

The brackish water of the Kampot river is an habitat for some mangrove trees such as the nipa palm and the mangrove apple tree. Both trees are very common all along the river and are used by the locals as building material, are natural protections of erosion and function as fish nurseries.

One educational boat trip on the Kampot river is offered by our captain Bjorn who takes you on a 3 hours LoveTheRiver boat trip. Bjorn stops his engine every now and then to explain about trees, birds, fruits and local life along the river. His tour includes a stop for a swim and a walk around a local fruit plantation. He will bring you to one of the narrowest side streams of the river the direction of stoeng keo.

All the way from the Rapids close to the dam towards GreenHouse and a bit further downstream offers best water quality for a refreshing swim. Every afternoon a few fishing fleets from the nearby local cham fishing villages are going out to sea and bring the huge variety of seafood everyday fresh to kampot. Those boats can be seen at the riverfront in kampot around 5pm or for people who are early birds at around 6am on their way back home.

Enjoy your day at GreenHouse, one of the best spot along the river for a swim.