Just got back from Koh Kong province for a few days. It was nice to be near the coast and saw some beautiful mangrove areas. The smell of the ocean air was a refreshing change.
It made me think about how mangroves are supposedly endangered in many places. This is an issue I need to learn more about as I could not keep track of that one. What ecological function do mangroves serve?
If you’re thinking about going to Koh Kong, its a good place to cross the border to Thailand, and its now really quite fast to get there. I’d say it should take about 6 hours from Phnom Penh, with reasonable traffic. It’s a route that can be used to get to Phnom Penh or Sihanoukville from Thailand.
Otherwise, it’s really quiet. I personally would feel not so interested to stay a long time, but an interesting stopover for one or two days. The whole place is really quiet after 10 pm.