If you are heading to have a great trip to Kampot in Cambodia, it will be a mistake not giving Phnom Kampong Trach Cave a visit to fulfill your trip with the best memorable experiences.
Phnom Kampong Trach Cave is located in South Damnak Kantot commune, Kampong Trach district, Kampot province, which is nearly 38 kilometers to the East of Kampot provincial town. In a geological aspect, the Cave is a natural boundary between Cambodia and Vietnam. Phnom Kampot Trach Cave is simply just a short tunnel through the exotic limestone rock formation that connects the outside with the actual circular hole then leads to the sky. According to many visitors, the limestone cave in Kampot is not as grand and marvelous as those surrounding Halong Bay, but they still remain some secret charms which is worth a stopover for all traveling wanting to find out something different.
Stop a bit to overlook and enjoy the natural beauty outside of the cave
After coming to the entrance of the cave, you may need to pay young children around 1 USD to let them become your own tour guide that will upgrade your travel experience to a new level. Most of these young guides can communicate in English to bring you a big picture of the history and fantastic stories of the cave, and they also take charge of leading you the way to get through the cave safely. When you came to an open area inside the cave, you will meet a huge reclining Buddha statue dating back to almost 800 years and similar smaller statues around that you can make some wishes for luck, success and blessings. Next to these images is a temple which is under its construction that you can come back later in the future when the construction is done. Another striking characteristic inside the cave drawing visitors’ attention best is a cool small lake that sometimes can provide you with swimming opportunities.
You will get hooked with the cool jade-green water of a natural pool inside the cave!
You may note that the best time to visit Phnom Kampong Trach Cave is in the dry season or just after the rainy season. During the season, the ground will be very wet and dirty. Moreover, it is not really accessible as almost all the networks of caves inside are flooded. Therefore, you need to take some careful research to make sure you are in the best season to visit the cave to have a wonderful trip as you wish. There are also some useful tips you need to bear in mind. You should prepare a flashlight and repellent because the cave is very dark and mostly full of mosquitoes. In addition, it is advisable to bring your own water and even snacks to keep your energy up during the trip as there are no convenient stores along the way to the cave. Do not throw rubbish inside the cave is to help save the environment of the cave. Another important belonging you need to bring on is a camera to catch all the spectacular sceneries of Phnom Kampong Trach Cave. The last one is to always keep track of the guide not to get lost.
All in all, it is worth a quick stay at Phnom Kampong Trach Cave for every traveler coming to Kampot for their Cambodia trip. The Cave promises to offer you the greatest experiences with the true natural beauty of Cambodian caves you may never found in other places!
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