Kampot old town - review by Rusty Compass
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Kampot old town

| 15 Mar 2012
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15 Mar 2012

Kampot's old colonial era town from the riverfront back, deserves a few hours of leisurely exploration - either on foot or by bicycle.

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Kampot is one of Indochina's best preserved colonial era towns - rundown as it is. There are streets of Chinese style shophouses - there are still sizeable Chinese and Vietnamese communities here - as well as a few more substantial structures including the war ravaged main bridge, a prison that remains in use and the provincial governor's residence - all dating from the early 20th century. Some of the shophouses have been renovated - a trend that will hopefully take hold before the bulldozers roll in.
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