Kampot River Boats Must Move Before Festival

Kampot: The Kampot provincial government will relocate boats mppred on the eastern banks of the Kampot river across to the west for reasons of aesthetics. The move will be completed before the Sea Festival next month.

On the afternoon of November 26, 2019, the Governor of Kampot Province held a boat meeting to say the riverside needs to be an attractive place for guests to relax, and the boats are causing problems. Therefore, operators and boat owners must relocate by December 5, 2019.

25 metres of mooring is offered across the river. Some boat owners are worried by the move, saying customers will find it difficult to cross the river, but most appear to agree with the decision. RASMEI

2 thoughts on “Kampot River Boats Must Move Before Festival

  • November 30, 2019 at 7:39 am

    Does the Governor of Kampot Province think that girlie bars make Kampot attractive?
    Those are the ones the local authorities should think about moving on the other side of the river.
    Decent tourists are shocked to stumble on hustling girls everywhere all around town and complain of sleepless nights due to drunk customers shouting like mad dogs in the streets and wrombing their noisy motorcycles while the prostitutes giggle like over excited chickens.
    This beautiful place previously known as “The Sleeping Beauty” should have a noise curfew enforced if they want to keep the good tourists with some money coming instead of single sex tourists with no respect for the locals.
    While for the boats, except there are way too many and some half stranded, they bring some romance on the Riverside and allow enjoying a sunset drink without having all the traffic and parked cars in front of the panorama.
    A limited number of docking / licenses with strict rules on trash management, maintenance, noise, etc should be thought about, along one public transit pier for the tour boats to load and return their guests.
    Just my salt as long time Kampot Lover

  • December 6, 2019 at 7:58 am

    This is an excellent analysis, which I fully agree. I am sure most of all long term residents like me share the same opinion.
    Khmer and most of foreign tourists coming from Phnom Penh come here to enjoy Kampot, the nature, scenery, its charm and its beauty of a quite city which should be free of drug and gogo bars. Kampot must stay different that the noisy polluted capital city.


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