Koh Kong and Cardamom Mountains
Koh Kong Province sits in the southwest of Cambodia, bordering with Thailand. The province partially encompasses the Botum Sakor National Park and the Cardamom Mountains, forming the Koh Kong Conservation Corridor; a pristine area of virgin rainforest, rivers and waterfalls, which are home to an array of wildlife species.
The Koh Kong Conservation Corridor is the second largest virgin rainforest in Southeast Asia, and the area also has extensive mangrove forests, creating a wonderfully rich biodiverse environment. The Botum Sakor National Park is home to a number of endangered species including leopards, sun bears, tigers and Asian elephants, although given the elusive nature of most of these mammals, sightings are rare.
Koh Kong is one of the best places in Cambodia for ecotourism. A stay in this area allows wonderful opportunities for exploring the rainforest by boat or on foot. Most of the guides are locals who in the past participated in illegal logging and poaching as a means to survive, and who have now turned their superb knowledge of the rainforest towards tourism.