So Chris has been on yet another little work-based adventure this week, this time to Koh Kong on the west coast of Cambodia to investigate some land rights issues affecting local villagers and island communities.

As before there’s no chance of any more detail from the grumpy old Englishman, plus it is a very sensitive issue to talk about openly,ย but he did take a few photos. So enjoy a little visual insight about this corner of Cambodia that doesn’t see many tourists yet, but will do much more so in the future with new developments arising all the time.
Koh Kong
Sunset over King Island near Koh Kong
Koh Kong harbour at night
Island community in Koh Kong
Local interviews and investigations
An ex-marine’s favourite mode of transport
The harbour at sunset
Cheeky boys
Singing a Tom Waits song to a defenceless child – surely in breach of the Geneva Convention

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22 Thoughts on “Koh Kong in pictures

  1. Aww lovely photos – especially the last one when he’s playing guitar to the baby – how ridiculously cute! ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. i had a great time in Koh Kong too. only there for 24 hours but saw a gorgeous sunset & had fun amongst the friendly locals!

  3. This looks like a beautiful place! I haven’t been to any of the islands around Cambodia (well except Koh Chang, Thailand, which is kind of close), but these photos make me want to go!

  4. the view is really natural and fascinatingรง i liked it alot. really thanks ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Is it dangerous in Cambodia? Is it advisable to travel there by yourself or booking a travel package?

  6. @Kristin: It really is, well so Chris tells me. I have never been. Would love to go myself actually.

  7. @Toni: Thanks. I love all Cambodian babies. They are so funny!:-)

  8. @Lola: The sunsets all over Cambodia are lvely, but thet seem to be particularly gorgeous in Koh Kong.

  9. @Jessica: I have never been to the Thai islands, but I suspect the Cambodian islands are like the Thai islands about 10-15 years ago. Very little development, so you can still find your deserted beaches here.

  10. @bursafizik tedavi: Thanks. You are welcome!

  11. @Tripzilla: I personally don’t thnk Cambodia is dangerous at all. Locals are very lovely and welcoming. In Phnom Penh you sometimes get people on motos trying to steal your handbags, but that’s it. Have been here for 1.5 years and never felt threatened! Going solo is absolutely fine, but if it gives you a piece of mind I recommend you go in a group.

  12. Hi guys, great photos and love the caption on the guitar one! I loved Koh Kong too, we did a jungle trek/homestay and it’s one of my fondest travel memories ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. Thanks Sarah. He he, poor baby!

  14. That last photo is really cute! I think the kid is genuinely impressed!

  15. Ha ha, if you say so Arianwen. ๐Ÿ™‚

  16. Biked into Koh Kong from Thailand in 2007, at the time the road up through the mountains was still a work in progress, wonder if has it been finished? I imagine that will increase the tourist crowd (for better or worse). Too bad, the boat to/from Sihanoukville is a great experience.

  17. That’s sounds like a great adventure Kevin. I think the roads are pretty decent now. There are definitely going to be more and more tourists, especially with all the new hotel developments popping up.

  18. Nice photos. Was it this part of Cambodia cool or rainy? The photos make the place look quite cool and mild.
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  19. Tammyonthemove on June 1, 2013 at 8:11 am said:

    Ha ha, it is never cool in Cambodia apart from Mondulkiri in the North East. Koh Kong is in the South West by the coast so you get a bit of a sea breeze. I think Chris went in the dry season which is a bit cooler but still over 30 degrees Celsius. ๐Ÿ™‚

  20. Amazing pictures. Love to hear more…
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