The laidback riverine town of Kampot has oodles of old world mood/quality. The compact centraldistrict is a joy to talk (a lot)/walk around; full of surviving shop-house (related to the beautiful design and construction of buildings, etc.), some of which has been very slowly and carefullyrestored. Kampot’s charm lies in its very chilled out atmosphere, and many a traveler findsthemselves waylaid here longer than they expected, having gave in to its easygoing pace. For themore active though, this is also an excellent base for discovering the surrounding sights of thesouth. The old French summer getaway of Bokor Hill Station, with its empty/left alone church andscary, empty shell of a once-grand hotel, is an easy day trip from town, as are the limestonecaves of Phnom Chhnork and Phnom Sorsia, both with old temples inside.