Welcome to our special series, Family Trips Worldwide. In this series we post short facts about a cool place from various parts of the world that is great for a family trip. This time we present you the trip to Cambodian salt fields in Kampot.
WHAT: Cambodian salt fields near a relaxed riverside town of Kampot, perfect for chill out and explore the interesting surroundings nearby.
WHERE: Kampot, Southern Cambodia. 10°35’14.25″N 104°11’0.95″E
HOW TO GET THERE: once in Kampot, cross the new bridge and on the first big crossroads turn left. Proceed till the end of town, the road turns into paved road and leads you trough the countryside. When you reach the Y crossroads turn right. Soon you will see the first salt fields on your left.
WHEN: in dry season, from November to May.
WHAT TO DO: Take a motorbike or bike and explore the area around the town of Kampot. Just by driving trough villages and stopping at random places, you will meet very friendly local people. On the salt fields you can take a look at the traditional way of making the salt. The fields are particularly beautiful in the afternoon, when there are great reflections in the water.
TIPS: when visiting salt fields try not to be like every other tourist that comes there – try to interact with workers, not just take pictures and pretend like they aren’t there. And try to lift the basket full of salt! 🙂