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The Chi-Phat commune is located deep within the Cardamom and Elephant Mountains at Koh Kong Province, south-west Cambodia. It is known for having a community based ecotourism (CBET) project.

Understand

The commune consists four villages:Chi-Phat, Komlot, Chom-Sla and T'k La'o. The commune population is estimated around 3,000 inhabitants (2010). The residents makes their living mainly out of agriculture, fishing and tourism.

It is known for its Community Based Ecotourism (CBET) [1] project that helps locals benefit from tourism instead of hunting animals in the Cardamom Mountains.

Get in

Chi Phat is located on the Stung Phipot (Phipot River) about 20 kilometer upstream from Andong Teuk village on Highway 48 – the main highway linking Phnom Penh with Thailand, through the provincial capital of Koh Kong.

To get to Chi Phat you will have to travel to Andong Teuk village by bus and from Andoung Teuk to Chi Phat by boat, the journey from Andong Teuk to Chi Phat is a scenic river trip passing mangroves and forested mountains.

Transportation to Andong Teuk village:

  • From Phnom Penh: The bus departs Phnom Penh at 7:00am or 8:00am from Mao Tse Tung Blvd, near Psar Domhkor (Domhkor Market) to Koh Kong town and arrives in Andong Teuk village around 10:30am or 11:30am.
  • From Sihanoukville: The bus departs from the central bus station at 8:00am for Koh Kong town and arrives in Andong Teuk village around 11:30am.
  • From Koh Kong Town: The bus departs from the central bus station at 8:00am to Phnom Penh and arrives in Andong Teuk village at around 10:30am.

Remember to ask your bus driver to drop you off at Andong Teuk village!

Get around

Hire a guide from the CBET office. They will arrange trips for trekking, mountain biking, kayaking, etc, complete with equipment, food and guides. Because CBET is owned by the community, all proceeds go to the community.

See

  • O'Mallu Waterfalls

Do

  • Trekking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Kayaking

Buy

Eat

Drink

Sleep

The CBET office will arrange local options for home stay, guesthouse, and ecolodge. All fees are collected by CBET and distributed to the community. The home stay and guesthouses are in a rotation system so that all families get equal opportunity to earn money from tourism.

Contact

Get out


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