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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)  project that helps locals benefit from tourism instead of hunting animals in the Cardamom Mountains.
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:
Remember to ask your bus driver to drop you off at Andong Teuk village!
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.
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.