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Chi Phat

Practical information on Chi Phat

  • Encounters with locals
  • Hiking / Trekking
  • Park and garden
  • River
  • Sustainable Tourism
5 / 5 - One review
How to get there
One hour from Koh Kong by bus
When to go
From November to May
Minimum stay
3 to 5 days

Reviews of Chi Phat

Bettina Zourli Seasoned Traveller
45 written opinions

Chi Phat is a local community that has decided to adapt its village in order to make it accessible to tourists. It's the ideal destination to visit if you want to discover new things and meet lots of new people on your travels.

My suggestion:
Spend a few days staying in accommodation sharing with the owner and go on excursions with the locals to enjoy the unusual activities available.
My review

Chi Phat was one of the places I really enjoyed visiting the most on my trip to Cambodia. Though I only spent two days there myself, I recommend staying at least five or six days to really get the most out of visiting this village. Chi Phat is a CBET (Community Based Eco-tourism) centre: in other words, it's a Khmer village specially adapted to accommodate responsible tourism. 

A result of this is that there are various guest houses or other forms of accommodation where you share with the owner, and there are also some unusual activities to do, such as trekking, cycle trips and kayaking, and even some highly unusual ones – which I think are really worthwhile – such as volunteering to help families, going on hunting patrols at night, gardening, cleaning up, etc.  

A visit to Chi Phat offers a genuine experience of life with the local people, making it ideal for those who like to experience something different. I really did feel as if I was discovering Cambodia from the inside during my time here. 

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