Next to the Kampot River is a stunningly beautiful place called “Les Manguiers” (The Mango Trees). Built by a charming Frenchman and his family it consists of an array of delightful little wooden cottages on stilts and is designed to represent a traditional Cambodian village. A wonderful retreat which has none of the slickness of a commercial “resort” but all of the charm that nature can bestow with spectacular views to the mountains across the unspoilt river.
One night we travelled in a traditional craft up the river in complete darkness until we reached a spot where all the trees were suddenly aglow with hundreds of fireflys and we sat, transfixed, as out dexterous guide dashed into the undergrowth to return with a water bottle filled with these glowing wonders.
A truly magical experience.