Phnom Chhngok Temple Cave
Beyond the rice paddles of Wat Ang Sdok lies the Phnom Chhngok Temple Cave, which is famous for its unique limestone formations and for being home to a hundred year-old Shrine of Shiva.
The road to Phnom Chhngok is mostly rural and a far cry from the busy streets of Kampot: trees dominate the roads, abundant greenery fills the countryside, and limestone caves seem to be everywhere. Through the cave’s protective structure, tourists can still see the features of the temple: stalactite elephants that welcome tourists, and the impressive brickwork of Shiva’s shrine. From the temple, a 203-step staircase leads to a hill that offers visitors a stunning, magical view of the sunset.
Phnom Chhngok Temple Cave is located at Kampot, Cambodia, abou 8 kilometres just off the road to Kep.
Opening Days and Hours
The cave temple is open from 7:00 to 18:00.
Entry Fee and Bookings
An entrance fee of USD 1 is charged to tourists. Additional USD 2 will be charged if you opted for a local guide.
How to Get There
- Fly to Phnom Penh via AirAsia or Thai Airlines.
- From Phnom Penh proper, board a bus, taxi, or mini bus to Kampot.
- From Kampot’s center, hire a tuktuk or a motorcycle to Phnom Chhngok Temple Cave.
Time to Spend
You can explore the entire temple and its surrounding sights in the span of 2 hours.
Popularity and Best Time to Go
Avoid the busy crowd and experience the temple’s serenity by going there as early as 08:00 in the morning.
After touring Phnom Chhngok, visitors can enjoy great meals at restaurants at Kampot like the Simple Things restaurant, Aroma House, Ellie’s and Baraca Restaurant.
- Kep and Kampot Salt Fields
- Rabbit Island
- Kep Crab Market
Hotels and inns are widely available at Kampot. Tourists can choose from The Columns, The Raingsey Bungalow, Two Moons Hotel, Mea Culpa Kampot which offer accommodations at rates ranging from USD 40 to USD 120.