Kampot is an area where Lux Realty has an unrivalled presence as we see value in and around the riverside, mountains, coastline, and islands that are easily accessible. Real Estate in Kampot is an attractive opportunity.
For years Kampot has represented the ‘Lost Riviera’ of Cambodia’s historic southern coastline, situated just over one kilometre from the ocean. Kampot is a riverside retreat set amongst stunning mist-covered mountains, lush forestation, vegetation and numerous plantations and farms.
Foreign travellers have frequented this part of Cambodia for over a century. Back in the French colonial era, they cultivated the area to be the most prestigious coastal part of the country.
Kampot attracted the who’s who of high ranking officials and royalty from around the world, heads of state and celebrities like Jackie Kennedy came to see the splendour and take in the sights.
After wartime Kampot is quickly re-establishing itself as not only a vibrant tourist destination but a thriving residential, commercial and land investment haven for expats.
Unbeknown to many, Kampot is the largest city in Cambodia; however, it does not give you that impression.
The area and locals are extremely laid back, giving the feel more of a riverside town than a city. The mix of the colonial era, traditional landmarks and old-world architecture now blend with the modern age.
As in cities around the world, the riverside is the heartbeat of Kampot for both expats and locals, soaking up the charm and ambience. The city centre itself is easier to navigate than Phnom Penh, for example, with wider roads and less traffic. Many prefer to move around the city by bicycle as many amenities are located near the river.
Kampot represents some of the best the country has to offer for tourists and expats alike. People live life at their own pace here with mother nature surrounding them.
It is unusual for any town or city that has been upgraded with commercial and residential developments to hold its well-founded charm, making this a perfect place to live, work or retire.
As you would expect, English is widely spoken, having replaced French in the past two decades since Cambodia has opened up and re-established itself as a premier holiday destination. The area’s youth see hospitality and tourism as a way to a career.
The area is a viable option for businesses as offices for rent in Kampot come at reasonable prices. You will find international banks, microfinance institutions and ATM’s on almost every street corner. Kampot is a microcosm of the countries construction boom.
People looking to buy a house in Kampot or set up a business here will have no problem establishing themselves quickly, and prices here are attractive given the surroundings.
Healthcare standards have risen sharply in the last decade, with an abundance of independent health clinics run by both expat and Cambodian doctors.
Kampot has one of the best year-round climates, a massive appeal for expats looking to buy or rent here and especially for property investment.
Even in the hottest period of the year, between January and April, the Prek Kampong Bay and Prek Tuek Chhu rivers provide a cooling breeze for those lazy days.
Apart from relaxing on the river, Kampot offers all kinds of sightseeing and outdoor recreational activities.
Within a 30-minute drive, you will find yourself in the Damrei mountains, home to the Preah Monivong Bokor National Park.
The mountains themselves are over 1,000 meters above sea level. If you are looking for incredible views, then this is the place. But it’s not just the view of the coastline; the park has a unique ecosystem.
After Phnom Penh and Siem Reap, Kampot is the most popular city for expats to buy property and seek land investment or commercial business.
To generalise, we see the city now home to retirees, seasonal tourists, entrepreneurs and business people flocking here to take advantage of Kampot’s growth.
The bar and restaurant scene is vibrant, with many quality establishments found near the riverside.
French, Italian, American, Spanish and British bars and restaurants are plentiful. Of course, being close to the river, there is never a shortage of Cambodia outlets or street vendors selling a superb range of fresh river fish and seafood.
For people looking to buy an apartment or house in Kampot and stay all year round, you are spoiled for choice regarding shopping. Kampot is littered with small minimarts offering various Western goods and new malls under construction.
For those who prefer to immerse themselves in local culture and cuisine, a trip to Kampot’s traditional markets is a must, such as Psah Samaki (Kampot Market) that caters a wide range of goods and foods.
The area is a haven for people with a thirst for outdoor activities.
Charter boats are available from romantic dining evenings to fishing excursions day and night, not only up and down the river but to nearby islands in coastal waters.
For the younger, energetic generation, anything from kiteboarding, kayaking, paddle boarding and climbing are available.
Kampot is an area where Lux has an unrivalled presence as we see value in and around the riverside, mountains, coastline, and islands that are easily accessible.
New malls, shops, condos, apartments, houses and villas are now on the market. Resorts just outside Kampot with attractive price-point opportunities we have on our books.
The residential market has seen a boost, with many expat residents making Kampot their home. All amenities, including supermarkets stocking foreign goods and international schools, are plentiful.
Kampot represents opportunities on different levels, so we aim to get to know you first as our services are bespoke.
We have many new listings from houses and villas for rent and sale in Kampot to shopping malls and new ventures that will be of interest.
Once we can understand your needs and demographics, our Kampot team will give you plenty of options to consider.
Foreigners can buy and invest in property and land in Cambodia.
There are four classifications of ownership in the Kingdom.
Hard Title – Soft Title – LMAP (Land Management and Administration Project) Title and Strata Title. Lux have an innovative Land Investment Service that is unique to Cambodia. If you are a foreign investor, you need to fully understand the legalities and benefits of the different ownership options. So be sure to speak to your Lux expert to get fully informed.
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