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- Phnom Sar Sear -


The road from Kampot to Kep is paved, smooth and picturesque. It’s a 25km, 30-45 minute trip from Kampot though the scenic Cambodian countryside. Motodups from Kampot start at about $3-$4 one way and $8-$10 round trip. Tuk-tuks will cost you about $8-$15 for a round trip. That’s depending how long you spend in Kep and the number of passengers.

Phnom Sar Sear, Kep City is a fabulous natural and cultural resort situated at a distance of 14 km. from the provincial town of Kampot.
This mountain is called Phnom Sar Sear because, according to Khmer legend, when Prince Sakor Reach led the troops to this place, he got off his horse and moved furtively 2 ahead of his pursuers along the mountainside, where at that time there was an island to which he led.
Thus, the mountain was called Phnom Sar Sear is one of the major Tourist Attractions in Kep City which you must not miss during your Kep City Tours.

Phnom Sar Sear is composed of three small mountains about 1,5 square kilometers. It is about 40 meters high.
The site feature two natural caves–Phnom Dorei Sar and Phnom Ach Prochiev–which tourists can explore. In Phnom Domrei Sar cave, there is a beautiful mountain well called Viel Sre Muoy Roy. In the past, this site was also popular with filmmakers.

At the foot of the mountain are a number of small of small halls where clergymen and nuns meditate. Along the way to the mountaintop, there is a Buddhist pagoda where monks live.
On the mountain sites a colorful, finely sculpted stupa built in 1964 by Prince Rasmei Sophoan. A place of worship, it also house a Buddha relic.

Phnom Sar Sear is an idyllic destination for leisure travellers who are in quest of solitude amidst the beauty of nature.

On the mountaintop of Phnom Sar Sear you will find a colourful stupa which is a fine example of artisticexcellence.
The Stupa is a holy worshipping place where, it is believed, the three sacred objects of Buddhist and the cremated ash of Buddha are kept. There are meandering stairs, pagodas with monks and cottages for nuns and common people set across the area from the mountain foot to the top.
On the mountaintop, you will experience a scenery of rice fields, forest, local villages, island and the vast sea. The mountain is also a worshipping place for people who come here for praying.

The fresh air and beautiful natural scenery make Phnom Penh Sar Sear popular with tourists throughout the year. From the mountain top, visitors have an excellent view of the rice paddies, the islands and the sea below, as well as the distant mountains. Buddhists go there to prey for good fortune.