Phnom Baoh Dambang We've known about this old coal mine mountain not far from Kampot for years but never had a chance to check it out. You can see it from the road on the way to Kampot from Phnom Penh and it looks like a fortress on top of a mountain. There is also an old French-era railway bed that spits off the Phnom Penh-Sihanoukville line and ends at the mountain so 50 years ago this would have been a buzz of excitement. Finally, Tim and Steve had the chance to ride our bikes out to this mysterious hill and check it out. Most of the area is in ruins but there is a creepy stairway up the mountain and a bunch of abandoned shafts and caves. The views from the top of the mountain are also spectacular.

The Highest Summit

Phnom Aoral (Kampong Speu)

Foreigners in Cambodia generally come from places where we care about our highest peaks. Some of us even do whatever it takes to summit these. For some reason, no one ever asks about Cambodia's highest mountain. It may come as a surprise that Cambodia has a 1813m mountain (6000ft in American) and it's not even that far from Phnom Penh (on a map).

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