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“The place to swim on a hot day!”
Review of Teuk Chhou Rapids

Teuk Chhou Rapids
Ranked #28 of 51 things to do in Kampot
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Reviewed 28 February 2018

This is the place to be on a hot day. The water at the rapids moves fast, it´s fresh and crispy and loads of fun! You can rent a hammock shelter by the rapids for small money, there´s food/drink and fruit stalls, aaaaand you can rent tubes to slope down the river. Go early and spend the day there with locals. If you are a female, remember to take a t-shirt and shorts for swimming, this is a local place.

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Reviewed 25 November 2017 via mobile

Just a river with rocks in it. Splish. Splash. Splush. Nothing spectacular unless you enjoy watching locals trying to swim, etc. Lots of dogs around and it will cost $2 to enter the area. I can make more interesting rapids in the shower. Only $1 if anyone wants to see.

3  Thank Disardo
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Reviewed 11 November 2017

The place claims to be a "natural" attraction but there remains very little natural about it. The Chinese operators, enemies of nature, of the hydro power infrastructure have stripped the high banks of the mountains up from the water and planted some sort of trees ... the natural forest looks much nicer. Also, at the two check points selling tickets into the place, the operators are very likely to offer a discounted entry price. Foreigners are 2 dollars, and you will get a ticket. If they offer you a 5,000 riel discounted entry fee, and no ticket, the money goes into their pockets and not into the system which one would assume is paying for cleaning and upgrades etc etc. I have nothing against people making a living, but do have a problem with being charged extra for being a foreigner and seeing that money simply go into someone's picket.

1  Thank Tola1901
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Reviewed 8 September 2017

Visitors seeking to view or visit ancient relics, historical sites or something remotely cultural should stay away, as you will find nothing of that sort here.

However, what this place offers is a nice lazy afternoon chilling in a hammock in open wooden huts built on stilts along the riverbanks.

Of all the water / lake / river places i have been to (plenty of those in Cambodia) this is probably one of the better ones that i have been to. Nice surroundings,

While the rapids aren't really fast flowing, it is still clean and clear enough to take a swim. And the water temperature was super cool and inviting, which made even the "i-didnt-bring-any-shorts" person jump in with their jeans.

20 minutes of mucking about later, a loud siren filled the air - and everyone had to leave the water. Turns out that the dam further upstream was about to open their gates to release water. and within 20 minutes, the water level rose to twice its height with the water flowing significantly faster.

We dried ourselves, ate lunch and left 1 hour later with smiles on our faces.

1  Thank Izwar Z
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Reviewed 18 May 2017

it was really fun watching the children sitting in the pools a meal and drinks on our picnic platform truly local color !!!!!!!

1  Thank Ghislain F
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