It was my last day in Cambodia, and my last chance to explore the countryside around Kep. Since Kep is so close to Kampot, it’s really the same countryside. But I would visit different places today.

I rode to Phnom Sorrsir, or White Elephant Cave. Once again I turned the guide down. I wasn’t too excited about another cave, so I figured I would just walk around the temple complex. There were some decent views from the hill. I eventually found the cave, so I went in. The trail was clear and it was not dark, so a guide is not really necessary.

Next I rode to Phnom Salei, with its 326 steps up a lone hill among the rice fields. The climb made me sweaty, and the view from the top was obscured by trees.

I rode to nearby Kampot Trach town to get some lunch. Then I went to look for a nearby beach. But that’s the next installment…

The road to the cave.
The road to the cave.
In the fields of Cambodia.
In the fields of Cambodia.
A shine in White Elephant Cave.
A shine in White Elephant Cave.
Novice monks coming down the stairs.
Novice monks coming down the stairs.
Cambodian temples have an interesting dilapidated look.
Cambodian temples have an interesting dilapidated look.
A mountain looms in the distance.
A mountain looms in the distance.
Fruit lady.
Fruit lady.
Terry
I'm Terry, former cubicle-dweller, and now traveler, photographer, writer, and entrepreneur. I quit my job in 2014 to travel to US national parks, then to South East Asia. I write about independent, flexible, long-term, budget travel. Sign up to my newsletter to get the latest news on what I'm up to. I hope you join me on my trek around the world.

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