09 May 2019
If paddleboarding through nipa palm forests, bathing in Teuk Chhou rapids, waterfalls and zip lining aren’t enough excitement and nature for you when visiting Kampot town, then Daung Te resort may just provide you with that adrenaline fix you crave.
Daung Te resort sits among many other restaurants along Kampot river – about 7km upstream from Kampot bridge – and offers sports activities ranging from kayaking, fishing boat trips, slides, rope swinging and the exhilarating Russian swing that is only for the bravest visitors.
“We opened in December 2017. We have swing, a Russian swing, new floating inflatables and we are installing the second of three slides. This May, we will also add one more twisting slide bought from China,” says the resort’s owner Ly Ratana, standing by a bending coconut tree, after which the resort is named.
“It’s a compact space but I try to manage it well. We hired an architect to draft our plan so it is not messy with many materials and devices.”
Over 20 visitors per day
At only $3 a ticket for entry and use of the equipment, Daung Te regularly welcomes over 20 visitors per day, most of whom stay to have lunch at the resort’s riverside beach and hut-like bar.
“Mostly we receive visitors on holiday and weekend breaks. Sometimes as many as 200 people flock to Daung Te all around the campus, at our beach and bar,” Ratana says.
The resort serves seafood dishes from $10 per dish with the restaurant able to hold 100 people. A bar elevated above the ground holds 50 people, while the tables on the beach can sit 50 people.