Not that long ago, getting from Phnom Penh to Kampot by bus was a big struggle. Buses used to detour to stop in Kep on the way to Kampot, making the trip around five hours long. Now, there are many direct minibuses from Phnom Penh to Kampot which make the trip in around three hours, and taxis can be even faster than that.

The Cambodian capital of Phnom Penh is known for both its lovely architecture, both from French colonial…