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Thmor Sor: Fresh air, delicious seafood

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Visitors board a boat and prepare to go fishing in Koh Kong province’s Tmor Sor last week. chhorn norn

Thmor Sor: Fresh air, delicious seafood

A small beach hidden at the heart of a forest and plantation, located in Koh Kong province’s Botum Sakor district, Thmor Sor has become an attractive tourist destination for people who like eco-tourism and delicious seafood, which arrives fresh from fishing boats.

An added bonus – people waiting for the boats to come back to shore do not have to worry about chemicals.

The Thmor Sor coast or simply Thmor Sor has become a destination for tourist from far away, especially those who are sick and tired of the cramped atmosphere of Phnom Penh and other urban areas.

They come here to relax in the shade of coconut trees and breathe fresh ocean air, which, like a natural medicine, heals them from stress.

“I feel really fresh when I came to visit here. All tired feelings of stress from work went away, replaced by a feeling of peace and freshness,” said Heng Tiang Muy, a tourist from Phnom Penh.

“On top of that, this place offers fresh seafood that just arrives by fisherman’s fishing boats. The food tastes very delicious and not to worry about chemical.”

Travelling as a team of 10 people, they rented a car to visit Thmor Sor and stayed there for three days and two nights over the weekend.

Muy, who is in her 30s, was very pleased with the environment and views here. Besides relaxing in the fresh air of Thmor Sor, they also casted nets and fished contentedly.

Pha Somrith, a professional photographer said: “I have been to Thmor Sor three times already. I always miss the place. I love coming here beside eating fresh seafood such as crab, shrimp, lobster and fish.

“I also can cast my own fishing nets, plant fishing traps, and go fishing in the area. The freshly caught fish was delicious. I really like it.”

Tourists who have travelled to Thmor Sor can rent fishing boats to sail along the coast and visit some beautiful islands – and they can enjoy some fishing on the boat too.

Plenty of seafood

Due to the naturally favourable conditions, along with careful preservation and maintenance from the nearby land owners, Thmor Sor has remained one of Cambodia’s most beautiful coastal areas.

The beach is approximately 200m long, and with its soft sands, warm water and beautiful green coconuts plantations, Thmor Sor has become one of the most attractive beach destinations for national and international tourists alike.

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Customers shop for fresh seafood in Koh Kong’s Tmor Sor last week. Chhorn norn

The residents of Botum Sakor and the nearby coastal areas can take a trip by boat to visit Thmor Sor beach.

Miech Sophon, who has lived in the Thmor Sor area for more than 30 years said: “Even though now the sea resources are not as rich as before, there is still plenty of seafood.

“You will need to go out in a boat. You will catch many things. The seafood that fishermen catch here is very fresh, because we live and work in a natural way, so those who live here eat much healthier than city-dwellers. “

When driving on National Road 48 towards Koh Kong province, travellers should turn left on the intersection in Andougtek commune, and go onto a red dirt road for about 44km before reaching Thmor Sor village.

Along the way, they may encounter some difficulties because there are no road signs to give directions.

However, lost tourists can enjoy plenty of beautiful sights, including plantations ranging from durian, cashew nuts, and rambutan.

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