Lesser known attraction compared to the region’s famous islands, the historic trading post was an important commercial hub for islanders, mainlanders, as well as Chinese merchants arriving from the sea. Many of the historic buildings have survived such as The Residence Kampot from French Colonial era; others have been converted to shops and restaurants retaining the village’s original charm. The level of preservation of historical buildings combined with flourishing street arts gave the village the moniker “Chiang Khan of the East”.