Down Among The Mangroves

By Stephen | May 5, 2014

13,578 km so far.

Koh Kong has a massive mangrove forest protecting it from the sea, and today we got up early to go see it. As usual, a few kilometres out of the tourist section of town, the sights got far more interesting.

You can take a boat trip through the mangrove, but we decided we should ride our bikes there and wander the boardwalk under our own steam, rather than contributing to the pollution in the water by hopping in a boat.

Peam Krasop Mangrove Forest is Asia’s largest remaining mangrove forest, and covers a vast area on the edge of Koh Kong.

Peam Krasop Wildlife Sanctuary, Koh Kong.

Peam Krasop Wildlife Sanctuary, Koh Kong.

The tide was out when we were there, so the mangroves were a bit stinky, and some of their charm was missing.

Even so, I really enjoyed wandering through their amazing root structures, seeing the crabs scuttle along the mud.

We also got a clear view of all the garbage the mangroves filter from the sea, helping to keep the waters and land clean.

Lovely channel amongst the mangroves, Peam Krasop Mangrove Forest.

Lovely channel amongst the mangroves, Peam Krasop Mangrove Forest.

  

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