Koh Kong’s New Airport
International tourists wil soon be able to fly to Koh Kong, home to some of Cambodia’s most remarkable natural landscapes and habitats.
Koh Kong, located at the southwestern tip of the country at the Gulf of Thailand, is about four hours driving time from Sihanoukville and about six hours from Phnom Penh. The island is close to Thailand, and tourists have access to the border of Thailand via a newly constructed 1,900-metre-long bridge, reputed to be the longest in Cambodia.
Koh Kong has huge potential to become another beautiful beach destination in Cambodia. The province is going to welcome local and international tourists starting from next year with its new airport, due to be completed by October. Test runs will be launched at the end of the year. The airport is reported to be able to service long-haul aircrafts such as Boeing-777 and Airbus A340 and is spread over a sprawling plot of land measuring up to 4.5 hectares in the Botum Sakor District. The construction is part of a multi-billion-dollar Chinese development plan of Dara Sakor Resort.