Phnom, which translates to mountain in the Cambodian language, Kirrirom is barely high enough in most peoples books to be classified as a mountain at only 600 metres. But nestled in the middle of a national park with a fascinating history and very pleasant climate, is well worth checking out. For the most part has escaped the rampant logging in the area so is home to a variety of wildlife, particularly birds in abundance. Also a good place for trekking. And like Bokor mountain hidden in the trees you find a ghost town of deserted villas that was once a thriving hill station before the Khmer Rouge over ran it and turned it into a strong hold.
Points Onward & Riding Conditions
Around Kirrirom: (Intermediate/expert)
Fantastic dirt trails in all directions, if you know where to find them.
There’s the easy way, Route 6, but that’s of no interest to us. There are plenty of difficult and rewarding routes, including some outstanding boat trips.
Koh Kong: (Expert, and some)
Steady on there mate … difficult, complicated routes, no roads, no petrol, no help, camping in the bush — just the ticket.
Phnom Penh: (Novice/intermediate)
Again, there’s the easy route, the main route. Or our route, much more fun.