Photos of the the lotus pond in Kampot. Click on any of the thumbnails to see the full size image.
Among gourmets, Kampot pepper is becoming increasingly prized for its strong yet delicate aroma and taste. As with fine wine, it's all about the climate and soil. Modern mass cultivation began in the 1870s, when the Sultan of Aceh burned his Indonesian plantations to keep them out of Dutch hands and moved production to Kampot. So, the people around these parts have generations of experience in raising pepper.
Any of the tour operators around Kampot (or Kep) can arrange a trip to a pepper plantation, where of course you can buy pepper in bulk at really good prices. You will also find Kampot pepper in the town's market, in several shops and restaurant, or you can visit the FarmLink office in town. FarmLink sells Kampot pepper to the world with full traceability.