It is a place with long and important history. It used to be open to anyone to go and see it. It was like this for past 20 years and especially last 6 years (since the road was redone) or so it's been pretty much #1 sight in Kampot for locals and tourists. Now it's private high end expensive resort targeted to wealthy locals and chinese and you can only go to there stay in hotel. You think most locals afford to stay there? Same thing like some beaches in Sihanoukville. You think locals can go for example to Sokha Beach or some part of the Indepence beach (even though law say beach is public property).What do you mean by this statement? Please explain!