Founded as a colonial retreat by the French elite Kep was the Cambodian seaside resort until the 1960s. Today most of the luxury villas are still in ruins and a reminder of Cambodia’s years of civil war but Kep is rising from its ashes. It attracts with small beaches, beautiful nearby islands, jungle covered mountains, nearby national parks, nice boutique accommodation and excellent fresh seafood.
(Buddhist monks at Kep Beach)
Kep Beach is a kilometer long average beach with coarse sand which can be quite busy during the weekends or publich holidays. The Oceanfront Road runs along the back of the beach. It is a nice place to enjoy a oceanfront seafood picnic. You will find several seafood vendors and dining platforms along the Ocean Front Road and near the Big Crab Statue.
Islands near Kep
Koh Tonsay or the Rabbit Island is a small Tropical Island only a 30 minutes boat ride from the boat pier in Kep.
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