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Kep was Cambodia’s first seaside resort, founded by the French in 1908 when they imported sand to create the beach.

The crab markets on the southern coast are not to be missed, KepToday it has an abandoned feel, but is rich in atmosphere and draws crowds of Khmers at the weekend. Nearby islands such as Koh Tonsay are popular for day trips and delicious local crab is a popular lunchtime treat.

Accommodation in Kep

The Veranda Natural Resort is nestled into the hillside and has great views of the sunset over the Bokor Mountain. Alternatively, Knai Bang Chatt is a wonderfully indulgent place to stay and an architectural gem that you truly would not expect to find in remote Cambodia.

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Suggested itineraries featuring Kep

Our itineraries will give you suggestions for what is possible when you travel in Kep, and they showcase routes we know work particularly well. Treat them as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely by one of our specialists.

Map of Kep

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    Places near Kep

    Accommodation choices for Kep

    We’ve selected a range of accommodation options for when you visit Kep. Our choices usually come recommended for their character, facilities and service or location. Our specialists always aim to suggest properties that match your preferences.

    Ideas for experiencing Kep

    Our specialists seek out authentic ways to get to know the places that could feature in your trip. These activities reflect some of the experiences they've most enjoyed while visiting Kep, and which use the best local guides.

    • Cave Pagodas
      View from Knai Bang Chatt, Kep

      Cave Pagodas

      Cave Pagodas

      Heading out from Kep, journey into the surrounding countryside. We stop first at Phnom Chhnork, a large cave that contains a 7th century brick temple in remarkable condition. We then stop at the cave complex of Phnom Sorsia, a holy mountain peppered with shrines and grottoes.

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