Kep Tourist Attractions

Kep is a small beach town in the Kampot provice. Unlike the heavy partying style of Sihanoukville, Kep is the place for you to relax and unwind on the beach. It is a calm & peaceful place for quiet relaxation.

rabbit island near kep

Rabbit Island - Koh Tonsay

Rabbit island is said to have the nices beaches in the Kep are. An undeveloped little tropical island, Koh Tonsay is the ideal getaway for those who want to feel very far away from civilization. Nowadays 7 families live in the island, mainly of fishing and growing coconut trees. The island is a popular day trip for tourists from Kep, but it is possible to stay over nigh, although accommodation is very basic (bamboo huts with matresses and mosquito nets). In the main beach of the island (250 meters of tree lined beach) it is possible to eat very fresh sea food from the little shacks run by locals.

kep crab shacks

Crab Shacks

Kep is renowned for its mouth watering seafood, and if you come here you cannot leave without trying the crab shacks that line up opposite Kep beach. If you sit in one of the picnic platforms that are laid in a row the seafood vendors will present you with crabs that are kept alive, fresh prawns, squid and a wide variety of fish to choose from. This is definitely one of the best places in Cambodia's sun, sea and sand circuit to eat fresh seafood and the view over the sea is difficult to beat!

boating in kep

Fishing, Sailing, and Boating

Kep is an excellent spot for the fishing enthusiasts. It is possible to rent boats for a day fishing trip or two -three day island hopping cuises.

  • Knai Bang Chatt Hotel has a sailing club with rentable Hobie cats and kayaks, as well as a speedboat for hire.

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    French Colonial Villas

    Kep used to be the favourite holiday destination for the French and rich Cambodians during the colonial period. The elite of the time built luxurious and exclusive villas along the waterfront. Unfortunatelly, like many other buildings in the country, these colonial villas did not escape the overall destruction caused by the Khmer Rouge, and nowadays they stand ruinous as scars of this obscure period, some of them a mere blackened shell of the once imposing structures.

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    Kep Hill

    Kep Hill overshadows the town of Kep and provides stunning views of the coastline and opportunities to birdwatch. You may even get a glimpse of one of the many horbills in the area. A viewpoint on the north-western side of the hill looks towards Kampot, while further around the circuit is a second viewpoint faces east towards Angkoul Beach.

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