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The Beach Break of Kep
Kep is a tiny coastal province in southern Cambodia, known for its seafood and tropical islands. The relaxed provincial capital of Kep, or Krong Kaeb, has wide streets with crumbling villas that recall its former glory as a French colonial resort town. Kep Beach has calm waters and a promenade with statues, while vendors line the waterfront at the nearby crab market.
The city was founded in 1908 during French colonial rule and was originally named Kep sur mer. Many of the French style villas are overgrown and run-down, but Kep is slowly being redeveloped and tourism is reemerging. The colonial influence is noticeable in the city’s Provencal-style architecture and French cuisine. Kep is also famous by its Koh Tonsay (Rabbit island), is located 4.6 km south of Kep and can be reached by boat from Kep port. Tourists are drawn to the beautiful white sand beach overlooking the sea. The sea here is shallow and the sea bottom has a long gradual slope, making Koh Thonsay excellent for swimming. At the sea bottom are a variety of corals, sea animals and plants which attract researchers and ecologists.
Most popular sites & Activities in Kep
› Rabbit Island (Koh Thonsay): taking 45mins by local boat to the well-known island in Kep, Rabbis Island is a pleasant sandy beach for relaxing, swimming and sunbathing. You may like to have a short trekking to the other side of the island where you see local people raise the seaweed. The fresh yummy seafood is a must when you’re on the island.
› Crab Market: Locates along the Kep shore and admired by interesting trading seafood activities, Crab market has become one of the popular places in Kep.
› Kep National Park: Biking or trekking are available on Kep National Park, discover the untouched lush jungle, may come across wildlife during hearing some songs of birds. Enjoy the breathtaking and take photos of picturesque landscapes from the mountain.
› Kep Beach: Nice, clean seaside, an enjoyable coast for swimming, sunbathing and get fresh beautiful sea view during the sunset time.
Nearby Attractive Place
› Kampot: not far away from Kep town, Kampot has much to be explored, including salt fields, durian & the famous Kampot pepper plantations, admired by spectacular nature, mangroves, caves and mountainous landscape. Kayaking & biking activities are the best options to discover the surroundings.
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