The south side faces the Gulf of Thailand. Kep is not a very bustling sea town but it’s filled with history, peacefulness and some spectacular scenery.

Kep is a beautiful place in Cambodia. You will be able to view nearly every shade of green and blue while you’re here, in the trees and the calm waters. There are tons of old villas dotted around and of course, beaches to go to for a spot of relaxation.

Kep National Park

Kep National Park is located in the interior of Kep Province in south-east Cambodia. It is known for beautiful hiking trails, especially the trail ‘Stairway to Heaven,’ located amidst lush mountains, with many points offering lovely views of Bokor mountains and Phu Quoc Island in Vietnam. If you want to enjoy spending time in nature, it is recommended to visit this national park while touring Kep town.

Kep Butterfly Farm

Kep Butterfly Farm is a private ecological garden located outside the provincial town of Kep in Cambodia. One of the latest additions to the list of Kep attractions for the tourists, the farm is home to hundreds of species of colourful butterflies thriving in a beautiful garden rich in the local flora. Close to Kep National Park, the farm is worth a short trip.

Koh Tonsay Rabbit Island

Koh Tonsay is one of the most well-known islands in Kep.

Kep is home to a lot of different islands. Koh Tonsay is one of these and is popular for its 250 m long beach. It is also called Rabbit Island, because it has the shape of a rabbit! While there isn’t a lot of pristine white sand on this beach, it does have a lot of shops, bungalows and other little shacks dotted around. It has an ancient, rustic feel to it and is different compared to the other islands of Kep.

Kep Beach
Kep Beach, a long crescent stretching at the tip of the Kep Peninsula opening to the Gulf of Thailand, is a popular tourist attraction in the town among the locals as well as international travelers. The vehicle-free promenade along the beach coupled with a few other neighbouring attractions make visiting Kep beach worth it.

Kep Beach was a very famous centre of attraction when the French colonized the town. Luxurious villas, expensive hotels and clubs lined up along the shore, making it a happening place. The beach region was deserted later on in the war years turning the area into a ghost town. In the 1980s, Kep Beach got revived again after powder-white sand was transported from other beaches. Now, it’s a popular attraction to enjoy and relax here tasting delicious crab cuisines in the nearby crab shacks. 

The beach area gets busy during the weekends and holidays. There is a statue of  Srey Saw, a statue depicting a nude fisherman’s wife awaiting her husband’s return at the east end of the promenade, which is a prominent landmark. The Crab Market is the centre where most of the crabs are procured and sold and is a significant attraction of Kep close to the beach. Also nearby is Kep National Park. 

You can drive along the road that originates from the town centre and circles around the beach. This loop is favourite among tourists who go driving renting motorbikes or bikes.

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