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The interior of Kep peninsula is occupied by Kep National Park, where an 8km circuit, navigable by foot and mountain bike, winds through thick forest passing by wats and viewpoints. Quirky yellow signs point the way and show trailheads to off-shooting walking paths that lead into the park's interior. The 'Stairway to Heaven' trail is particularly worthwhile, leading up the hill to a pagoda, a nunnery and the Sunset Rock viewpoint.

The main park entrance is behind Veranda Natural Resort.

Fuel up or chill out after your hike at Led Zep Cafe, which is on the trail 300m into the walk from the main entrance. The owner, Christian, was the driving force in creating, mapping and signposting the trails and continues to look after the park environment.