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Top Choice Market in Kep

Crab Market

Eating at the crab market – a row of wooden waterfront restaurants by a wet fish market – is a quintessential Kep experience. Fresh crabs fried with Kampot pepper are a taste sensation. Crabs are kept alive in pens …
Top Choice National Park in Kep

Kep National Park

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…
Top Choice Cocktail Bar in Kep

Sailing Club

With a small beach, a breezy wooden bar and a wooden jetty poking out into the sea, this is one of Cambodia’s top sundowner spots. The Asian-fusion food is excellent and you can get your crab fix here too. There's n…
International in Kep

Strand

The best breakfast in town is at the hotel Knai Bang Chatt, with an array of Khmer and Western morning favourites, fresh salad, pastries, à la carte eggs and more. The restaurant can also arrange a special menu for …
Deli in Kep

Deli's Kep

This new gourmet food store in Kep is earning high praise for its coppa, lomo, saucisson and other imported meats, along with top-notch pepper (100g for US$5 to US$8), coffee and craft booze. Grab a sandwich on the …
Island in Kep

Koh Tonsay

If you like the rustic beachcomber lifestyle, Koh Tonsay's 250m-long main beach is for you, but come now as the island is tagged for development. The beach is one of the nicest of any of the Kep-area islands, but do…
Buddhist Temple in Kep

Wat Kiri Sela

This Buddhist temple sits at the foot of Phnom Kompong Trach, a dramatic karst formation riddled with more than 100 caverns and passageways. From the wat, an underground passage leads to a fishbowl-like formation, s…
Beach in Kep

Kep Beach

This handkerchief-sized strip of sand is Kep's only proper beach. In the prewar period, powder-white sand was trucked in from other beaches and this practice began again in 2013, ensuring the beach is now in better …
Farm in Kep

Sothy's Pepper Farm

One of the friendliest pepper farms to visit, Sothy's has a shop and offers short tours that explain the history and process behind the Kampot pepper industry. It's about 17km northeast of central Kep. There's also …
Fusion in Kep

Kep Sur Mer

Kep Sur Mer (more widely known as the Democrat) is part of a wave of slightly more upscale eateries that are gradually moving in on the crab-market scene. The crab cakes and crab amok (a baked seafood dish) are winn…