Looking out from a viewpoint at Kep National Park, Cambodia.

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Kep National Park

Top choice in Kep

The interior of Kep peninsula is occupied by Kep National Park, where an 8km circuit, navigable by foot, mountain bike, or motorbike, begins behind Veranda Natural Resort. Led Zep Cafe is responsible for the quirky yellow signs that point the way to various viewpoints, sights and trailheads. The cafe, if it's open, sells a park map for 1000r. The 'Stairway to Heaven' trail is particularly worthwhile, leading up the hill to a pagoda, a nunnery and the Sunset Rock viewpoint.

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Nearby Kep attractions

1. Kep Beach

0.53 MILES

This is Kep's only proper beach, although it wasn't always that way. In the prewar period, powder-white sand was trucked in from other beaches. This…

3. Wat Samot Raingsey

0.66 MILES

This very modest Buddhist temple sits at the beginning of a trailhead into Kep National Park that leads past some small pagodas, a nunnery and onto the…

4. Giant Crab Statue

0.78 MILES

This oversized statue of a crab, sitting just offshore, proudly shows off what Kep is most famed for.

5. Kep Butterfly Garden

0.79 MILES

This small and beautifully kept flower-filled garden is home to myriad butterflies. You can cycle or motorbike here – drive about 300m past the Rabbit…

6. Coconut Beach

1.05 MILES

This 'beach' has dining platforms and food shacks, but not really any sand as such. It begins a few hundred metres southeast of Kep Beach, just past the…

7. Wat Samathi

1.27 MILES

Sitting atop a hill overlooking Kep, this tranquil wat has gorgeous views over the coast. You can take the off-shooting 'Samathi Path' from the main Kep…

8. Koh Tonsay

4.21 MILES

If you like the rustic beachcomber lifestyle, Koh Tonsay's 250m-long main beach is for you. This is a place to while away hours or days doing little but…