Kep Province

Kep is a coastal province in southern Cambodia, known for its seafood and tropical islands. The relaxed provincial capital of Kep, or KrongKaeb, 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 large statues, while vendors line the waterfront at the nearby crab market.


Palm-lined KohTonsáy (Rabbit Island), the main island in a small archipelago with coral reefs and white sandy beaches, is a short boat ride away from Kep town. On a peninsula extending out into the Gulf of Thailand, the lush jungle of Kep National Park offers hiking and biking trails, with views stretching to the Elephant Mountains and Vietnam's PhúQuốcisland. Though less well-known for its pepper than the neighboring province of Kampot, Kep has several pepper farms accessible by tuk-tuk on a dirt road.