Kep- the Gem of Cambodia is one of the most beautiful coastal cities in Cambodia in the early years of the twentieth century and nowadays, Kep still attracts many tourists from domestic and international.
Kep is a coastal area in Cambodia and comprises a small town with the same name as the capital of Kep Province. It has two districts that are a few kilometers from the border of Vietnam. Kep City is located in the Southwest of Phnom Penh. The city is accessible by the National Road No 3 from Phnom Penh via Kampot province (173 km) or by the National Road No 2 from Phnom Penh via Takeo province. Used to be one of the most beautiful seaside cities in Cambodia in the early years of the twentieth century and despite the devastation of war and natural disaster, the small town of Kampot is still a great destination in Cambodia. Read more: tours in Cambodia
Kep City was built in 1908 during the French colonial period and then became the seaside resorts since the 1960s. The name “ Kep” is explained “Le Cap” – meaning the headland protruding to the sea.
The road around the beach in Kep is about 5 – 6km. On one side is the sea and other side is green mountain. The Kep beach has gentle slopes, gentle waves and blue water. There are many resorts and accommodation behind beautiful beach. The scene in here is peaceful and amazing. Beach is often crowded on weekends and quite a few guests on weekdays.
In the way to the beach, visitors do not fail to pay attention to the statue of a young woman sitting and anxiously looking out to sea. According to the legend: Srey Sor’s husband went fishing and some days later, did not see her husband came home, she waited anxiously coast and died in a sitting position. People have built this statue to remember the faithful wife. Read more: Cambodia travel
In addition, there is a statue of the giant crab in the park. Like many other places on earth, Cambodians built many statues of fruit and a few other animals close to the locals, the giant crab statue is an interesting image in the eyes of foreign guests.
Taking a boat to the nearby islands is also a breathtaking experience. Another itinerary, which must not be missed, is an excursion to the serene waterfalls of ‘Tuk Chhou” situated about 10 km from Kampot. Teuk Chhou Rapids is one of the most peaceful, pleasant little hideaways in the Kampot province. Although referred to as waterfalls by locals, Teuk Chhou is in fact a series on sparkling natural rapids with crystal clear water.
Beside beautiful beaches, Kep city also has a number of interesting places to visit such as the Temple of Chamotte Reangsey, the Butterfly Farm, etc.
Coming to Kep, visitors can enjoy wonderful holidays with family or enjoy a sweet honeymoon in a beautiful space.
The Indochina Voyages team.