The sleepy town of Kep lies to the southeast of Cambodia, close to the border with Vietnam. The area was once popular with French colonials, evident from a number of villas which are still scattered around the bay. This stretch of coast is still a popular place to retreat and unwind, with travellers arriving to soak up the relaxed atmosphere and sample delectable seafood.
The town of Kep itself does not boast a huge amount of culture, however it does have a famous crab market, which is a real highlight. The market has a number of local restaurants where you can dine on fresh crab, often served with locally grown pepper and a squeeze of lime, or even buy live crabs at the wet market.
Beyond the town there is charming countryside to explore. Visit rice paddies, pepper farms, salt fields and local pagodas. Close to the town, Kep National Park is a scenic area of 50 square kilometres, with forest-clad mountains and some pleasant trekking paths.
Whilst there are beaches along the Kep coast, for an especially idyllic experience, spend the day on Rabbit Island which is only a short boat ride offshore. Here palm fringed beaches face blue waters peppered with local fishing boats.