Kep sunset 3

Kep sunset 3

Kep sunset 3


Sunset near the Crab Market on a visit to Kep during an All Points East, Beyond Angkor tour

Taken on: 26th September, 2011. Copyright: All Rights Reserved - See Mark Chiang Mai's page of Flickr

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Cambodia's Kep is a former playground of the French and Cambodian elite, with the King Father's crumbling mansions sitting atop the hill, a testament to the country's cultural zenith in the 1960s. These days the beach is but a narrow strip of sand covered in debris for all but the driest part of dry season. The beachside promenade however has a good range of guesthouses and hotels, and hordes of holidaying Khmers make it an interesting and certainly local experience.

Kep is staging a slow but steady comeback. Over the last few years much of the beachside property that had for decades hosted nothing but ruined villas and tangled jungle has been snapped up by foreign royalty, merchant bankers, expatriates and wealthy Khmers among others. The salubrious Knai Bang Chatt was included in Read our complete Kep travel guide

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