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Kep: Charming Beach Town, Gem of Authenticity

July 3, 2015 by Khiri Travel | Filed Under: , , , , ,

Kep, a small place lounging on the coast of Cambodia, takes only 2.5 hours from Phnom Penh and has a lot to offer to travelers seeking a secret beach escape for the ultimate in relaxation.

Due to its location and natural beauty, Kep used to be the favorite seaside town of the elite and colonialists coming from Phnom Penh during the beginning of the 1900s until the Khmer Rouge took over power. Nowadays only a few ruins of the luxurious colonial villas remain. Luckily, this charming beach resort is rising again, becoming one of Cambodia’s best beaches and offering visitors a haven of peacefulness and calm, and…delicious crabs to eat.

Our Khiri Travel Cambodia team can select the best of what the town has to offer: charming little beach resorts, cute boutique hotels, or something more intimate and luxurious. For real adventurists it’s even possible to overnight at nearby Rabbit Island, or in Khmer language; Koh Tonsay.

Travelers can choose to just relax by the pool, take a yoga course or we can arrange various activities in the city of Kep itself or at the nearby beach of Koh Tonsay. Our recommendation would be to take a boat to spend the day on Rabbit Island where one can indulge in a massage by the sea. Get on a bike and peddle through the countryside to hidden salt flats. There is a national park in which to take a leisurely walk or just stay at the beach in Kep and enjoy a splendid view of the sea at sunset while sipping a few drinks. Our local guides take travelers around the city markets to discover the locally famous crabs, made fresh to order as well as the taste of some of the locally produced Kampot pepper.

The ideal tour of Cambodia includes a stopover at Kep beach to enjoy a few days away from the crowds in the relaxing atmosphere of one of the country’s best beaches. For more information about Cambodian beach resorts, please contact [email protected].

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