Kep is a peaceful seaside town in the very south of Cambodia, 164 km from Phnom Penh. With the Gulf of Thailand gently lapping onto its beaches, wide avenues and charming French colonial architecture, Kep is one of the most attractive beach towns in Southeast Asia. For many years Kep was the premier beach destination in Cambodia but during Cambodia’s civil ... More>war, many of the magnificent colonial mansions were looted for anything of value to trade for food. Now though tourism is very much a popular industry and there are several excellent island escapes just off the coast that are popular with many types of visitor – Koh Tonsay (Rabbit Island) is perhaps the most famous, due to its clean and plentiful beaches. Looking inland, Kep is surrounded by Kep National Park, where nature abounds and many tropical animals can be seen in their natural environment. There are many accommodation options in Kep with hotels and guesthouses to suit every budget.