Kep Travel Guides

 Information of a General Nature

 Kep City is a province-level municipality in Cambodia. Kep, which is located just a few kilometers from the border with Vietnam, was once the most popular beach town in Cambodia. However, in recent years, it has suffered greatly, particularly as a result of the Khmer Rouge. Although many of Kep's French villas have been abandoned, some of the town's former splendor remains.

The see is fixed with immense walkways and a few enormous sculptures that presently appear to be generally awkward. The palace that the king built with a view of the Gulf of Thailand was never furnished and now stands empty. The small town is connected to Kampot, which is 15 kilometers away, by a good, paved road. Mangroves and black rocks dot the majority of the slightly darker beaches than in Sihanoukville, but Koh Thonsay (Rabbit Island) is just a short boat ride away (approximately 1/2h).

Several mid-range and luxury guesthouses and bungalows have recently opened or are still being built in Kep, giving the impression of a renaissance. The fish is modest, ample and delectable - especially the very well known crabs. In addition, Kep is home to a large national park that covers some mountains in lush green jungle.

During the colonial era, the French established Kep City in 1908. Nowadays, domestic tourists primarily choose Kep as their vacation destination. Likewise, Kep offers extraordinary fish and eminent perspectives on the mountains and the sea shores.

Taking a boat to the close by islands is likewise a stunning encounter. An excursion to the tranquil waterfalls of "Tuk Chhou," which are approximately 10 kilometers from Kampot, is another must-do activity on the itinerary. Phnom Penh is to the southwest of Kep City. The city can be reached from Phnom Penh via Kampot province (173 kilometers) via National Road No. 3 or Takeo province via National Road No. 2 from Phnom Penh.

Particularly during the Sixties, during the hour of Sang Kum Reas Ni Yum the city was created as a lovely shoreline traveler resort for the rich and government. According to the Kep legend, there was a powerful spell-wielding king named Sa Kor Reach. At AngKor Thum, he put a commander to sleep, stole the commander's white horse, and then he and his troop fled to the Southwestern coast.

He was overhauled by the commander's troops, who pursued him from behind when he took a break at the beach. He abruptly mounted the horse; He and the saddle both fell to the ground as a result of the horse rearing. The commander's troops were about to approach him, so he got back on his horse and ran away without picking up the saddle. This area was referred to as "Kep Seh," which translates to "the saddle," and it is now only referred to as "Kep."

Geography The municipality of Kep City covers 336 square kilometers. It is in the country's south, borders Kampot to the north, east, and west, and the Gulf of Thailand to the south. Because Kampot province is the source of some of the Elephant Mountains' foothills, the province does not have the typical plain wet area of other Cambodian provinces. Similar to the Vietnamese hills, you can see a few more sparse grey limestone hills. However, there are portions of the land that are covered in rice fields and other agricultural plantations.


The ongoing populace in this district is around 40,280 individuals or 0,3% of the country?s all out populace (14,363,519 man in Cambodia, 2007, commonplace government information), with 20,130 male and 20,150 female. As a result, the population density is 119 people per square kilometer.

Climate The country has a warm and humid tropical climate. In the storm season, plentiful downpour considers the development of a wide assortment of yields. This all year heat and humidity makes Cambodia ideal for creating the travel industry. Natural disasters like earthquakes and volcano eruptions are not a concern for tourists, and tropical storms do not directly affect the country.

Climate: You can visit Cambodia at any time of the year. Nonetheless, those intends to travel broadly by street ought to be stayed away from the most recent two months of the blustery season when some wide open streets might be obstructed. The temperature hovers around 27 degrees Celsius on average; The lowest temperature is approximately 16 degrees. The hottest month is April, while the coldest months are December and January.

General information regarding the climate of the province:

- The dry season: November to March (20-26 degrees Celsius): March through May (29 to 34 degrees Celsius): From May to October, temperatures between 22 and 30 degrees, with up to 90% humidity.

Economy In addition to the lucrative cultivation of durian, mango, and coconut fruits, Kep also produces the Kampot pepper, which has long been regarded as one of the best peppers in the world. When it is just picked, this pepper has a very distinct flavor and smell.

It acquires a captivating aroma that is potent, delicate, and aromatic. As a result, it is exported to numerous nations and is well-known worldwide. Kep also tries to focus more and more on the tourism industry because both locals and tourists are interested in the town and its rural countryside, which is a very natural, remote, and peaceful place on the beautiful Cambodian coast.

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