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Kep, Cambodia, a French riviera in asia

Kep, Cambodia, a French riviera in asia

Driving into Kep town is like entering a French riviera in Asia. It lacks a city center but it has a charming seaside road that makes a perfect promenade for romantic walks. There is also some restaurants and a western style grocery shop. You can also find tickets and tourist information office there. Some call Kep a place to be if you need quietness and want to feel like you are on the French Riviera but with an Asian twist of course. the beach is nice and then water is pretty calm. Locals hang out here on the weekends if you want to join them on some beach soccer or just hang out.

Transportation

Easiest way to get around is to rent a motorbike which is usually 7-8 USD/day. The tank is usually empty so you have to pay for gas.
Tuk tuk is another option which is usually between 3-15 USD depending on the distance and if it is high or low season.
Bicycles are available for rent at most hotels and guesthouses for 1-2 USD per day.

Sights & attractions

Kep was once a sprawling vacation destination for the French upper class and the Cambodian elite in the beginning of the 20th century until the Khmer Rouge in the 1960’s The era ended but you can still walk along the the town and see the remains of the once proud houses. All that remains are the burnt shells but they can give a glimpse of how the city once was.

Kep crab market

Kep is famous for its crabs and seafood and has a crab market and statue dedicated to it. Have a lunch with freshly caught crabs and take in the ocean view or take back to the hotel.

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CEO & Founder of the Mahzouni media group & TravelHelpful Photographer and cinematographer. Leonardo, the great conqueror. A man that grew up wanting to take pictures of the world but where to shy and too frightened to do so. As an adult he took charge of his own life. Made a life changing event losing massive body weight and decided to go to India. After this turning point there is no stopping him in wanting to try something new and conqueror every country with his camera. His camera is his baby and follows him everywhere, anytime. Leonardo has watched Sir David Attenbourough since young age and has always wanted to see the places he has been. He has always enjoyed traveling and has always been raised by the philosophy that you should help the elder and be kind to others. That’s what his Father always used to say. His mother has supported him through all of his choices. Leonardos ambition is to have traveled to every country there is and remote areas in the world. Photographing it all. Favourite country he has traveled to so far: India (Hampi). One country he always dreamt of travelling to: Madagascar. Leonardo loves all animals and wants to be able to document them. His favourite animal is: Snow Leopard. Favourite domestic animal: The house cat.

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