Inside Vietnam: Cambodia Laos

Kep

The quiet fishing town of Kep, famed for its excellent crab, makes a relaxing seaside stop and is the gateway to a number of small, palm-fringed islands

Kep Map

“For seafood lovers I heartily recommend a detour to Kep - signature dish of freshly cooked crab with Kampot pepper is heaven!”

Enfys Maloney, Team Leader

The coastal settlement of Kep in southern Cambodia is famed for its wonderful seafood, especially the local fresh crab. A visit to the local crab market and the restaurants that line the shore is a must for any passing traveller. Combined with the local Kampot pepper the crab dishes here are world famous and extremely cheap!

Though lacking a noteworthy beach Kep is a relaxed town offering a great retreat from the crowds found on other parts of the Cambodian coast. From here day trips to the nearby islands are possible; Rabbit Island is just forty minutes away by boat and offers lovely beaches and, at the right time of year, the chance to do a spot of snorkelling.

Recommended Accommodation in Kep

The following are some of our favourite accommodation options in Kep.

Experiences in Kep

Kep offers a wealth of exciting experiences that will help you get beneath the surface of the local culture. See below for a few of our favourites

Weather in Kep

The Climate Guide for Kep is perfect for planning your holiday. Monthly weather averages give the best indication of what the weather is usually like for every month of the year including figures for temperature, rainfall and sunshine.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Max Daytime Temperature (°C) 31 31 33 34 33 32 31 31 31 31 30 30
Min Night-time Temperature (°C) 21 22 23 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 23 22
Hours of Sunshine (Daily) 8 8 8 8 6 6 5 5 5 6 7 7
Hours of Daylight (Daily) 12 12 12 12 13 13 13 12 12 12 12 12
Heat and Humidity Discomfort High High Very High Very High Very High Very High Very High Very High Very High Very High High High
Days with some Rainfall 5 4 5 8 16 17 18 19 20 19 13 8
Monthly Rainfall (mm) 20 28 76 136 181 219 250 347 276 266 151 53
UV Index (Maximum) 11 11+ 11+ 11+ 11+ 11+ 11+ 11+ 11+ 11+ 11 10