Kep is situated around a loop in the main road from Kampot to Vietnam. Approaching Kep from Kampot, you turn right off the main road (Rte. 33) at the roundabout with the "White Horse Monument" at its center. The diversion takes you first past the crab market, then on to the main beach. It is a one-way road once in town, with an inner loop that takes you up the hill behind the beach and following on round the back, returning to the crab market. If you continue on the wider loop along the beach and the seafront you pass Sihanouk's former villa, continuing past the boat dock and the market until the loop reunites you with the main road heading east. Resorts and guesthouses are situated along the beach road coming from the White Horse Monument turnoff and scattered among the hills behind the main beach. From Kampot, take a tuk-tuk, a moto, or a taxi. Alternatively, hire your own motorcycle so that you have the freedom to stop where you like and explore. If you are staying in Kep, you can rent a motorcycle from a guesthouse just back from the seafront near the main roundabout called Ratanak Kongkea (tel. 099/791-679) for $5 a day. Cheak Chit Guesthouse (tel. 016/770-277) right next door and Sovan Sakor (tel. 012/608-345) a little farther up the road also rent out bikes.

Buses (Sorya Transport) from Phnom Penh to Kampot pass through Kep and drop off and pick up near the beach.

Fast Facts


ATMs -- The nearest place for banks and ATMs is Kampot.

Doctors & Hospitals -- There are no medical services in Kep, and you'll need to head to Phnom Penh if you're sick.

Tourism Information -- There is a Department of Tourism Office just near the central circle. It is in a fine building but is rarely open. Your hotel or guesthouse remains your main source of information if staying in Kep.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.