The Anlong Pring (not ‘’Anlong Prayng’’, this is a better-known district in Kampong Trach but no Crane birds here) bird sanctuary is located in Kampong Trach district, Kampot province.
This sanctuary is an official IBA (Important Bird Area), along with over 12,000 IBA’s in 200 countries. Birdlife International (www.birdlife.org) is the driving force behind this program. Anlong Pring’s IBA is Cambodia’s 2nd Sarus Crane reserve since 6 January 2011. The 1st reserve was established in Takeo province in 2007.
The Anlong Pring reserve covers 217ha of seasonally inundated grassland. In March 2010, the site held nearly 300 Sarus Cranes, more than 30% of the global population! Still, they can be difficult to spot for visitors.
The Cranes usually arrive around mid-November, to use the wetlands as a feeding ground, and remain until early May when they begin their migration to the wetlands in the northern and eastern plains of Cambodia where they breed. The Sarus Crane (subspecies sharpii) is a large crane found in parts of the Indian Subcontinent, Southeast Asia and Australia. The tallest of the flying birds, standing at a height of up to 1.8 m, they are conspicuous and iconic species of open wetlands. The Sarus Crane is considered globally Vulnerable.
An entrance booth is being set up to collect a fee (max$5) that will go to the preservation of the reserve and the people living in the surrounding villages.
We recommend your own transportation for this trip. Tuk tuks might take you out to Anlong Pring but be aware that it is a long trip and that this is a new destination, most drivers are still unaware of its existence / location.
If you get lost, ask local people ‘Sat Kreal’, this means ‘Crane Bird’.
From White Horse Kep, drive east on #33. After 29km, #33 takes a sharp left turn. You continue straight onto #31 (gravel road) for 700m. Turn right under an archway, drive through great countryside for 9km until you arrive at a T-crossing. Turn left here, drive past the pagoda and turn right again. Continue 3km and turn left (there is a crane bird sign board here) (if you go straight instead, you complete the loop to the Kampong Trach metal bridge after 15km). After 200m turn left again, continue 1.5km and you arrive at the makeshift Birdlife Centre watch post. The last 500m is not accessible by tuk tuk.
Every year Kep organizes its own water festival with longtail boat races on the sea. A unique event in Cambodia.
Dates are not yet confirmed for this year’s event but the festival usually takes place around the last weekend of December.
A fair is set up in front of Provincial Hall and the event attracts lots of locals and their families.
Come and have a look.
Unique boutique and café. A community based business offering vocational training, supporting locally made handcrafts, and preparing every menu item and coffee with care.
Join us for breakfast, lunch, or dinner and some spectacular sunsets. Espresso, cappuccino or seafood, we’ve
got you covered, welcome! We are located at Crab Market.
Arun Rass Guesthouse warmly welcomes travelers in Kep and features 12 clean spacious rooms with a private balcony and nice views. All rooms include air-conditioning, fan, free wifi, shower with hot water, fridge, seats and tables.
Our guesthouse has a magnificent garden with a brand new swimming pool and bar restaurant, open from 7am to 9pm.
Looking for more? Join us at our open terrace to attend to events, such as workshops, games and movie nights! We also provide motorcycles and bicycles rentals as well as tours and travels reservations.
Bungalows from $23. Atmaland Resort is a unique boutique resort in Kep, close to famous Krab Market. Atmaland means SOUL’s land. It’s a peaceful and joyful place where you can rest and rejuvenate your body and soul. Atmaland Resort offers accommodation in 8 spacious and luxurious bungalows and a penthouse suite all surrounded by tropical gardens and a large swimming pool. It has a cozy bar and vegetarian snacks, playground, panoramic sea view an mountain view. In our restaurant and bar you will experience breathtaking sunset into the ocean. Beside natural refreshing breeze and magnificent view you will be pampered with healthy and delicious vegetarian snacks, fresh exotic fruit juices and delicious ice cream. If you’re looking for something stronger than we will offer you the finest scotch whiskey CUTTY SARK or a cocktail of your choice. We also have a bike to rent and some table games in our bar. We are here to offer you unforgettable vacations that will invigorate your body and soul!
$12 – $30 – Located within short walking distance from Crab Market, Kep Beach and Kep National Park. Round bungalows and Khmer traditional houses. Restaurant serving Khmer & Western food, full bar, pool table. Free Wifi. Public laptop. TV-Hut with big screen (2.5m) for sport and movies. Great chill out spot after your day trip.
The easiest way to get to this pleasant stretch of forgotten beach is to follow the road to the Ha Tien border crossing – total 26.5km.
Once you arrive at the salt fields ask ch’nay sa’mot Angkoul? (= Angkoul Beach), and they will happily point the way. Alternatively take the shortcut from Kep (20km): east of Kep market is a school on the right, there is two street food vendors with red plastic chairs. Turn right and this dirt road will take you to the salt flats. Directions are a little vague here as there are several tracks leading to the left and right. The general rule is that you are heading for the hill in the distance on the coast. After dirt and gravel you will arrive at a quaint fishing village with lots of traditional orange and green painted boats. A good place to take a break. More salt flats and then a small ditch with a few planks across as a bridge, here turn left and follow the horseshoe road around the hill.
Angkoul Beach is mostly deserted, a few vendors but the rest of this sandy stretch is yours. And that makes the journey worthwhile.
$40 – 16 stylish seaside rooms. World-class views. Poolside lounging. Exquisite local seafood fresh-off-the-boat. Australian owned and operated. Your tropical home away from home.
A one kilometer long stretch of sand near the tip of the Kep peninsula. Backed by the hills of the Kep National Park and with Rabbit Island within close distance.
As you venture into the sea, you will notice that there are some pebbles in the water but that it is only for first 20m. Only sand beneath your feet from here and a relaxing swim ahead.
The road behind the beach is lined with dining platforms / hammocks and seafood / fruit sellers. Very little hawking going on here.
Right at the beach you will find the Kep Beach Square.
Guesthouses, restaurants, Internet cafe, tourist information and tour agencies are all looking forward to serving you.
Newly renovated bungalows and restaurant! 8 thatched bungalows in tropical jungle garden. All private bathroom. Fan or A/C. Garden balcony with hammock and seating. Swimming pool for guests! Restaurant, serving tasty food. Good beer selection. Pool Table. Free WIFI. Free use of bicycle. Moto for rent.
Bougainvillea Resort is a green oasis in a quiet location close to the Kep National Park. Recently completely renovated and enhanced and in 2018 under Swiss management new opened.
A pleasant garden with a variety of tropical fruits and plants, shady mango trees, sunloungersand hammocks offer a relaxing stay. We have a beautiful swimming pool with Jacuzzi, a delightful bar at the pool, a secluded terrace and
a restaurant with freshly prepared Asian and European dishes.
All our rooms have A/C, fan, minibar and TV. Junior suits and family rooms are available.
The ‘A-maze-n Kep Butterfly Garden’ is being developed near the end of the Jasmine Valley Trail in Kep.
We raise local butterflies from eggs to caterpillars to pupae to adult butterflies. Six to ten species are displayed in a large netted area with many beautiful flowers producing nectar for their food and specific host plants for each species for egg collection.
The walks are laid out as a maze run periodically to entertain children of all ages.
Please come for a visit.
There are a number of caves surrounding Kep. The most popular of which is what was a large circular cavern now open to the sky, with its roof having collapsed over a million years ago. Access is through a tunnel at the side of the limestone formation. This cave is next to Kiriseila Pagoda in Kampong Trach, 30km from Kep Beach. 4km on the left before KT is Phnom Salei, and 326 steps take you to the top for a spectacular view of the countryside.
Phnom Sorsir has several caves to explore, the path winding its way up the hill to a stupa atop, with stunning views of the Bokor mountain escarpment. This complex is also known as White Elephant Cave, a reference to the shape of a limestone formation at the base of the main cave. It’s 10km from Kep Beach, turn west of the White Horse Statue, signposted Wat archway after 1.5km
Phnom Ch’nork has Pre-Angkorian ruins set within a limestone cave, its brick structures dating back to the 6th century ancient state of Funan. It’s located 24km from Kep Beach. Turn right 8km west of White Horse Statue.
Good footwear and a flashlight are a must when exploring all of the caves, and be aware of broken stairways, low ceilings and slippery rocks.
Welcome to Champei Organic Farm. We sell all kinds of pepper (red, black, and white) from Kep province.
It is said that no visit to Kep is complete without having a fresh seafood meal, and the best place to have that would be right on the beach, either at the Crab Market or the vendors at Kep Beach.
Stalls are open for orders from 8.30am until 9.30 pm (Toucan serves food until very late). Many places at the Crab Market have imported wines and most seafood vendors have a signature dish. So, indulge in the taste of the ocean at whichever restaurant or from any vendor around the beach, as they all have something tasty awaiting you. The local specialty of fresh fried peppercorns and fresh cracked crab is excellent, and highly recommended. Fresh prawns, squid and several varieties of sea fish are on the menu, grilled, fried, in a soup or steamed, all served with salad, steamed rice, sauces and seasonal fruit.
Note, confirm the price before ordering to avoid confusion when the bill arrives
Until 2 years ago, the Crab Market, the seafood vendors and a few local eateries were the only places to go for food & drinks outside the Kep guesthouses.
The influx in tourism in Kep in recent years has also triggered the opening up of restaurants & bars which cater especially for tourists. So, don’t feel as if there is no other option than the Crab Market or your guesthouse. Check out the food in any other guesthouse or go to Breezes, Sailing Club, Pasta e Basta, Kep Rock Café, Led Zep Café, Mama Zion … These are all places without accommodation but with a nice atmosphere and good food on the menu. Don’t let the darkness withhold you from leaving the guesthouse at night. Kep is a safe place!
$36 – $100 – Brand new resort in Kep! Private bungalows surrounding a clean swimming pool in our beautiful flower garden. All rooms feature a flatscreen TV, minibar, coffee/tea amenities and more. En-suite bathroom with toiletries provided. Wifi available throughout the resort. Restaurant with comfortable dining area serving Khmer and Western fare. Fantastic mountain views. Pool table. Travel arrangements.
Deli’s Kep is the new food court and gourmet market of Kep, open 7am-7pm Sunday to Thursdays and 7am-9am on Fridays and Saturdays.
We propose bakery and delicatessen products, spices and condiments, beers, wine, cheese, ice creams in a nice ambiance. Take away or eat and drink on site.
Deli’s Kep is located on road 33A, between Pepper road and Le Flamboyant hotel.
Set right on the sea at Crab Market, we serve super fresh hand-pulled Chinese noodles and 100% home-made dumplings. Aromatic noodle soup, dumpling soup, fried noodles, … everything 100% freshly prepared by our noodle chefs while you watch.
Shrimp, pork and vegan dumplings available.
Noodles and dumplings from $3, PEKING DUCK dishes, $3.50-$4.50
Meat, vegetarian and vegan options.
We can efficiently serve big groups up to 50 people.
Open 10.45am – 9pm, closed Tuesdays.
Located in the middle of the famous Kep Crab market. Perfect if you want a change from the seafood diet or just to share a plate of dumplings while enjoying your sunset drinks.
Call for delivery and group bookings.
!!!2ND LOCATION in KAMPOT at the riverfront nearby Old Bridge. Same menu, same taste!!!
Tired of being fat & ugly … just be ugly!
Our place is designed for guests looking for sports vacations with family atmosphere and for outside guests who are looking to work-out in a professional environment. Thai boxing, aerobics, krav-maga/self-defense, elastic band, yoga, free weights, aikido, calisthenics, spinning bike, 6-packs abdomen and more.
Personal coaching is available as well. Come for a short work-out or stay in one of our comfortable bungalows
or rooms for a longer sports vacation.
Road 33a, Thmey Village, Kep province, path in front of Don Bosco Technical School.
Authentic italian food: Spaghetti,pizza,handmadepasta,seafood,khmer food,coctail bar.
The perfect place to eat or drink looking the sea and enjoy the breeze.
Want to ride? Want to move and visit but not think about where to turn and where to go? Want to meet people, go in deep countryside and/or on non touristy islands? Follow us to discover the life off of beaten tracks!
25$ – 60$ – Featuring a large outdoor pool and a beautiful garden, KEP BUNGALOWS offers peaceful and comfortable accommodation. The 19 concrete bungalows are all equipped with a terrace, A/C & Fan, private bathroom with shower and hot water, inside/outside furniture, minibar, WIFI and TV. The resort has a 24h front desk, free on-site parking and video surveillance throughout the premises.
Our friendly staff will do everything for you to have a nice and comfortable stay. The Bar-Restaurant serves a
wide and tasty selection of local and international dishes. KEP BUNGALOWS is 600m from the Crab Market and 450m from the entrance to the Kep National Park.
Kep Eden welcomes you to Kep, in the south of Cambodia, in the heart of an extraordinary region by its history and its environment. Our resort is located right by the sea, close to the crab market. We offer a “zen” space that will allow you to fully enjoy your stay here in Kep.
Kep Eden offers different styles of rooms and bungalows arranged within the property.
Sea view, National Park view or a bungalow near the pool, choose what suits you best.
Situé à 5 minutes à pied du célèbre marché aux crabes de Kep, le Kep Eden propose un hébergement reposant et paisible, entouré par une végétation tropicale luxuriante.Une connexion Wi-Fi est disponible gratuitement dans les chambres.
Kep Mountain Lodge is an idyllic natural resort situated up in the mountains on the edge of the Kep National Park amongst lush jungle, local wildlife and abundant nature.
Whether you opt for one of the low-cost wooden lodgings or the naturally cooled traditional mudbrick bungalows, Kep Mountain Lodge caters to a range of budgets and tastes, and offers an exclusive opportunity to immerse yourself in the most peaceful pocket of nature.
Being a small operation, and known for having a great English/Khmer family atmosphere, you can also enjoy a more personalized experience than you might be used to.
By day you can enjoy mountain treks with stunning views of the surrounding coast and take in the breathtaking sights across the bay to Bokor National Park in Kampot. In the evenings you can sit back, relax and share evening meals around the campfire with new friends under the stars, before falling asleep to the chorus and chirrings of the surrounding wildlife.
Wake up in the middle of the Cambodian jungle and take in the views across the islands to Vietnam. It REALLY couldn’t be betterpush the pause button on life.
The 8km mountain trail through the National Park is definitely recommendable but don’t expect to come across much wildlife as most of the animals do not want to be seen by humans (probably due to that diet again). There are benches along the trail and at the viewpoints to relax for a while and enjoy the sounds and smell of nature. There are many banana, durian and cashew plantations to be found in the national park along with other fruits such as jackfruit, papaya, mango, lime, and dragon fruit, …
Several new trails are now open for nature walks. Check Kep NP mini map, p13.
Maps and yellow-black signs showing you the right directions, altitudes and other useful info have been put up in and around the park. Since September 2010 there is a 4000 riel entrance fee for the National Park. Please respect the National Park, do not litter or destroy any plants and/or trees.
Action Max Asie organizes regular sports activities inside the National Park and around Kep. Obstacle races, thriatlon, abseiling, … for old & young.