Some good places to visit for Kep where you wouldn't see many tourists or even locals? Well, the whole Kep town itself is always so quiet.
1- Talk a walk circling the Kep National Park. There is a small road, newly named Bopha Brasiddh, that will go around the park with all magnificent view of the ocean, islands, kampot, Bokor hill, salt field,... while the road is like going through the jungle. It will talk 1+ for walking and will $1 for foreign tourist (it's really a shame to charge people visiting the park).
2- Climb up to the Kep National Park. There is a nun's place on the top of the mountains with a few nuns only. There is an old stair (nun's trail) right behind the Beach House hotel to walk to the top for around 40mn. On the top of the mountain, you can walk to the Sunset rock for the best view of sunset and a pure breath of nature.
3- The most famous/visited island in Kep is the Rabbit Island ($8 each for a return boat or $20 for the whole boat enough for 6ppl). There you'll find some foreign tourists if it isn't local holiday, then take a walk around the island for a your own private beach!!! Then you can arrange to boat to take you around the island to see other islands on your return (additional $10-$15, at least half hour more). Or you can arrange the boat to different island where you will find only yourself there. Don't worry about security in Kep!!! I've never heard any kind of criminal case in here!!
4- The Angkol Beach (fishing village) it's 40mn by bike from Kep's main beach. It's a long hidden beach without any development so far. While along the way you'll find salt field & beautiful scenery.
That's all I can think of now. 😉 Remember, Kep is only for someone who love calmness & untouched nature, oh, the fresh sea food too. 😉))) If you want to see some pics of Kep, plz visit my facebook fb page:
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