Kep City (កែប, Krong Kep, also spelled Kaeb) is the capital of the province Kep and is located directly on the coast in southern Cambodia. It is the smallest province in the Kingdom with an area of only 336 km². The town of Kep was founded in 1908 and served as a popular seaside resort for the French and Cambodian elite until the early 1970s.
Besides the charm of days long gone, Kep offers pure relaxation, beautiful beaches and sunsets, tropical islands off the coast, fresh seafood, a butterfly farm and the Kep National Park, right next to the city. In town are the Crab Market, the Kep Market, a selection of national and international restaurants, as well as shopping facilities. You won't find bars and nightlife.