Kep-Sur-Mer & Rabbit Island
The seaside resort of Kep is on a small headland, has a 6km palm-fringed road extending along the coastline and is a popular day trip from Kampot. It was founded as a colonial retreat for the French elite in 1908. Cambodian high rollers continued the tradition, flocking here to enjoy gambling and water sports. Little remains but skeletons of buildings as locals were forced to loot the villas for, materials to sell to the Vietnamese to survive the famine of 1979 and 1980.
Rabbit Island (Koh Tunsay) is a natural resort located 4.5km southeast of Kep City. Koh Tunsay, with its two white sand beaches and shallow water provides an excellent location for swimming. In the sea you will find many different kinds of fish, plants and corals, making this a most interesting location for ecological research and scuba diving. The island covers two-square kilometers of land area and has many unique and attractive features that include tourist infrastructure built during the reign of His Majesty Preah Bat Samdech Preah Norodom Sihanouk.