Kep is a small town on the Cambodian coastline known for its tranquility and beautiful combination of mountain, jungle, and ocean views. Similar to its neighboring town of Kampot, Kep’s roots lie in the country’s French colonial era, offering a unique glimpse into history through its architectural relics. The peaceful town rests off the beaten tourist path, providing those who visit a breath of fresh air.
How To Get Here
There are buses to Kep (or nearby Kampot) available from a variety of destinations. Tickets can be easily arranged from local hotels / guesthouses or tour companies. Bus companies to check out include Phnom Penh Sorya Transport and Cambodia Post VIP Van.
From Kep bus station, the Tuk-Tuk to the Vagabond Temple takes a few minutes and should cost $3-4
From Phnom Penh
We can arrange a taxi to pick you up from Phnom Penh airport or your hotel and bring you to Vagabond Temple. The ride takes approximately three hours by taxi and costs $50.
There is bus and mini-van schedules daily from Phnom Penh to Kep (and vice versa). The approximate cost of a ticket is $7-$10.
From Siem Reap
We can arrange a taxi to pick you up from your hotel. The 6-8 hour taxi ride costs around $120.
Day and night buses to Kep are available from $16-$19 which take around 8-10 hours.
We can arrange a taxi to pick you up from Sihanoukville airport or your hotel. The 3 hour taxi ride will cost around $40.
There are regular buses and mini-vans to Kep costing around $7.
The Ha Tien Border is located 30 – 40 minute drive to the retreat. The taxis or tuk – tuks can be found at the boarder area and will cost approximately $20.
Get to Kep Via Kampot
You can also take a bus to Kampot as a stop over, then continue your travel to Kep by:
A 35 minute tuk-tuk ride costing around $10-$15.
A 45 minute mini-bus ride for around $4.
A 25 minute moto-taxi ride for around $3-$6 .
If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact us.
Sights & Activities
Kep National Park
An escape into nature offering well-marked hiking trails, an array of wild animals, and lovely views. Find Sunset Rock for the perfect sunset picture.
Sothy’s Pepper Farm
A unique eco-tourist experience that gives insights into the inner-workings of local farming mixed with interesting historical facts about the French occupation.
Kep Butterfly Farm
A short walk off of the trails in the national park, this detour provides a mesmerizing look into an array of species of butterflies at all stages of the life cycle.
A 20 minute boat ride from Kep will bring you to this island, also known as Rabbit Island, for a quiet, relaxed day at the beach.
A white sand beach perfect for lounging the day away with locals.
Bokor National Park
Located in nearby Kampot, this park offers stunning waterfalls, walking trails, and awe-inspiring buildings still standing from the French colonial years.
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