Some of the must visit locations in Cambodia are most obviously Kampot and Kep, where not only some fantastic resorts and finest sea food have attracted many visitors, and also a fairly large French community, which is enjoying some very relaxed, but still exquisite lifestyle.
Meanwhile around 40.000 people are living in Kep, where some exciting resorts and the 1 kilometer long beach have become the main attractions besides the Zoo and the National Park.
By taxi it only takes 2,5 hours from Phnom Penh at current rates of around $50, while all those, who may like it more simple, can easily hop on a public bus for $4 to $5 to explore some of the local life during the 5 - 6 hours journey.
Frequent stops at restaurants or for delivery jobs tend to turn the official 3,5 hours traveling time into a much longer trip, which can be very interesting as many Khmer people also use public buses as an affordable transportation method.
Besides the public buses one may also consider a faster mini van option for around $8 to speed up the journey.
But unfortunately some local agents tend to sell fake mini van tickets what makes their clients end up on a slow public bus, what gives them a huge profit of $3 to $4.
Kep is a lovely place to visit and highly recommend are two amazing venues:
The Spring Valley Resort with great value rooms for around $40 per night and the more luxurious Knai Bang Chatt Resort, with some incredibly good features. Read the full story here
And only a short walk away from the Knai Bang Chatt Resort is the lovely Crab market.