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Kep Crab Market, Kep

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At Kep Crab Market, nestled right up against the seashore, the fishermen come to sell fresh crabs caught using wooden traps. Most of the action takes place on the beach overlooking the ocean full of small boats, while small improvised shacks in the background sell local meals, vegetables, fruits, and spices. Adjacent to the market, find an array of wooden restaurants on stilts. Enjoy fresh seafood, including snapper, tuna, river fish, calamari, and the famous blue pepper crab. As well as local specialties, many of the restaurants also serve international cuisine. Finish off the day with a glass of wine and a view of the sun setting over the endless horizon. Plan to visit Kep Crab Market during your Kep vacation using our convenient Kep trip planner.
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  • October 2, 2017
    Excellent to live this market or we sell crabs, fish, but also of the waffles. It's hot as hell against the wall or is cooked.
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  • September 28, 2017
    Most tourists will end up getting the overpriced crab at one of the nearby restaurants. But the better way to do it is to buy the live crab directly from the docks (around $7.50 per kilo for the large...  more »
  • September 6, 2017
    This market allows to discover a small little local life. We liked watching the output and sale of crabs as well as roam the aisles.
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  • June 25, 2017
    A really local places where they are happy for tourists to visit and learn about \ eat crab! Probably the best place in Cambodia to eat crab too! Interesting seeing how they catch them in the bamboo baskets.
  • June 26, 2017
    We travelled to the crab market just to enjoy the famous dish "Crab with Kampot green pepper". We went to Kimly Seafood Restaurant. Even though the weather was covered and rainy, we've enjoyed it a lot. It was delicious! You'll find plenty of other restaurants there!
  • June 24, 2017
    Pros and cons here. Pros: you can buy fresh crab and get them cooked cheaply here. Cons: crabs are quite small and are being caught before they are ready. Know your crabs before you engage sellers.
  • March 12, 2017
    Probably the only market in Cambodia where the fresh produce looks fresh. You can buy crab and they'll cook it right there in the wok for you. It tastes really nice. Also recommended is the squid they prepare with sweet chilly sauce, garlic, ginger, spring onion and local green peper. Delicious!
  • April 12, 2017
    Interesting and unique place. Get there eay morning to avoid the crowds and get some great pics

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Kep has a set of accommodations to suit a range of budgets and styles. The area around the crab market has the greatest choice of options, with aged villas turned into guesthouses both luxury and standard, and resorts of bungalows and stand-alone villas. Some of the more budget-friendly resorts have bungalows with shared bathrooms and limited amenities, while the more luxurious resorts center on old French colonial villas and pack in extras, such as restaurants, pools, and spas. Follow the coastal road down to Kep Beach for the same accommodation types, but with fewer choices.
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