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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 your visit to Kep Crab Market and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Kep vacation builder.
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  • A very local, original and typical to see market. People are busy all share: it's very interesting to do with fish raw, cooked all kinds!
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  • You should go in the morning between 10 am-1pm. The market is bustling with excitement. Fresh crabs pulled from the sea. Women cooking them over wooden fire and an assortment of fruits and seafood are...  more »
  • The market is ok minus. It seems a bit dirty, and it is dark inside. The restaurants nearby is better choice for improved hygiene.  more »
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  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • Interesting and unique place. Get there eay morning to avoid the crowds and get some great pics

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Where to stay in Kep

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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