Kep National Park
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Michael O
Miami, FL20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
My wife and I loved it, Kep National Park is a hidden gem! Hike or bike the easy 8km loop for incredible views of the surrounding mountains and ocean. Don't miss the chance to spot the Bokor Range and Vietnamese islands.

The park is peaceful and well-maintained, with interesting historical sites like the old pagoda. Perfect for a relaxing escape or a dose of nature after enjoying Kep's delicious seafood. Just be sure to bring water and snacks, there are no vendors inside the park.
Written 25 March 2024
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cambodia taxi driver
Siem Reap, Cambodia864 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
My idea you have to visit and spend your time visit around Kep national Park .. Looking so beautiful Landscape View and Green place .
Written 3 March 2024
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SCS123
Al Janabiyah, Bahrain752 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Solo
There is (as already described in other reviews) a pleasant easy walk around Kep National Park if you stay on the nicely provided concrete foot path - which would take a couple of hours and is gentle and relaxing with some nice forest scenery.
However, there are opportunities to get off the concrete path and head into the "interior" .... this is a much more interesting and enjoyable hike for those who like a bit more of a challenge, have a bit more time on their hands and a good set of legs and lungs !
I did such a hike (solo) which took about 4.5 hours, covered 10km and took a bit of effort but was thoroughly enjoyable as a half day hike !!
I started off at the main entrance gate (behind Verandah Resort) and headed up the concrete path & past the Led Zep cafe (take a photo of the park trail map posted there to have with you for guidance).
I've attached a photo of the map so the following description makes some sense!
I stopped at a couple of view points on the way, including the viewing tower, at each of which there are lovely views down and over to the coast.
After about 4km on the concrete path you reach a ranger station next to the "Little Pond" (Waypoint 5 on the map) and that's where you head off into the interior via the path marked as "Jungle Path" (Waypoint 18 on the map) - this is where the fun begins !
This marks the start of a challenging section through the trees taking about 1 to 1.5 hours heading up to the highest point on the trail "Phnom Kep" (Waypoint 9 on the map) - the trail is very steep for long sections but fortunately there are ropes fixed which you use to haul yourself up with - the trail is a bit overgrown in places but that adds to the challenge - this is the hot and sticky section!
When you get to the top you'll come across a few stone cairns (rock piles) and a yellow sign telling you the altitude of 286m for Phnom Kep (that's how high you've climbed!).
From here you head over a short distance to the "Little Buddha" statue (Waypoint 8 on the map) and have a bit of a breather looking at the statue ... which is indeed quite little !
I then took the path to "Sunset Rock" (Waypoint 7 on the map) which had some very steep downwards sections at times - when you arrive here the trees suddenly open up and you get a wide ranging stunning view over the coast - it's a good idea to have a sit down, grab your drink and admire the view for a while!
From Sunset Rock I headed down the path towards & then past the "Antennae" and on to the "Nuns Centre" (Waypoint 6 on the map) which is a small temple. From there I continued down the same path until I reached a Buddha statue in a pagoda structure, where a swift right turn takes you down a switchback path past the rope park and out onto the road and the sunlight !! I then continued up the Bopha Prasidh Road back to the main park entrance, where I started from, and then wandered on up to the Led Zep cafe for some well deserved drinks and a rest admiring the views.
This was the end of a pleasant half day hike - a bit of a leg stretcher which tested the old lungs at times, but with many pleasant view points amid the forested park.
Couple of words of advice - wear closed shoes (full hiking boots not needed!) with a bit of grip, take a couple of litres of water with you, use bug spray if you get easily bitten and take your time on the steep 'ups' and 'downs' sections!
I also downloaded, and would recommend for this hike, the MAPS.ME app and its Cambodia map which had a detailed map of the park trails and made it easier to follow the park map photo (it also helped get me back to the right path when I took a wrong turn at the top of the trail !).
I've posted this detailed description of the hike I enjoyed to make known that there is more to the Kep National Park for walkers/hikers than the easy concrete footpath trail - head into the interior on some of the forest trails and you will have a more interesting and enjoyable hiking experience ... it's a shame I only had one day available for Kep National Park as I would have liked to go back over a couple of days and try out all of the other interior trails - maybe next time!!
My day in Kep National Park was one of the highlights of my trip to Cambodia - it was a pleasant surprise to get a nice hike in surrounded by lovely forest which once I got in to the 'interior' sections I had pretty much to myself.
I recommend to try it out when you're in Kep if you have a spare half day - if you've only a few hours then the paved track is also worth a wander for some nice views and quiet time with nature.
Written 22 February 2024
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TSinParis
Paris, France2,087 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
If you have a few hours free in the morning, this is an easy walk of about 1 1/2 hours on a paved but mostly empty road. You pays $1 per person on entry. Halfway though there is a 12 meter high tower. Don’t expect a jungle experience but we did see monkeys. A nice walk if you have some free time
Written 3 February 2024
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Jane800
St. Albans, UK190 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Couples
Disappointing. All the footpaths have disappeared. The only way to walk round the park is on a nasty, modern road. The only good thing is the viewing platform.
Written 24 January 2023
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007darling
Phnom Penh, Cambodia1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 • Family
Here are some photos of the new smooth concrete path. Very easy to walk, cycle on. Possible to ride a moto up the path too. Adult tourists $1 entrance fee, paid to the guard near Sunset Cafe. Concrete stretch of the path is 6km long.
Written 25 September 2022
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Rim Sarem
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021
My experience visiting Kep National Park was an amazing experience. The park is a place of relaxation and tranquility. I was able to see some of the most beautiful views in the world. There are plenty of activities you can do at the park. I would recommend this place for people who want to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life.
Written 17 November 2021
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Cambodia Nomad Tips
Phnom Penh, Cambodia413 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2021
There's a small fee of $1 to enter this fun park, but it's worth it. Drinks can be had at Led Zep restaurant before you make the long 8km hike. Don't forget to wear your soft training shoes! I did it on my motorbike, and it was a bit bumpy at times. Worth a visit if you have a few hours to spare.
Written 5 January 2021
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TasmanianDude
Phnom Penh, Cambodia9 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020
Easy walking trails and nice coastal view. Takes about 2.5 to 3 hours to complete the circuit. Steeper tracks can be walked but the main one is easy to walk.
Written 4 October 2020
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adventure K
102 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020
We got lucky not to have any rain in the end of July.
Next to Veranda Resort there is a parking spot if you bring your car. You'll find a hand drawn map (see my pix) and a booth with a cashier/security guy who collects money from foreigners.

Don't be too ambitious aiming to make a full circle and come back to the entrance point - you'll see from my picture attached that exit from the National Park is kind in the middle of nowhere. From there you'd have to walk in the open sun for quite a while.

Or if you get lucky like us, tuk-tuk will pick you up and bring you back to the parking spot.

I would suggest, ideally go till you see the nice and big tree, or till you reach the deserted veranda with a great seaview (kinda mixing which one is first).
Take some rest, pictures and head back. Rest of the trail is quite the same. Unless you're really adventurous and want to check out jungle tracks. Wouldn't recommend it during a rainy season though, unless you're wearing long pants & long sleeves and not afraid of snakes.

It's quite shaded so you won't get too hot, however wearing sunblock or long sleeves would be recommended if you get sunburn easily (like us lol)

If you're doing a morning walk to the tree and back, you won't need to bring anything else with you - go light!

If you're driving a scooter and it didn't rain too heavy days before, it's possible to drive it all the way through the park.

Though they claim you can see squirrels there, we saw none! Oh well, the seaview and the tree were worth it anyway!
Written 12 August 2020
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