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KEP In contrast to the popular and bustling beachfronts in Sihanoukville, Kep is a small and low-key beach town. From the early 20th century through the 1960s, Kep was Cambodia's premier beach town, drawing weekend holiday-makers to its picturesque shores lined with ritzy ocean side villas of the privileged class. Nowadays, the old villas are in ruins, and the town is known more for its oceanfront seafood stalls

Koh Rong & Koh Rong Samloem (Cambodia). 'More and more resorts are cropping up on the long, lonely white-sand beaches of these neighbouring islands two hours off Sihanoukville.'

A personal, probing chronicle of a 3,000-mile journey on the river from its source in China through Tibet, Burma, Laos, Thailand and Cambodia to the Mekong Delta in Vietnam. Gargan, a veteran correspondent and bureau chief for the New York Times, spent a year traveling the river

Cambodia, in and Around Kep, Open but Undeveloped