Kep City is located at the South-west of Phnom Penh about about 170 kilometers. We can go to Kep from Phnom Penh by Bus or car via National road No3, or National road No 2 about 3 hour and 30 minutes.
Kep is a beautiful place for holiday, it great offer seafood, view of mountain, and the beach. There are many luxury guesthouse and bar. The city is now more develop and growing as a beautiful seaside for tourist.
The story related to Kep said that there was a king named Sa Kor Reach, who had a mighty spell. He put a sleeping spell on a commander at AngKor Thum, than stole the commander’s white horse and fled together with his troop to the Southwestern seaside.
When he took a rest at the seaside, he was overhauled by the commander’s troops, who chased him from behind. Suddenly, he got on the horseback; the horse reared, and made him fall down on the ground together with the saddle. Then, he got on the horseback again and fled away without picking up the saddle, because the commander’s troops almost approached him. So that’s why this area was called ‘ Kep Seh ‘ meaning ‘ the saddle ‘, nowadays it’s only called ‘ Kep ‘.
- Exploring Kep (suemtravels.wordpress.com)