The sleepy fishing village of Krong Kaeb, also known as Kep, rests on the Gulf of Thailand and is the capital of Kep Province in southern Cambodia. Once a vibrant resort town, Krong Kaeb is now a serene seaside township dotted with the dilapidated shells of what was once lavish French colonial mansions. Travellers flock to the area to visit the famous crab market, where seafood lovers can indulge in the delicious delicacy. Within walking distance from Kep Beach is an 8-kilometre track that leads to Kep National Park. Along the route, trekkers can take the ‘Stairway to Heaven’ trail that leads to a tranquil Buddhist temple, a nunnery and Sunset Rock viewpoint that offers sweeping vistas of the town, mountains, the beach and views of the island of Phu Quoc.