Kep, Cambodia is a small sleepy town in southern Cambodia. A lot of sea food and guest houses. Mostly Russians, and French folks around this area. Nice place to spend a couple of days.
Food shops are over priced IMO. Food is not that good.
Birding is ok. There is a small park on a mountain top overlooking the ocean. The sunset views are awesome. A few hornbills. I did not explore to much. The area would be a great place to spend a few days exploring, but I wanted to see other places in Cambodia so I left pretty quick. I am not in any big hurry to get back here. If that tells you anything.
Pin-striped tit-babbler (Mixornis gularis)
420mm, F/4.0, 1/2500, ISO 1600.
Here is a pic taken at the scenic overlook on top of the mountain. Overlooking Kep. The sunsets were AWSOME!
This was my last stop in Cambodia. Spent a few days just exploring and looking around.
You can zoom in and out on this map to find the best way to get there. As you zoom in the roads will be labeled and it is easy to map out a route.
This would be a great place to come and explore by boat. You would need to buy a long boat. And, explore for a year or so IMO. I am actually kicking that idea around. Not sure yet. But, I cannot think of a better place to try this kind of thing. The river runs into the heart of the jungle.
A few quick thoughts. If Cambodia can stop the illegal logging it will be a fantastic place. But, it ain't going to happen IMO. The north is already pretty much lost, and with new roads coming it won't be long before the rest of Cambodia will be de-forested.
My suggestion is if you want to see what Thailand was like say 30-50 years ago. Come and visit Cambodia. If you think Thailand is too raw for you? You ain't going to like Cambodia. I suspect most all will not venture into the outback of Cambodia. A real shame, a truly beautiful place.
All the best and good birding, especially to my retired friends, Gary