Knai Bang Chatt
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Bauhaus goes tropical

Kep-sur-Mer was the beach destination for French colonials and Cambodian high society to hang out back in the day and the spirit of a bygone era is elegantly recaptured at Knai Bang Chatt. With bold modernist architecture set on the simple but stylish seafront, this design-savvy retreat puts Kep right back on the map.

Knai Bang Chatt’s three renovated modernist villas were built in the Seventies by protégés of acclaimed Khmer architect Vann Molyvann (the man behind famous landmarks including Chaktomuk Conference Hall, the Council of Ministers, the State Palace and the 60,000 capacity National Sports Complex); look out for the V that pays homage to Molyvann. Founded by a pair of stylish Belgian expats, its name means ‘a rainbow encircling the sun’.
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