48 Hours in Kep & Kampot
The coastal region of Cambodia is giving Angkor Wat a run for the money. Its vibe is often touted as "the Thailand of 20 years ago," and the bohemian beaches and small cities, seafood markets and scuba outfitters do much to confirm the glowing reputation. Kampot is famed for peppercorns and beloved for the examples of French Colonial architecture that largely survived the war. Kep—ramshackle, smaller, and more laid-back—is most known for the bustling daily seafood market and for its position as the jumping-off point for ferries to Rabbit Island.