The provincial town of Kep in Cambodia is famous for the crabs around the world. To welcome the visitors, the locals have built a Crab Statue out in the sea, which is the icon of Kep. The giant blue crab statue, built on a wooden platform rising from the sea, catches the attention of the tourists instantly, and in front of it is the bay area comprising of the Crab Market and series of wooden restaurants serving local crab cuisines. The statue is among the latest additions to the attractions in Kep. It has a welcome sign along with a note stating 'Kep Kep clean,' indicating the tourists to maintain the cleanliness in Kep.
Next to it is the Kep Beach, with its shore lined up with local shops selling souvenirs and food. It is a great place to spend early hours of morning or evening near the Crab statue to experience Kep's market life.