Down along the water next to Kep's famous crab markets, ramshackle seafood restaurants on stilts sit precariously above the the lapping waves.
Made of flimsy things like bamboo and plastic, the structures leave you open to the elements; it feels like being on a boat, without actually getting on one. During the rainy season (as was our experience), there's not a lot separating you from the wild weather outside.
But I liked it all this way, being so close to and on top of the water, you have a front row seat for the waves, the women emptying crab pots and the wooden fishing boats out at sea. Oh and you can try some crazy fresh seafood too, the Kep crab is a speciality, it's even the town mascot. Our favourites were The Democrat and Holy Crab.