The crab market at Kep is the beating heart of the village. It supplies fresh and cooked seafood to locals and traders as well as to the dozen or so seafood restaurants that line the lagoon. At one end it is open to the bright sunlight, and at the other it is dark and saturnal, lit only by overhead bulbs from above and the charcoal fires of the cooking ovens from below.

The market crab ladies are either cooking the catch or bargaining and trading with customers - either way they are as mysterious and striking as their fellow crab ladies on the jetties.

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