Sihanoukville Travel Guide
Sihanoukville sits in Sihanoukville Province in beautiful Cambodia. From the exploring travelers to the lethargic holiday makers it draws and its truly stunning landscapes and scenery, Sihanoukville is worth a visit.
Sihanoukville boasts a pretty port with hundreds of brightly colored authentic fishing boats bringing home their daily catches. Also known as Kampong Som, this welcoming town is primarily a beach destination and is famous for its inspiring rich culture. It also has a lively nightlife with bar filled streets buzzing with vibrant music every night of the week.
The long stretches of pristine sandy beaches and great diving sites in the crystal clear sea draw tourists from all over the world to relax and experience this truly amazing terrain. Sihanoukville is famous for its beaches as the town itself has few tourist sites and less to investigate than other Cambodian towns of a similar size.
What it lacks in buildings and structural attractions, it makes up for with its gorgeous beaches. Sihanoukville also provides an array of recreational activities to take part in and due the wide expanse of sea that graces the coastline, most of the sports are water based.
Getting There & Away
The main gateway into the city is by boat as Sihanoukville International Airport has been closed for operations after a fatal plane crash. There is a daily ferry from Thailand which takes approximately 4 hours, 30 minutes, with buses and taxis arriving from Phnom Penh on national route 4 with a journey time of 4 hours.
Things to Do
- Otres Beach
The least developed in the area and therefore the most peaceful
- Ochheuteal Beach
Home to a variety of restaurants and bars that line the back of the beach and attract many locals and expats alike.
- Victory Beach
Fairly quiet and boasts a nice selection of budget guest houses in nearby weather station hill.
- Ream National Park
An enchanting mangrove nature reserve with local rangers offering private tours.
- Kampong Pier Nup Lok
The old fishing port is one mile north of the main port and hosts some pretty views.