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Sihanouk Ville Province Cambodia, Sihanouk Ville Travel Guide, Transportation in Sihanouk Ville, Sihanouk Ville Information

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Sihanouk Ville

Sihanouk ville is located in the south of Cambodia. It is 185 kilometres (115 mi) southwest of Phnom Penh in a small Peninsula and Bahia. Beaches are the main feature that attracts national and foreign visitors. A small archipelago is embedded by the Sihanouk ville Bahia off its south and west coast. The commercial and international port is located at the north west. The limits of its territory: North and West Koh Kong province, East Kompot province and south Gulf of Thailand.

Beaches that line the west contour of the city from north to south are Victory Beach, Lamherkay Beach, Koh Pos Beach, Independence Beach, Sokha Beach, Serendipity Beach, Ochheuteal Beach and Otres Beach. The most popular beaches are Ochheuteal, Sokha, Independence and Victory. Tourists can take water taxis to the nearby islands for diving, snorkeling, and game fishing.


The peninsula is separated from the central plains of Cambodia by the Damrei Mountains, especially the Bouk Kou. The city is also

Being a rather small province, Sihanoukville has two main urban centers: the port itself and the Prey Nob District, 46 kilometers from Sihanoukville downtown to the north. The city is connected to Phnom Penh by National Road No. 4; to Kompot Province by NR 3 and to Koh Kong Province.

There are also sea routes to Koh Kong, Kompot, Vietnam and Thailand from the Sihanounville port.


  • Country Cambodia
  • Official 1964
  • Provincial status 2008
  • Government
    • Governor H.E. Sbong Sarath
  • Area
    • Total 868 km2 (335.1 sq mi)
  • Population (2008)
    • Total 199,902
    • Density 230.3/km2 (596.5/sq mi) Provincial population
  • Time zone UTC+07
  • Dialing code +855
  • ISO 3166 code KH-18



Clear shoreline of Bamboo Island:

  • Occheuteal Beach and Serendipity Beach: Occheuteal Beach is a long and narrow strip of beach lined with Casuarina trees, grass umbrellas, rental chairs and little drink huts. Many huts were bulldozed by the government to make way for a supposed new resort. This has raised concerns with human rights organizations. The northern section has become known as Serendipity Beach and is a popular beach with western tourists, noted for small guesthouse rooms right on the beach. Aside from these guest houses on the beach there are around 30 beach huts serving good value meals and a wide selection of drinks. Most popular huts along this stretch of beach are the Shore bar which hold regular beach parties. The sustainability of the Occheuteal beach was a primary consideration of various stakeholders, which brought about the development of a tourism development and management plan in 2005.
  • Otres Beach: Beyond a small headland at the south end of Ochheuteal is the similar Otres Beach.
  • Sokha Beach: Sokha Beach is located just west of Serendipity Beach. This beach is privately owned by Sokha Beach Hotel, the first five-star luxury beach hotel in Cambodia. It provides many facilities with a wide white sandy beach, but hotel guards may prevent visitors who are not guests from going on to the beach.
  • Independence Beach: Independence Beach is located next to Sokha Beach on its west. The beach was named after the old Independence Hotel. This beach offers a good stretch of clean sand. Situated at the northern end of the beach is Independence Hoteland Koh Pos Beach with a tiny island only 800m off the coast. Koh Pos is known for its rock strewn shoreline.
  • Victory Beach: Victory beach is situated at the furthest north of the peninsula of Sihanoukville. It was the original backpacker beach and is still popular with budget travelers. At the northern end of the beach is located the deep sea port. Apart from white sand and blue sea, this beach offers a good spot to enjoy the sunset.

At the south end of Victory Beach is another small strand of sand called Lamherkey Beach. It is the place where a French/ Cambodian construction team laid groundwork for the construction of the new Port of Kampong Som during the 1950s. At this beach, you can hire a boat to nearby islands.



Many vacation activities around town are related to the beaches. Swimming and sunning, trips to the islands, scuba diving, fishing, and snorkeling. Within town, there are many themed restaurants and bars owned by people from all over the world. Buddhist temples, mountain biking, walking around downtown and the central market,shopping, paragliding, and seeing the Cambodian culture are also popular activities.


Nightlife in Sihanoukville:

Sihanoukville is a great place to relax in, with its numerous beach resorts and plenty of water sports to engage in.

However, the party does not stop at sundown in Sihanoukville. There are a number of places that make the nights in this town full of fun. From bars and restaurants, to casinos and moviehouses, Sihanoukville has a variety of options to choose from for those who want to spend the night partying and full of life.


Rabbit Island (Koh Tonsay)
Rabbit Island (Koh Tonsay in Khmer) is a great day trip which takes approximately half an hour by boat from Kep Beach. Bring your swimmers and have a paddle in the warm sheltered water, or just sun bathe on the beautiful beaches. There are a few vendors on the island serving crab curry and occasionally, a cold beer (you might like to pack your own.) A boat to Rabbit Island will cost you $15 for a return trip. Make sure to protect yourself from the sun as most boats don't have shelter.

Boat Trip to the Islands :
This full-day boat trip will take you to the beautiful islands off shore of Sihanouville's beaches on the Gulf of Thailand. It’s an opportunity to enjoy the sunlight and sea breezes while having a fresh seafood barbeque for lunch. The easy-going afternoon is spent on the white sandy beach. Snorkeling or scuba diving equipment and lessons are also available.


Ream National Park - Sihanoukville:
Ream National Park is 18 kilometres from downtown Sihanoukville, towards Phnom Penh to the park entrance. Boat trips on the river and through the mangrove channels, then into the Gulf of Thailand. The park offers walking tours of the mountain, safari tours of the smaller mammals and birds and waterfalls. Wat Ream, a Buddhist temple, is also worth a trip. By the seaside, there are dozens of food stands, specializing in fresh seafood. Read more: Ream National Park - Sihanoukville Tours and Excursions http://www.visit-mekong.com/cambodia/tours/ream-national-park.htm#ixzz18vT3CNvx


Phnom Ta-aun & Phnom Sia Caves:
This half-day adventure tour promises a fun and fascinating hike at Phnom Ta-aun & Phnom Sia caves. The caves’ exteriors are not very photogenic but the interiors are spectacular with a vast complex of passageways, amphitheatres, stalactites and strange rock formations. Many areas of the cave are lit by sunlight filtering through fissures in the rock. Between these it is a bit dark, but it is this low, mysterious lighting that gives the caves their charm.


Island In Sihanouk Ville

Name Island English Name Province
Koh Chaluh Preah Sihanouk
Koh Damlong Preah Sihanouk
Koh Kong Preah Sihanouk
Koh Kteah Preah Sihanouk
Koh Mano Preah Sihanouk
Koh Polaway Preah Sihanouk
Koh Pous Snake Island Preah Sihanouk
Koh Rong Preah Sihanouk
Koh Rong Samlon Preah Sihanouk
Koh Russei Bamboo Island Preah Sihanouk
Koh Sampoch Preah Sihanouk
Koh Sdech King's Island Preah Sihanouk
Koh Seh Preah Sihanouk
Koh Sramoach Preah Sihanouk
Koh Tang Tang Island Preah Sihanouk
Koh Ta Kiev Preah Sihanouk
Koh Ta Team Preah Sihanouk
Koh Thass Preah Sihanouk
Koh Thmei New Island Preah Sihanouk
Koh Tral Preah Sihanouk
Koh Traolach Preah Sihanouk
Koh Treas Preah Sihanouk


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