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Top 8 Things to Do in Sihanoukville

Sihanoukville, on the southwest coast of Cambodia, is the largest harbour and one of the three most famous tourist destinations in the country.

Here you can enjoy spectacular views of coconut groves, white sandy beaches and pristine islands. From time to time, the delicious smell of fresh sea food fills your nostrils. Fishing villages and fisheries form a unique and attractive landscape. We call it vacationers’ paradise.

Explore the Beauty of a Pristine Natural Environment

Koh Rong Island

Recommended length of visit: two to three days

Although Koh Rong is the biggest island in Sihanoukville province, it remains relatively undeveloped. Having been isolated for decades, it retains an untamed and pristine natural environment of coral reefs, tropical palm forests and rainforests, waterfalls, clear seas and white beaches.

After touring such nature, you’ll find life feels fine lying horizontal in a hammock and drinking coconut milk.

Koh Rong is renowned as Asia’s third seaside resort, after Phuket and Koh Samui.

Live Aloof from the World for a While

Koh Rong Samloem Island

Recommended length of visit: one day

Compared with Koh Rong, Koh Rong Samloem remains well off the beaten track. Surrounded by mountains north and south, the island looks like a dumbbell, with white beaches west and east.

If you are in search of pure vacation, this will be a good choice for you. Here, only one ferry a day and no shopping malls means very few people will interrupt you. It’s over to you to enjoy this peaceful time; an opportunity to rest and think.

Enjoy the Cozy Life on a Private Beach

Sokha Beach or Independence Beach

Recommended length of visit: half a day

Sokha Beach, the most beautiful beach in Sihanoukville, is owned by Sokha holiday village. Another private beach, Independence Beach, is named after the Independence Hotel. These two beaches feature a quiet environment and luxurious recreational facilities.

Ordering an icy milkshake, reading an interesting book or surfing the internet, all from the comfort of a beach chair, you can feel free to enjoy these moments of leisure.

Watch a Stunning Sunset Over the Sea

The Victory Beach

Recommended length of visit: two to three hours

Victory Beach, in the northwest of Sihanoukville, is more than 2,000 meters long. It’s popular with backpackers and budget travelers and is still the best place for watching the sunset. There is a mountain here, the Victory Mountain, from which you can see the whole panorama of beach plus pretty sunset.

Whether sitting on the mountain peak or sailing on a boat at dusk, you will really appreciate the stunning sunset.

Experience the Excitement of Nightlife

Serendipity Beach

Recommended length of visit: three to five hours

Serendipity Beach is the latest rage among tourists; particularly popular among backpackers. Here you can find plenty of cheap guesthouses, restaurants and pubs.

When darkness falls, a hot night follows. Walking along the street, you’ll hear music resounding the whole way. You’ll have the chance to drink some beer, listen to some music and shake off any cobwebs.

Feel the Wonder of Nature

Ream National Park

Recommended length of visit: half a day

Ream National Park, built in 1993, is of great value in terms of science, education and entertainment. It contains lots of precious plants and animals, including mangrove forests, wetlands, monkeys, eagles and dolphins.

You can rent a boat and have a trip along the river. On this boat tour, you will be wowed by everything you see.

Discover the Secrets of Many Islands

Island-hopping tour

Recommended length of visit: half a day

There are many uninhabited islands in Sihanoukville. If you can’t make a decision about which islands to visit, you can take a boat tour to see a variety of different ones. On this tour, you’ll visit many islands, some of which are desert islands and most of which are undeveloped.

Anyone interested in primitive life without modern facilities should try this tour. We think you’ll like it.

Stroll Around a Cambodian Market

Psar Leu

Recommended length of visit: half a day

Psar Leu is a local market and popular with locals and foreigners. Various goods are sold here, including clothes, daily supplies, souvenirs and food.

If you are a foodie, you won’t want to miss this market. You can taste all kinds of local food at a very low price. Fried insect, a traditional snack, is very popular here among locals. If, however, you want to try anything new, it’ll be entirely up to you what you choose.

Strolling around the market and talking with locals will make you feel you are in the real Cambodia.

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