With its beaches and casinos, Sihanoukville is primarily a tourist attraction, though one with an industrial deepwater port. Because of the tourist industry, the town has a more lighthearted flavor to it than Phnom Penh. Situated on the eastern part of the Gulf of Thailand, Sihanoukville is a peninsula and has several beaches and small, offshore islands. It was founded in 1964 and is much more urban and modern than other Cambodian cities.

    Considering the modest amount of visitors Sihanoukville has, the town features more than ample hotels, restaurants and bars. With its 5 beaches and 3 islands to relax on, Sihanoukville provides a peaceful counterpoint to Thailand's sometimes crowded beaches.

    What to see & do in Sihanoukville

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    Sihanoukville, on the south-western tip of Cambodia, is one of Southeast Asia’s top beach resorts. It attracts travelers from around the world to its wonderful coastline. From Sihanoukville’s long white-sand beaches, you can swim in the warm waters of the Gulf of Thailand or engage in exciting watersports that include snorkeling, scuba diving and sea kayaking. There's also culture to admire and Sihanoukville’s modern casinos where you can... Read more

    Where & what to eat in Sihanoukville

    • 5 Best Restaurants in Sihanoukville

      The best restaurants in Sihanoukville offer varied cuisines in settings, styles and price ranges that are as enticing as the flavors. This is especially true as the Cambodian beach resort destination increases in popularity. The mix includes a variety of top-class eateries, while the more relaxed atmosphere of Otres Beach offers tranquil and romantic settings. Our selection of the...

    Where to go & what to do at night in Sihanoukville

    • 3 Best Nightlife in Sihanoukville

      Nightlife in Sihanoukville is quite a broad spectrum of attractions. Through this compilation, we’ve tried to reflect the surprising array of choices available in Cambodia’s most popular coastal city. On one side of the scale, you'll find cheap and cheerful beer bars with fairly adult themes, and at the other end, you’ll find luxurious casinos. The middle ground, the nightlife...

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    • Getting Around Sihanoukville

      Getting around Sihanoukville generally means finding some kind of vehicle because the distances are often just on the borderline between being comfortably walkable and being an endurance test. Fortunately, while the choices of public transportation are fairly limited, they're widely available and affordable, so getting between beaches and major attractions is quite easy. It is important to note that no...

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