Sihanoukville (Kampong Som) Cambodia
Welcome to SIHANOUKVILLE CAMBODIA and The Sihanoukville Visitors Guide. Sihanoukville is Cambodia's premier beach town,
sporting miles of white sand beaches, picturesque islands and warm tropical waters. Sihanoukville also serves as a travel hub for the coastal towns of southern Cambodia - Kampot, Kep, Koh Kong and
beyond. This website is the online version of the print publication - The Sihanoukville Visitors Guide - is Cambodia's first, most comprehensive and widely circulated guide to the beaches, restaurants,
bars, hotels, entertainment, transportation and most of what you'll need for your visit to Sihanoukville, Kampot, Kep, and Koh Kong.
Sihanoukville was founded as a port town half a century ago, but
these days is as much a beach town and tourist destination, catering to weekenders from Phnom Penh and a steadily increasing number of foreign visitors. The town sits on a beach lined peninsula jutting
into the Gulf of Thailand and the pace of life in this provincial town is very relaxed and unhurried. The beaches offer umbrellas, thatched roofed eateries and bars and a growing number of nearby
restaurants, pubs, bungalows and a range of hotels, all making for a laid-back, beachy atmosphere and a great little tropical getaway. Sihanoukville is a place to unwind by the beach, enjoy the fresh
from-the-ocean seafood, party at the bars and happenings, take in an island trip or scuba trip and generally slow down, lay back and chill-out.
Sihanoukville has a more than ample supply of
accommodations, including a 5-star resort complex on Sokha Beach, several mid-range places downtown and at the beaches, a few 'upscale' three-star hotels, and dozens of budget guesthouses, especially on
Weather Station Hill (Victory Hill). Considering the moderate number of visitors to Sihanoukville, the town offers a surprising number and variety of restaurants and bars. Fresh seafood, especially crab,
prawns and ocean fish, has always been one of the town's biggest draws, but there is also a wide variety of places offering foreign cuisines - Australian, French, Indian, German, Sri Lankan, British,
Italian, pizza places and even a couple of western-style bakeries. And these days Sihanoukville offers a pretty good night life as well with a wide variety of bars staying open well into the wee hours,
especially on Weather Station Hill, in the downtown area, and the beach bars on Ochheuteal, ‘Serendipity’ and Victory Beaches.