- Location: in the south of Cambodia, 230 kilometres (143 mi) southwest of Phnom Penh on a small peninsula,
Status: a growing Cambodian urban center, an international sea port
Area: 868 km2 (335 sq mi)
The relaxed beach atmosphere with many popular beaches and a beautiful small archipelago
Sihanoukville is a beautiful coastal city of Cambodia located on the Gulf of Thailand. Just 185 kilometers far from the capital of Phnom Penh, Sihanoukville has become a tourist destination recently thanks to the white sand beaches, pristine islands and high quality infrastructure.
Sihanoukville is a youngest city of Cambodia founded in 1960 after dependence from France colony. Sihanoukville is named after the name of King Norodom Sihanouk to honor one of the greatest kings of Cambodia. It is not also an attractive tourist destination but also an important port of the whole Cambodia Kingdom.
Sihanoukville is favored by the nature with long and white sand beaches, jade and clean sea water, waves swashing the shore all around the year. There are dozen of unexploited and beautiful beaches from the north to the south of Sihanouk Ville such as Victory Beach, Serendipity Beach, Occheuteal Beach, Sokha Beach, etc. Relaxing on the beach, listening to the sound of wind breezing through the row of coconuts, enjoying the fresh and cool atmosphere is the most wonderful thing in Sihanouk Ville. Besides, tourists can take part in a variety of exciting outdoor activities such as swimming, windsurfing, snorkeling, sunbathing, going swimming, etc. Watching the moment of sunrise or sunset when the bright sunrays gradually lighten the immense blue water surface will leave absolutely unforgettable impression on you. Tourists also can take a boat for sailing to an island as beautiful as picture, enjoy swimming or having a BBQ meal with sea food will give you such a joyful time.
In addition, Sihanoukville is also endowed with rich biodiversity of Ream National Park nearby. Located 18 km far from Sihanoukville in the south-east Cambodia, Ream National Park owns diverse flora and fauna with beaches, mangrove forests, tropical jungles, over 150 species of birds and a population of monkey and many other kinds of animals among which some protected by NGOs.
Moreover, being there, tourists will have chance to taste extremely fresh seafood and drink cheery Angkor Beer – the most famous product of Sihanouk Ville. You will enjoy the most comfortable and joyful time in Sihanoukville as many high quality hotels, resorts, restaurants and bars there thanks to the investment in tourism of Cambodia Kingdom.
Overall, Sihanouk Ville is obviously a worth-visiting place in Cambodia for enjoying and relaxing in cool and refreshing atmosphere.