Dec 03, 2005
Jun 20, 2006
Sihanoukville, named after the popular King Sihanouk, is the main beach resort of Cambodia. It is easy to reach as it is on the newest and best constructed Highway connecting to Phnom Penh. There are 4 beaches, in two quite separate areas of the town, and needing a motodop (Motor bike taxi) to travel between them. Howewer, there is not a huge amount to do here, except be lazy on the beach, in the water, and in the watering-holes, (of which there are plenty), in the evenings. It is also a convenient stopping-off point for travellers who wish to leave Cambodia for Thailand, or to enter via this nearby border at the town of Koh Kong. However there is not a direct road between the two towns, so most people go on the fast boat that leaves daily, and gives nice views of the coastline and the many fishing villages that are dotted along it. I did not venture to some of the other southern places like Kep, or Kampot, as my timing was fixed regarding returning for my flight on my next leg to India, departing from Bangkok.