#PNPTAKESYOUTO: 8 Things To do in Sihanoukville, Cambodia
April 07 2019
Sihanoukville. Credits: Travel Triangle
It’s rather thrilling to find another new beach/ island adventure. As Air Asia has opened a new destination to Sihanoukville, Cambodia. We thought that, this will be the talk of the town!
Sihanoukville is Cambodia’s premier beach town, also known as Kampong Som. With it’s white sandy beaches, warm tropical sea breeze, adventures & food to be explored.
Here are 8 things to do in Sihanoukville:
- Visit Ochheuteal Beach
Ochheuteal Beach. Credits: Pinterest
This 4-km long beach is the most popular spot in Sihanoukville, Cambodia. The infamous Serendipity Beach is just at the Northern end, which we’ll go into more details soon!
If you’re into the classy yet humble lifestyle, there are a plethora of mid-range hotels nearby with loads of food options open for you. Though you’re required to rent your beach chairs, you can choose where you want to enjoy your sunrise/sunset moments.
- Serendipity Beach
Serendipity Beach. Credits: Lonely Planet
If you’re planning on a trip with your partner, it’s a must to stop by the Serendipity Beach. Located just at the northwestern end of Ochheuteal Beach, let the waves of the ocean relax your mood and enjoy your stay there!
- Otres Beach
Otres Beach. Credits: My Simple Sojourn
Otres Beach is known as the backpackers’ paradise. From affordable beach huts to boutique hotels, there are plenty for you to choose from.
Take note though: there are 3 distinct sections for this area, depending on your own personal preference. Otres 1 is the busiest among them all, while Otres 2 is rather chilling and quiet. There lies the Otres Village as well, an estuary area for the locals.
- Snorkelling In Sihanoukville
Snorkelling in Sihanoukville. Credits: Travel Triangle
When it comes to experiencing the beauty of Sihanoukville, going down underwater is a must-have activity! Cambodia is well known for its nature, especially their beautiful ecosystems. You can join any snorkelling companies to take you on a ride.
- Experience Bioluminescent Plankton at night
Bioluminescent Plankton at Sihanoukville. Credits: Crooked Compass
The photo says it all! Nature at its best and it’s your turn to experience it yourself! Koh Rong is just a 2-hour boat ride from Sihanoukville, however you need to be sure to have your accommodation booked, as there are very limited number of guests houses and bungalows for any staycation.
- The Kbal Chhay Waterfalls
Kbal Chhay Waterfall. Credits: Pinterest
The Kbal Chhay Waterfalls at Sihanoukville is situated on the Prek Tuk Sap River located about 30 minutes away from Sihanoukville. Fret not on where to eat your meals, there are a few food stalls around the area so you can enjoy their local delights while having fun!
*Tip: The falls can be best viewed during the wet season in Sihanoukville (July to October)
- Visit Ream National Park and explore exotic species!
Ream National Park
Raem National Park is one of the stops you shouldn’t miss! Exotic and endangered species can still be seen here. There are many beaches nearby the area with a plethora of food for you to enjoy as well!
- Explore historical temple
Wat Leu Temple. Credits: Lonely Planet
The Wat Leu Temple is a must to visit when you’re in the area. One of the more picturesque wats (Buddha Temple), with admirable architecture designs symbolising its religious and historic moments.
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