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Sihanoukville, Cambodia

Sihanoukville also known as Kampong Som, is a province in southern Cambodia on the Gulf of Thailand. This port city is a growing Cambodian urban center, located 185 kilometres (115 mi) southwest of the Cambodian capital, Phnom Penh.

The main attraction at Sihanoukville is the beaches. Beaches that line the west contour of the city from north to south are Victory Beach, Lamherkay Beach, Koh Pos Beach, Independence Beach, Sokha Beach, Serendipity Beach, Ochheuteal Beach and Otres Beach. The most popular beaches are Ochheuteal, Sokha, Independence and Victory. Tourists can take water taxis to the nearby islands for diving, snorkeling, and game fishing.

Things to See & Do

* Beaches
* Kampong Pier Nup Lok
* Ream National Park
* Koh Russei & Koh Rong islands
* Scuba diving & snorkeling

General information

Cruise Season – Jan – Dec
Currency – Riel (KHR)
Language – Khmer
Population – 200,000 approx
Land Area – 868 km²
Electricity – 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below
Time – GMT plus hours seven hours
International Country Telephone Code – +855

Port Location – The Sihanoukville port is located approximately 4 km from the downtown area.

Travel Links – The province is served by Sihanoukville International Airport, 18 kilometres (11 mi) from downtown, although it has a limited commercial operation.

Phnom Penh Sorya Transport, GST Express, and Mekong Express operate hourly bus services from Phnom Penh, taking 3-4 hours. Rith Mony, Bun Thou, and Virak Buntham Express operate daily air-conditioned minibus service leaving at 8:30AM to/from the the border with Thailand at Koh Kong/Hat Lek, taking about 5 hours.

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