Sihanoukville Guide

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Ream National Park

Ream national Park was declared a protected area in 1993 by royal decree because of its national, scientific, educational and recreational values. It’s situated approximately 18km east of Sihanoukville.

 

Ochheuteal Beach

Ochheuteal Beach is the most active beach in Sihanoukville and very popular with travelers and weekenders alike. Thatch-roofed seafood shacks and beach bars line the  sand  from  one end of Ochheuteal to the other. Next to it is “Serendipity beach” which is especially popular with budget travelers.

 

Otres Beach

Otres Beach is the next beach south of Ochheuteal and in many way resembles Ochheuteal. The road over the hill form Ochheuteal (through Queen Hill Resort) allows easy access to Otres Beach and is relatively new. Otres beach is largely undeveloped and often more secluded than the other tourist beaches of Sihanoukville. There are scattered grass umbrellas along the beach and few thatch roof beach bars and restaurants clustered toward near the end.

 

Independence Beach

Independence Beach is a white sandy beach named after the 7-storey Independence Hotel in the area. The Independence Beach is calm and quiet and the perfect place to relax.

 

Hawaii Beach

Hawaii Beach is peppered by thatched roofed eateries and cafés and has always been quite popular.

 

Sokha Beach

Sokha Beach Resort takes up and blocks off of Sokha Beach as a private for their hotel residents. However, a small part of this stretch of beach is still open to public. Visitors who want to spend a day on the private, uncrowded shoreline can do so by paying a small fee. The fee also includes use of Sokha Resort’s pools and facilities.

 

Victory Beach

At over two kilometers, Victory beach is quite long but it is divided into two by a rocky point and a small hill. The section of Victory Beach that contains the Vietnam-Cambodia Monument (Victory Monument) is popular because it is a bit quieter and more relaxed than Ochheuteal Beach and there are a few food beach bars and restaurants right on the sand. Victory Beach is a particularly good beach from which to view sunsets.

 

Lomherkay Beach

Lomherkay Beach is also known s “Hawaii Beach, King’s Beach, South Channel Beach.” Like the other major beaches, Lomherkay Beach is lined with umbrellas and chairs and little beach shack bars and seafood restaurants, though nowhere near as densely as Ochheuteal. Lomherkay Beach is get a bit less tourists than Ochheuteal and Serendipity beaches. Access the beach from the small rod at the southern end.

 

Kbal Chhay Waterfall

The Kbal Chhay Waterfall, approximately 16km from downtown Sihanoukville on national road 4, gives visitors a little taste of paradise. The 14m high waterfalls were discovered in 1960 and developed into a source of fresh water for Sihanoukville in 1998. It has definitely emerged as a favorite among local and foreign visitors.

 

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