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[Asia Travel] Cambodia: Sihanoukville

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Sihanoukville is known as a resort area in Cambodia. Sihanoukville is a port city facing the Gulf of Thailand, very close to Phnom Penh. Sihanoukville has become a popular destination in recent years as a resort with beautiful beaches. Although the situation has changed due to the online casino illegalization regulations announced by the Cambodian government in 2019, it is still recognized as a famous tourist destination in Cambodia.

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Location

Sihanoukville is a port city in the southern part of Cambodia.

History

Sihanoukville is a very new city built in 1964. From that, it has little history, and it is only a few decades to date. Sihanoukville has untouched nature as it was, and in recent years it has begun to be developed as a resort area. Chinese capital entered and the casino prospered, but in 2019 it was regulated by the Cambodian government and the bubble burst.

Climate

Sihanoukville is a very hot and humid land. It changes from 23 ° C to 34 ° C throughout the year.

Language

20 languages are used in Cambodia. Among them, Khmer, Cham and French are used.

Security

Since the bubble burst in Sihanoukville, crime has been increasing. Be aware that firearm crimes, drugs and trafficking are on the rise.

Race

Khmer people make up 86%. Others are Vietnamese and Chinese.

industry

Since Sihanoukville is the only international port in Cambodia, trade is very active. Furthermore, because it is a resort area, the tourism industry is very active.

religion

Theravada Buddhism is the state religion in Cambodia. Freedom of religion is guaranteed and Muslims also live there.

currency

Riel is used in Cambodia.

Sightseeing spot 1 : Ochheuteal Beach

Famous beach in Sihanoukville. The beach is lined with bungalow restaurants and you can enjoy local food. There are many Western tourists, and there are many people who are relaxed.

Sightseeing spot 2 : Golden lion

If you’re traveling around the city, you’ll almost certainly see the Golden Lion. It is popular as a symbol of the city in Sihanoukville.

Sightseeing spot 3 : Phsar Leu Market 

The market is lined with products such as fish and shellfish, vegetables, clothing, and shoes. A lot of fish and shellfish are sold, and fish unique to the tropics are also sold.

Sightseeing spot 4 : Wat Leu

Sihanoukville A temple on a high hill overlooking the city. The back of the temple is like an observatory, from which you can see the city. Also known as a sunset spot.

Sightseeing spot 5 : Koh Rong

Rong Island is an island that has been developed as a resort area in recent years. It is said to be an unexplored region of Cambodia. Rong Island is lined with bars along the beach and attracts a large number of tourists.

Sightseeing spot 6 : Kbal Chhay Waterfall

Although it is a relatively small waterfall, it is a place where local residents are also bathing. The waterfall is not well known to tourists, but it is well known to locals.

Sightseeing spot 7 : Independence Beach

It is a little-known beach with few people. The scenery is outstanding and very quiet. It is a beach recommended for those who want to relax.

Sightseeing spot 8 : Ream National Park

It is a national park designated in 1993. The vast park is overgrown with rainforests and mangrove forests, where you can observe the wildlife that live there.

Hotel

Sihanoukville has plenty of accommodation. Sihanoukville International Airport is nearby. Tickets and accommodations can be booked from the link below. It also supports other languages.

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