A breadth of endless sunshine, Sihanoukville is a city for partiers and beachgoers, situated on the tip of a peninsula in Cambodia. Known for its unspoilt palm-lined beaches, Sihanoukville is a premier tourist destination by day and rowdy nightlife haven by night.
Things to do in Krong Preah Sihanouk
If you’re looking for a plot of sand to call your own, head to Otres Beach. This vast stretch of oceanfront has managed to evade major developers. Reserve a beach bungalow for the evening and enjoy an intimate oceanside experience.
Embrace some of Sihanoukville’s culture heritage by spending a few hours at Wat Leu, a bright yellow Buddhist temple that sits on a hill overlooking the city below. Located just 1.5 kilometres from the city centre, the spectacular views are worth the trip. The temple is dedicated to Samdech Preah Sangareach Choun Nath, a Cambodian Buddhist leader.
If you’re looking to dine or drink on the oceanfront, you won’t get any closer than Serendipity Beach, where bars and restaurants have seating that stretches quite literally to the water. This tourist-centric area is ideal for a romantic evening or lively occasion.
With food offerings from all corners of the world, the hardest decision will be where to dine first. The Taj Mahal offers superb Indian for curry-lovers while Pappa Pippo delivers delightful homemade Italian pasta. If you’re craving some traditional Cambodian, Sandan is the place to go.
Getting around Krong Preah Sihanouk
Long distances buses serve as your gateway into Sihanoukville. You can take a tuk-tuk around town to travel like a local or explore on foot.