Cambodia isn’t all about temples, you know? Well, if it isn’t then where do people go for an escape? Surely there must be a beach worthy of a relaxing getaway? You questions have been answered in the form of Sihanoukville.
Sihanoukville is one of Southeast Asia’s rising beach stars. Sure Thailand, Indonesia and to an extent Vietnam gets all the attention. But that may just serve you well. The crowds are noticeable less than some of the other beaches in the region.
Sitting on a headland that overlooks the azure waters of the Gulf of Thailand, Sihanoukville is also pretty relaxed and when compared to Southeast Asia’s more developed beach destinations. Its location is also quite convenient, about 180 kilometers or so southwest of the capital Phnom Penh.
So what’s over at at this Cambodian beach resort town? What makes it so special? If white sands, palm-lined beaches, blue waters suitable for swimming, snorkeling, diving and sailing don’t catch your attention, then we just don’t know what will. And if you need to come out at night, then Ochetual Beach with its wide selection of restaurants, cafes and bars as well as availability of fresh seafood dining options should satisfy.
A trip to Sihanoukville gives you added bonus experiences outside of a beach destination. What do we mean? Well, Ream National Park is nearby. Yes, there are beaches there but also included in the protected area are mangrove forests and some pretty cool animals such as the endangered freshwater dolphin, mouse deer or rhesus monkey. Bird watchers are also in for a treat as more than 150 bird species call Ream home.
Looking for a break from the capital? Sihanoukville is the answer! Just hop in a car and enjoy a nice smooth ride to the country’s top beach destination, where relaxation and beachside bliss await. Do what you like here; after all, this is your Sihanoukville Beach Escape holiday.
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