Preah Sihanouk

Preah Sihanouk province is the getaway place from the buzzing capital of Phnom Penh or if you are looking for a place to relax after exploring the magnificent ancient temple in Siem Reap. It is the coastal province of the Kingdom with pristine white beaches and nice hotels to stay. Preah Sihanouk province has become one of the best seaside destinations in Asia to be explore. It is about 230 km southwest of Phnom Penh and boasts pristine white-sand beaches, unspoiled tropical islands, and a dynamic nightlife.

Koh Russei, a Beautiful Island in Preah Sihanouk Province

Koh Russei is one of a group of small islands located about 10 km from the port city of Preah Sihanouk, in southern Cambodia. This island is a green, gilt-edged crescent, resting on emerald or blue water and it is really a jewel of a beach with fine pink or ochre sand and mysterious forest. For those loving the sun falling into the sea whilst surrounded by jungle sounds, Koh Russei is the place.
Most travelers discover the place on one of the ubiquitous Three Island boat tours which all go to the same islands (Koh Ta Kiev, Koh Craloh, and Koh Russei) for mediocre snorkeling and a great seafood lunch. Once they've seen Koh Russei, many travelers want to come back and stay a while, and for those who have – or make – the time to stay here, it's often an unexpected highlight of their travels in Cambodia. You can reach Koh Russei by private boat for US$5 per person.

Sokha Beach : Sokha beach is adjoins O'Cheuteal Beach and is located just west of Serendipity Beach. Occupying all of Sokha Beach, the Sokha Beach Resort offers beachside luxury accommodation. The beach is open to the general public as well as guests of the resort to enjoy freely. Sokha is a beautiful beach, a crescent of sand about one kilometer long and comparatively wide so that there is plenty of sand left during high tide. The fine off-white sand is perfectly groomed these days, but the beach is fairly quiet by comparison to nearby Ochheuteal and Serendipity. There aren't little seafood snacks on Sokha like the other beaches but there are a series of gazebos and upscale beach bars/restaurants run by the Sokha Beach Resort.
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 travellers.

Otres Beach : is the next beach south of Ochheuteal and in much 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: The Independence Beach in Sihanoukville is a calm and quiet sea side destination in the city of numerous beaches. It is just the place for you to spend some quiet moments with your loved ones while taking pleasure in the untamed beauties of nature. With no interruption at all, you can spend time in this Sihanoukville sightseeing spot just the way you want to.
An endless strip of sand glistening in the sun, followed by the soothing blue water, is a picture of the Independence Beach in Sihanoukville. Unperturbed by the happenings beyond its vicinity, this beach takes you far away to a land of fantasy. As its name suggest you can literally feel liberated in the freshness of the entire surrounding. However as a matter of fact the Independence Beach at Sihanoukville has been given this name after a popular hotel that used to be in this area, the Independence Hotel but has now been replaced by a lovely resort. The entire area of the beach is larger in length than in width and covers a distance of over a kilometer. Right next to the Independence Beach in Sihanoukville is also the Sokha Beach on its western side.

Victory Beach, the place to be Sihanoukville:

Victory Beach is one of the beach resorts in Preah Sihanouk Province, also known as Sihanoukville, located in the southwestern part of Cambodia. It is nearest beach resort upon reaching the crossings of Nat'l Highway No. 4 and Phe St. (the crossing with Tela and Sokimex petrol stations), on the northern part of the province. The beach is named after the Victory Hill as the beach is situated on the base of the hill, also known as the Weather Station Hill, and the Victory Monument, also situated in the area.
Used to be known as a popular backpackers area, Victory Beach gradually developed to a commercial area with more establishments and amenities opened for business. Among those are the Holiday Palace Casino and Hotel, located across the street, the Chhne Mlup Chhrey Restaurant, a popular restaurant among the locals offering delicious seafood .The Airport Club, a popular night spot in the town famous of its hangar roof and Antonov plane parked inside and more restaurants along the beach.
          At daytime, it is the preferred area for those who prefer a tranquil place to enjoy the sun and the beach. Beach chairs and umbrellas line-up the white sand and there are boats for hire at the jetty for those who love island hopping. Victory beach also offers a beautiful sunset view while accommodations on the hilltop give you the best spot of the sunrise.
       So if you're looking for a place to both relax during daytime and enjoy as the sun goes down on the beach, it's the Victory Beach is the place to be in Preah Sihanouk province.

Public Fishing: Every weekend and also on national holidays, we can always see local and international tourists coming from different locations to go swimming in the sea, which is in Sihanouk province. Besides swimming in the ocean, there are many public fishing at Sihanouk province but there are 4 publics fishing which are most interesting. Firstly, Poy Komping – which is an ideal resort situated between Independent Beach and Sokha Beach. Sea fishing at this place will make you feel contented, because there are trees to shade you and plenty of fresh air and there are many different kinds of fish available and there are many big rocks that make it easier to help you catch fish there. Secondly, Stung Hav – is the place which will provide you with fresh air for good health and it is by a beautiful beach with a wide open space. Thirdly, Poy O'chheuteal which is located between O'Chheuteal beach and Sokha beach,and Lastly, Kompong Phe – which is located between the sea port International and Mlup Chhrey.
Tourists who come to visit these places can wash away their worries and troubles by enjoying fishing and see the view of the big ocean, whose tidal waters wash against the rocks and you can appreciate the great beauty there. However, there are still many tourists who don't know about these places yet.

Kbal Chhay: 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.

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. This national park staff provides guided boat and walk tour to explore this magnificent area. Monkeys, Dolphins, Deer, Wild pigs and abundant of bird life can be seen through this 21,000 hectares. Park with includes jungles, estuaries, beaches islands and coral reefs. For more information contact the national park head quarters opposite the Korng Kang Airport.

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