All About SihanoukVille
SihanoukVille is located on the coast of Cambodia, about halfway between Thailand and Vietnam, on the Bay of Thailand. A spread out tourist town for both foreigners and local people from all over the country. Three sides of the town are bordered by tropical beaches and islands.
Filled with empty beaches, crowded beaches, seafood, restaurants, bars, Buddhist Temples, casinos, hotels, and more beaches. At several hundred places, English is spoken; and many French speakers are here as well. About 20 other languages are spoken at various guesthouses and restaurants.
Getting to Sihanoukville is easy
From Thailand, just fly from Bangkok to Phnom Penh, about a 45 minute flight. Then take 4 to 5 hour ride by taxi or bus to Sihanoukville.
Or take a 4 hour bus or car from Koh Kong, at the South-Eastern Thai border near Trat, to Sihanoukville.
From Vietnam, just fly from Saigon or Hanoi to Phnom Penh and then by bus or taxi. Or take a bus, boat, or car across the Cambodia/Vietnam border to Phnom Penh, and then a 4 hour ride by bus or taxi to get here. Also, from the Kep, Cambodia / Vietnam border, in Ha Tien, you're just 3 hours from SihanoukVille. Flights arrive from Angkor Wat every Monday, Wednesday and Friday afternoon at the SihanoukVille Airport.
Layout of Sihanoukville
When you arrive in SihanoukVille, your first stop is usually the bus station near Victory Hill, coming from Phnom Penh or Koh Kong, (many buses stop in town now).......or the Port coming from a cruise ship. From downtown, in the East, South, and West, there are beaches and more beaches. To the North, are small mountains going back to Phnom Penh, Kampot, Kep, and Koh Kong.
Prime Time in SihanoukVille
Between the beginning of November and the end of February. Cooler weather, sunny most days, and not a worry in the world. Winter in SihanoukVille is the best!. Low season is between the beginning of July until the end of October. Lots of rain. March to June starts to get hotter and more humid, but not too much rain. October sees a little rain everyday, which cools things down. Also, during many Cambodian holidays, the town fills up as well.