The towns of southern Cambodia each sport their own unique character.
Sihanouk Ville is a beach town, a sandy peninsula jutting into the warm Gull of Thailand, the beaches offering crab shacks, 24-hour bars and everything from a laid back beach chair to an endless party vibe.
Kompot is a quaint, tightly tour old provincial town with classic colonial architecture and surrounded by picturesque countryside.
Kep too has that edge-of-the-world feel, but a more natural selling juggled mountains and local crab shacks at the ocean edge.
Koh Kong astride the Cardamoms is a border town with casino, and a developing eco-tourism destination
Sihanouk Ville is Cambodia’s premier beach town – a sandy peninsula jutting into the warm Gulf of Thailand, the beaches offering umbrellas and thatched roofed eateries, 24-hour bars and everything from a laid back beach chain to an endless party vibe. Sihanouk Ville also serves as a travel hub for the coastal islands and towns the quaint old city of Kompot, the nearby seaside town of Kep and the border town Koh Kong aside the Cardamom Mountains. And perhaps most special the nearby tropical islands, a barely discovered destination as yet undeveloped, offering lost beaches and rustic rooms.
Getting to Sihanouk Ville
Cambodia Angkor Air now offers regularly scheduled flights from Siem Reap to Sihanouk Ville. Overland travel to Sihanouk Ville passes Phnom Penh. If you leave early you can get there in a long day, about 9-10 hours. Fly, bus or taxi to Phnom Penh then catch a bus or taxi for 4 hours ride to Sihanouk Ville. Some bus companies offer a package ticket through to Sihanouk Ville. Check with one of the many local travel agent for current air and bus scheduled.
Check bus schedule go to www.bousra.com