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  • Kbal Chhay Waterfalls is a great inclusion on all Cambodia tours.
  • Sunset at the seaside near Sihanoukville
  • Statue of a lion in Sihanoukville
  • Sihanoukville is known for its tropical beaches and is a great choice when booking one of our Cambodia tours.

If on Cambodia tours, you can visit Sihanoukville, a deep-water port city located in south Cambodia, situated along the Gulf of Thailand. The newest city in Cambodia, Sihanoukville’s construction of the port began in 1955. Originally known as Kampong Som, Sihanoukville was later named in 1964 after the king of Cambodia. Enjoying the recognition by jet setting elite for its sandy beaches and booming port, it all soon ended in 1970 with the Vietnam War.

Sihanoukville served as an important military port for The National Front of the Liberation of South Vietnam (NLF) and then General Lon Nol for the United States. In 1975, the Khmer Rouge regime overtook Cambodia and Sihanoukville was the setting for the Mayaguez Incident, United States’ last battle of the Vietnam War.

With the fall of the Khmer Rouge regime in 1979, Sihanoukville started to rebuild. With the opening of markets in 1999, Sihanoukville has become one of the most important cities for Cambodia’s economic growth.

Located on a peninsula, Sihanoukville offers many day excursions for snorkeling and other water activities on Cambodia travel. Sihanoukville is used as a travel hub to coastal towns such as Kampot, Kep, and Koh Kong. Bokor Hill Station, near Kampot, is an old French hill station, situated in the mountains, and popular in the 1920s. Now featuring ghostly ruins of its once thriving past, Bokor Hill Station still offers beautiful coastal views.

Although relatively young, Sihanoukville has developed a colourful history, but is best known as a laid back tourist destination, featuring splendid beaches, many hotels and diverse cuisines.

 


 

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Sihanoukville, Cambodia

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