Tourist information about Sihanoukville

General information

Sihanoukville (Sihanoukville, The City of Sihanouk, Sihanouk City, or Krong Preah Seihanu) is a city on the southern coast of Cambodia, 230 km from the capital Phnom Penh. Washed by the waters of the South China sea. The name of the city is pronounced with the accent on the "a" and not "u".

Sihanoukville is a very small and young city. The city's population of slightly more than 100 000 people, and the history of the city began in the 50s of the last (twentieth) century. The name Sihanoukville was named in honor of king Sihanouk, in whose reign it was built.

Sihanoukville is famous among tourists as a growing beach resort with great clean beaches and Islands. While it is still very small, underdeveloped and not very popular tourist resort (and to be honest, the only beach resort in Cambodia), but in the future he prophesied the glory of the most popular resort in Cambodia, and the bold promise that Sihanoukville is the Cambodian Pattaya. Well, let's wait and see.

While Sihanoukville is not very popular among Russian "batchfile", but independent travelers have a chance to visit not spoiled by tourists and exotic place. Of course, with the legendary Pattaya this place is not to compare nor in popularity, nor the infrastructure, nor the entertainment and quality rest. But, here is still preserved the spirit of the present Asia and its natural beauty.

Compared to the same Pattaya, and indeed with any other beach resort in South-East Asia, there are a number of advantages: the resort is not particularly popular, the prices are probably the lowest in the whole of se Asia (namely among the beach resorts, where prices are always higher than not a beach); and again, due to the low popularity even in the high season of tourists is not much, but the beaches are mostly clean and deserted.

Crazy night of discos and entertainment in the type of "Pattaya" you will not find here. But to say that it is rustic and dull, too, is impossible: a sufficient number of bars, restaurants, tourist attractions, there are a few exotic cultural and natural attractions, and, of course, many hotels, the main advantage of which is a fantastically low price. On the Islands you can do great snorkeling and diving.

To sum up: this place, first of all, ideal for a relaxing family holiday; "farniente" on the beaches and nearby uninhabited Islands; snorkel or diving.

The only drawback of Sihanoukville is that to get here from Russia is not so easy (probably why there are so few tourists-batchfile from Russia). It will have to make several changes, but for the real traveller, nothing is impossible.

About the weather, seasons, hotels, attractions, about, how to get to Sihanoukville and other tourist information read in this section.

Weather, seasons in Sihanoukville

Sianoukville is in the area of hot tropical climate. All year round hot and Sunny, the temperature is only in the coldest night of the year falls below 20 degrees, and the day is almost always above 30.

During the year there are only two seasons: the dry season – aka the best time to visit and high tourist season; the rainy season – it's low season.

Dry season (high season) lasts from about November to may. During this time almost no precipitation, the sun shines almost all the time. The period from November to February during the dry season are the perfect time to visit because the lack of rain added easily transportable lower temperature. From March to may the temperature rises and becomes very hot.

The rainy season (Nishiki season) runs from June to October. At this time very hot, but unbearable heat be added, and frequent heavy rains. Fortunately, the rains are short. Vacation during the rain is less pleasant.

If you have the opportunity to visit Sihanoukville, you should not refuse from this opportunity due to the fact that it occurred during the rainy season. Even at this time you can relax and tan, just your beach vacation will be from time to time be interrupted briefly heavy rains. Well, if you have a choice, when in the course of the year to visit Sihanoukville it is best to choose the dry season from November to may, and ideally from November to February.

Seasons in Sihanoukville months*

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*best time to visit;
appropriate time to visit;
not a recommended time to visit

Weather in Sihanoukville today and weather:

Time Sianukville

The time in Cambodia and Sihanoukville ahead of Moscow in summer and winter, to +4 hours. Current time in Sihanoukville:

Comments / recent posts on the topic on the forum
iva 03 Jan 2015, 17:05
Recently ventured out of Vietnam on a motorbike in Cambodia to go. And tortured me a question let me in with a Vietnamese bike in Cambodia? or not?

At the Vietnamese border, a lot of "intermediaries", which for $ 5 you are ready to put a stamp without your involvement (to boast) and without queues. This divorce, if there is a queue, it moves quickly. The stamp and all free! At the Vietnamese border, many say that Cambodians won't let a scooter with Vietnamese numbers. I figured since you released me, it means that there is an opportunity there to pass.

On the Cambodian border more difficult... Need to fill anketku for a Visa, she need a picture, but then for $ 5 are helpers that will fill in the questionnaire for you and one agree about the uselessness of photography. It turned out that with a photo of the visa costs 30 dollars, and without pictures 33, but the customs officers. There are people who for $ 10 you will move the bike across the border, which is also expensive. Just after the paperwork (by the way they fingerprinted), go to MOTOBIKE and pass the border.

PS: One tamogenaya said that the police were to catch you with these numbers. But I did not come across to them, nor in Vietnam (driving without a license), nor in Cambodia. Who had experience to share. ...
Martee 15 Mar 2015, 08:05
By passing the well-known attractions of Siem reap such as Angkor (Angkor), old market (Old Market) and Apsara Show (Apsara Show), appeared in the city a new Center of prophecy and of healing (Fortune Telling and healing centre). In this center you can know the future through astrology, palmistry and much more. Astrology is there not such, to which we are accustomed. It is more like the ancient sacred art. The place is remarkable for the fact that for the most eager and daring can be made a special magic ritual to change destiny. As for treatment, you treat it, of course, first and foremost the soul with the help of minerals and herbs, but the effect is striking. In my case, the changes started to happen the next day! In General, if You want to add magic to your life, to understand why the constant is the same, and most importantly, to look into the future - You there! I was very pleased! In General, I love these things, in all the trips I try to visit these places, but what I saw in Siem reap - the incomparable and breathtaking! Maybe it's the city itself is such an unusual...
In short, is a magical place, almost in the city centre on the ground floor of the hotel Villa Sagittarius, not far from Old Market, opposite the Quad Bike Adventure. ...
admin 23 Dec 2016, 04:49
The only thing you forgot to mention the restriction on the reverse is valid only when visa-free travel, we have about this has long been written everywhere - ... neniya.php. so before you go all read on the topic. ...
admin 16 Jan 2017, 06:43
From HCM to Phnom Penh bus is 7-10 hours, and from TNG to SMRP for more than 6 hours. As for the stop in Phnom Penh on the way to Siemriep or not, I would definitely say that I'd drop in and make a stop there for 2 full days. To visit the country and not to visit the capital for me is a defective acquaintance with the country, so I always visit the capital. In Phnom Penh you need to watch at least "the killing fields", the Royal Palace, Wat Phnom, NAT. Museum. But there is besides so much more interesting. ...
admin 16 Jan 2017, 07:00
Hello Anya. To change the dongs can be precisely, but regarding the profitability of the course you will not tell. In any case, the logic of the exchange rate of the Dong to Riel should be more profitable than from dongs to dollars then dollars. But on the other hand, dollars in Cambodia in the course, and the local currency by tourists almost never used, so it may be easier to change dongs for dollars in Vietnam, and in Cambodia directly have to pay with dollars, as all do. ...
admin 28 Jan 2017, 12:54
Is Siemrpe have time to go on trips to the tropical gardens is to see Angkor? ...
katiaLike 04 Feb 2017, 11:22
A very interesting story. Photo said it! ...
katiaLike 04 Feb 2017, 11:23
Thanks for the routes. Useful...! ...
pilot59 09 Oct 2017, 09:49
Guys hi. May I repeat , the visa for Cambodia is valid for 3 months from the date of issuance.Within this period you can call for 30 days.Even stopping in the last day, term the same a period of 30 days. ...
Levontiy.CHyanov 31 Oct 2017, 08:23