Tourist information about Sihanoukville
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.
The crazy nightlife of discos and fun "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.
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 (low 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*
*best time to visit;
appropriate time to visit;
not a recommended time to visit
Weather in Sihanoukville and forecast*
The time in Cambodia and Sihanoukville ahead of Moscow in summer and winter, to +4 hours. Current time in Sihanoukville: