Sihanoukville attractions, what to see
Unfortunately, in Sihanoukville are not too many historical and cultural attractions. Yeah, should be honest here: they are almost there. The main "attractions" Sihanoukville beaches and Islands. Well, when felting on the beach you get bored, you can visit one of the following locations:
The old pier (Kampong Pier Nup Lok).
It's just a place where you can come at sunset, enjoy "falling" in the sea the sun and make beautiful pictures. More nothing to do here. See the position of the pier on a map of Sihanoukville.
National Park of Ream (Ream National Park)
This is a great place to explore the wildlife of Cambodia. The Park is huge and includes not only wild forest and mangroves on the water, but a few large Islands. A walk in the Park can be done walking or by boat.
The Park is located 17 kilometers from the city (the main entrance to the Park on a map of Sihanoukville). On the organized pay Parking near the main Park office (Ranger station) you can leave the bike for $ 2 if you get there yourself. There you can purchase a walking tour guide-Ranger of the Park for 4-8 dollars or a boat ride with a capacity for five people for $ 45. At the hotel or local tourist Agency can be purchased group tour to the Park (15-20 dollars).
For more information about the Park in English can be found here - http://www.sihanoukville-cambodia.com/
Bamboo island (Koh Russei or Bamboo Island)
If you want to be on your own beach in your house (Bungalow), you can go to one of the Islands, for example, on Bamboo island.
Bamboo island the size of a little more than two kilometers surrounded by crystal clear waters perfect for snorkeling. Almost the entire island, except for a small strip of beaches, covered with green tropical forest. In addition to forest and sandy beaches, there are all conditions to spend a few days, though, of course, can visit the island for one day. If you want to stay on the island even in the tent, but better - in one of the bungalows on the shore for a fee from $ 15 (for 4 people) or for $ 3 a bed in the dormitory.
From the shores of the island, distant about four miles, and from the beaches of about 10 kilometers (the island on the map). To get to the island is possible by boat for about $ 10, or try to find a private boat and arrange a trip to the island, or find on Serendipity beach, the office Koh Ru booking office where you buy tickets and book bungalows in advance. We recommend you to use the latter option, and booked a Bungalow in the office in advance. Additional information about the island on the website http://koh-ru.com/. There you can book tickets and bungalows.
Monkey island (Koh Rong or Monkey Island)
30 kilometers southwest of Sihanoukville is monkey Island (the island on the map). Compared to the two-kilometer Bamboo island, it's just a giant: its length is 15 kilometers. And the name of the island derives from the fact that, according to legend, there once lived the mighty monkey.
The hilly terrain of the island is covered with greenery, has some great beaches, the water around the island is blue and clear. In the jungle of the island there are waterfalls. On the island there are all conditions for a perfect stay, including a restaurant and a bar, bungalows, rental equipment for snorkeling and kayaking. There is even a fishing center, come back in which can be plenty of exercise fishing, and Golf with learning the game.
To get to the island is by boat, which departs daily from the port of Sihanoukville at 7:15 and 12:30 and returns at 10:00 and 16:00. The cost of the trip there and back – $ 15.
Well, if on the island you like, you can stay here as long as you want in one of the bungalows for 15-30 dollars for four.
To obtain additional information and to book tickets and bungalows on the site http://monkeyisland-kohrong.com/