Sihanoukville, also known as Kampong Som, is a port city and beach resort on the Gulf of Thailand. The big attraction here are the white-sand beaches and several undeveloped tropical islands. Sihanoukville is a good place to relax and unwind, though be prepared to battle the crows during the high season or a holiday weekend.
Cambodia Landmine Museum
Cambodia Landmine Museum is the result of tireless work from landmine victim Aki Ra, who has contributed towards the huge operations to rid the country of explosives left over from the war. The museum, which is close to the Butterfly Centre, houses a collection of mines, mortars, and other weapons, as well as tells the stories of some of the countrys countless victims.
Bokor Mountain, Kampot
The 42-mile drive from Kampot town to Bokors peak is a bikers dream, with it only accessible to motorbikes and cars. It is home to the Popokvil waterfall, a giant Buddhist statue, an abandoned Bokor Hill Station, a giant casino, derelict church, unparalleled views, and a refreshingly cool climate. Looking for Private Home Siem Reap?
In Kompong Som Province, Sihanoukville is a tale of two halves, with a bustling but drab central district and its shoreline area home to a vibrant beach resort. The beaches here are Cambodia’s top destination for sand and sun holidays and are popular with both local and foreign tourists. There’s something for every kind of beach-goer here. Sokha Beach and Independence Beach boast the luxury hotels. Brash Ochheuteal Beach and the Serendipity Beach area are the most popular sandy strips and in recent years have emerged as one of Southeast Asia’s backpacker party areas. For a much quieter scene, just to the south is Otres Beach with beach huts huddled directly on the sand, a sprinkling of classy boutique hotels, and a number of up-and-coming restaurants.
Tonle Sap is Cambodia’s most important waterway and Southeast Asia’s largest freshwater lake. As well as being an important source of food and a vital tool for Cambodian irrigation, the lake itself is home to 170 floating villages that depend on fishing for their livelihood, with homes built directly on the water. The houses, shops, churches, schools, and temples of these villages are built on rustic buoy foundations of lashed together barrels and bamboo, and all transport is by boat. They’re a fascinating place to spend a day exploring. One of the most interesting is the sprawling village of Kompong Luong, near the town of Pursat on Tonle Sap’s western shore, although the most popular village to visit is Chong Kneas near Siem Reap.
If you are done with beaches and islands in Cambodia and want to visit a commercial and urban market place for a change, Banlung is the place for you. You will find a lot of shops in the markets here and you can buy many souvenirs from here at attractive prices for your dear ones back home.
Highlights Banlung is the capital city of Ratanakiri Province, which is surrounded by Vietnam and Laos. Apart from local shopping hubs, you will get to see a lot of natural extravaganza here like hills, waterfalls, volcanoes, national park and reasonable water sources. While you are here, do pay a visit to the Yak Lom Crater Lake. You can also engage in border crossing tours at Le Thanh, at about 70km from Banlung.
Location At a distance of about 636km from the Cambodian capital city of Phnom Penh.
Timings Can be visited any time during the year.
Price Depends on the accommodation of your choice.
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