Nature, Outdoor & Heritage: Things To Do In Sihanoukville, Cambodia

Experience Nature, Outdoor & Heritage: The 10 Things For You To Do In Sihanoukville, Cambodia
Adrian Chew
Adrian Chew 

Did you know that there are many beaches in Cambodia? Therefore, the country is not just about ancient ruins, temples, and markets. There are many outdoor activities that you can do while in Cambodia, here are our picks on the best things to do in Sihanoukville!

1. Otres Beach

Otres Beach Sihanoukville
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Otres Beach is the top attraction in Sihanoukville. A visit to this coastal city is not complete without visiting the famous beach. Get ready to soak yourself in the crystal clear water and get a feel of its white sandy beach. There are plenty of bars and restaurants within the vicinity of the beach.

Otres Beach

Address: 18000 Sihanoukville, Cambodia

Website: Otres Beach

2. Snake House

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Are you ready to take a closer look at the various snakes in Sihanoukville? Hold one of the pythons and take a photo shoot? If you are up for the challenge, then head to the Snake House. This place is quite strange if you have not been here. From the outside, it looks like a traditional restaurant but once you are inside you will be surprised to see a mini zoo.

Snake House

Address: Krong Preah Sihanouk, Cambodia

Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Facebook: Snake House

3. Kbal Chhay Waterfall

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Time to see the nature of Sihanoukville. There is one magnificent waterfall in the city and you must visit it. Did you know that this waterfall used to be the hiding place for the Khmer Rouge? Kbal Chhay Waterfall is located about 7 kilometers (4.34 miles) from the coastal city. It is one of the main sources of clean water for Sihanoukville.

Kbal Chhay Waterfall

Address: Kbal Chhay Waterfalls, Sihanoukville, Cambodia

Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Website: Kbal Chhay Waterfall

4. Ream National Park

Ream National Park - Tour Map, SHV, Cambodia
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If you need to relax and take a break from work and hectic city life, Ream National Park is the place for you to do so. Spend a full day or half day at this national park. You will get to see the river and wildlife and enjoy the wonders of nature. The national park is located about 17.7 kilometers (11 miles) from Sihanoukville. It is a totally different national park and unique in its own way.

Ream National Park

Address: Krong Preah Sihanouk, 18000 Sihanoukville, Cambodia

Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Website: Ream National Park

5. Golden Lion

2 Golden lions Sihanoukville
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Talk a walk and explore the downtown of Sihanoukville and you will come across a unique statue. It is none other than the Golden Lion. It is an important landmark in Sihanoukville and you need to pose for some pictures. Kids will also be excited to see this statue.

Golden Lion

Address: Sihanoukville, Cambodia

6. Phsar Leu Market

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Cambodian markets are really a great place for shopping. While on your vacation in Sihanoukville, plan a time to visit the market. Phsar Leu is the main market in the city and is popular with the locals. You can get almost everything here. From clothing and souvenirs to food and handicrafts, this market is the best place for tourists to hunt for bargain items and food.

Phsar Leu Market

Address: 7 Makara St, Krong Preah Sihanouk, Cambodia

Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

7. Wat Leu Temple

Wat Leu Temple is another major attraction you must visit in Sihanoukville. The temple is located on a hill about 6 kilometers (3.72 miles) from the city. You will be amazed by its panoramic view if you are on the hilltop.

You can see the whole city as well as nearby islands while you are here. Look at the picture above, the temple is so colorful and unique. From the outside, its architecture is truly amazing and once you enter the temple, you get to see the magnificent altar as well as beautiful murals.

Wat Leu Temple

Address: Krong Preah Sihanouk, Cambodia

Website: Wat Leu Temple

8. Visit the nearby islands of Koh Rong and Samloem by speed ferry

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Another exciting thing to do while on vacation in the city is to visit both Samloem and Koh Rong nearby. Of course, you can’t travel to the destination on foot. You need to book your tickets and board the speed ferry to the islands. The journey will take about 45 minutes. So, get ready to explore the other side of Sihanoukville.

Speed Ferry Cambodia

Address: Koh Rong Dive Center Ochheuteal Street 500, 18200 Krong Preah Sihanouk, Cambodia

Price: Kindly refer to website for details

Website: Speed Ferry Cambodia

9. Fun Buggys

Posted by Fun Buggy's on Tuesday, 18 July 2017

If you are looking for some exciting and challenging activities, consider taking your family to experience the Fun Buggys adventure. You get to drive the buggy and get soaked in mud and dirt. How awesome is that? Due to high demand and its popularity, you need to book in advance and inform the person in charge of the number of buggy cars you need.

Fun Buggys

Address: Metfone Sihanoukville, Ekareach St, Krong Preah Sihanouk, Cambodia

Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday, 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Facebook: Fun Buggys

10. Liberty Ranch

Posted by Liberty Ranch on Friday, 6 January 2017

Fancy riding a horse? Take your horse for sightseeing? If your answer is yes, this is the chance to do so. Liberty Ranch is located in the middle of the Cambodian countryside. You will get to see the horses as well as an arena for horse riding lessons. Depending on your horse riding skills and whether you are with kids or adults, the training lessons might differ.

Liberty Ranch

Address: Otres village, 18000 Sihanoukville, Cambodia

Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday, 7 a.m. to 11 a.m., 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Facebook: Liberty Ranch

More than just a coastal city

The above points of interest and things to do are indeed worth exploring if you have not been to Sihanoukville. If you need a break from visiting big cities around the world, head over to Sihanoukville for your vacation.

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