Shore Excursion: A Glimpse of Sihanoukville
- Duration 1 Day
- Experiences Tour Guide English
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- No Deposit Required
- Free Cancellation 48 hours before
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Welcome to coastal Cambodia, to sandy beaches, tropical islands, provincial towns and and budding resorts on the warm waters of the Gulf.
Sihanoukville - the largest city on the coat - is a beach and port town, offering beach umbrellas and thatched roofed eateries, 24-hour bars and every thing from a laid back chair on the sand to an endless party vibe.
This is the pagoda where many residents of Sihanoukville practice Buddhism. Here you may see monks chanting and young monks learning Pali, the sacred language of the Buddhist scriptures. Most of the pagodas in town are brightly painted and decorated with deities represented by hooded snakes, particularly king cobras. They are called nagas. a Sanskrit word for snake. Wat krom is located approximately 3 kilometers (2 miles) south of the cruise pier.
This bustling local market encompasses more then 1,000 vendors and is known for extraordinary seafood, which you will see displayed along with fresh vegetables and unusual items such as palm sugar, a natural sweetener. It's also a great place to pickup a souvenir of your trip. The market is located in the town center, approximately 12 kilometers (7 miles) southeast of the cruise pier.
Golden Lion Roundabout
Named for its statues of these majestic beasts, the roundabout built in 1996 reflects the importance of the lion, which has become a symbol of Sihanoukville. The roundabout is located approximately 6 kilometers (4 miles) southeast of cruise pier.
Stretching for 3 kilometers (2 miles), the northern end of this white sandy beach is called Serendipity Beach. A big hit with tourists, this beach features everything from beach huts serving drinks and local delicacies to a golf course and a number of hotels and restaurant. Personal watercraft are not kept at a proper distance from swimmers, so if you choose to swim, use caution so as to avoid injury. The beach is located next to Sokha Beach, approximately 6 kilometers (4 miles) from the cruise pier.
Although this beach is privately owned by the Sokha Beach Resort, it can be accessed for a small fee by those not staying at the hotel. Unlike many beaches in Sihanoukville, Sokha Beach does not have panhandlers or locals trying to sell trinkets to tourists the beach is located approximately 6 kilometers (4 miles) southeast of the cruise pier.
Independence Beach: Named after the seven-story Independence Hotel, this beach is popular with both tourists and locals. The beach is located approximately 4 kilometers (2.5 miles) south of the cruise pier.
This busy area is a tribute to the old ways of fishing in - Cambodia. The wooden piers are lined with small fishing boats, and the entire port is a whirlwind of activity, bright colors and local flavor. It's a perfect spot for classic picture-postcard photography of Cambodia. The fishing port is located on Hun Sen Beach Drive, approximately 2 kilometers (1.2 miles) north of the cruise pier.
- 1 Day
- Day Tours
We begin with a departure (8.30 to 9.00 am depending on your hotel location) for a trip around Sihanouk Ville. See Wat Krom Pagoda, the Central Market, Golden Lion Roundabout, Ochheuteal Beach, Sokha Beach, Independence Beach and the Fishing Village.