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Sihanoukville, Cambodia
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sajo5 sajo5
2 reviews
+ Jun 23, 2011
Sihanoukville was one of my favorite places in SE. Asia. Its a party place and you can do pretty much whatever you want. The beaches and islands are beautiful, and the islands off the coast like bamboo island are amazing. A great change from the expensive, overrated and ruined south thai islands
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edsander edsander
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End your Cambodian journey in a relaxed way Nov 03, 2005
A journey through Cambodia is an attack on the senses. The horrors of the Khmer Rouge, the dust and dirt of the jungle roads and the splendour of the temples ... you simple need a day or two at the beach to deal with it all and relax before going back home.

Our journey ended with a couple of days in Sihanoukville, Cambodia's leading beach resort. This destination has been popular with the Cambodians for some time, with people coming down from Phnom Penh in the weekend, but more recently has also drawn in a lot of foreign tourists.

There's a lot of beach bars and places to relax at the towns four beaches. If you feel like doing something more adventurous you can go Island Hopping or take a short jungle tour in a National Park nearby.

Regarding Island Hopping, don't expect anything spectacular, just a relaxed day out on a boat visiting some of the islands along the coast of Sihanoukville. Below is a part of my travel journal:

We visited three islands. The first one, uninhabited, did not have a beach but we could jump out of the boat and do some swimming and snorkeling. Like on the beach, the water was amazingly warm out there. Not feeling comfortable with snorkeling equipment I just took a swim, while the others tried to see something beneath the surface, which turned out to be rather difficult in this time of year.

The second island was inhibited by some people, among whom an owner of a beach terrace. This person was quite an entrepreneur since he charged money for almost everything, from using the beach chairs to the rubber tires you could use to float in. As you can imagine this attitude did not result in the will to spend a lot of money here.

The third and last island was probably the most fun. Uninhabited and with a huge beach of .... 2 meters wide. Since there wasn't a lot to do on the beach and the sea shore had a very slight slope, making it possible to walk a long way into the sea and still be able to stand, we just ended up doing some silly water games.
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