Sihanoukville also known as Kampong Som, is a province of Cambodia, surrounded on three sides by the Gulf of Thailand. It is a growing Cambodian urban centre, located 185 kilometres southwest of the Cambodian capital, Phnom Penh.

Sihanoukville attracts tourists with its relaxed beach atmosphere; the white sand beaches and warm Gulf of Thailand waters combine with a laid back, beachy atmosphere to provide a great little tropical getaway. Sihanoukville is a place to unwind by the beach, enjoy the fresh from-the-ocean seafood, take in a snorkeling or scuba trip, and generally slow-down, lay back and chill-out.

Sihanoukville has a different look and feel than most Cambodian towns. Constructed as a port city in the late 1950s, the town is much newer, more urban and cosmopolitan than most Cambodian provincial cities.


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Fact File

CapitalPhnom Penh

LanguageKhmer, English, French

ClimateThe ideal months to be in Cambodia are December and January, when humidity is bearable, temperatures are cooler and it’s unlikely to rain. From February onwards it starts getting pretty hot, and April is unbearably so. The wet season (from May to October), though very soggy, can be a good time to visit Angkor, as the moats will be full and the foliage lush - but steer clear of the northeast regions during those months, as the going gets pretty tough when the tracks are waterlogged

CurrencyRiel (KHR)

VisaAvailable on arrival at Phnom Penh and Siem Reap Airports and at some land borders

HealthAdvised immunisation against cholera, hepatitis A and B, malaria, typhoid, rabies, Japanese B encephalitis, yellow fever, tuberculosis and polio

PassportsShould be valid for more than six months after proposed date of departure from Cambodia

Time ZoneGMT +7 hours