Beach - Sihanoukville, Cambodia

Beach - Sihanoukville, Cambodia

Beach - Sihanoukville, Cambodia

Relaxing on the private Independence Beach in Sihanoukville, Cambodia.

(By Teamworkz)

Taken on: 24th May, 2010. Copyright: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License - See's page of Flickr

Read more about Independence Beach

Pretty Independence beach is so named for the seven-storey Independence Hotel that sits atop the headland. Locals refer to the hotel as the seven-storey hotel and street signs refer to it as "7-Chann Beach".

For years the only available accommodation available was the moderately priced Sea Breeze Guesthouse, as the Independence Hotel was abandoned and there was nothing else on the beach. More recently the Independence Hotel had a makeover (unfortunately losing some glorious retro features in the process) and more recently still a large portion of the beach was "sold" to a wealthy Khmer with, you guessed it, connections in the local government.

While it appears that much of the beach is closed to the ... Read our complete Independence Beach travel guide

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