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  • Otres Market
    3.5 stars

    Otres Market is more a chilled-out concert space than market, though you'll still find a few odds and ends and plenty of food. Concealed down a back road behind Otres Beach One, you'll find the new Otres Market happening every Saturday. More a chilled out concert-party where you can find a few ... read more

  • On top of Sihanoukville: Phnom Meas
    3.5 stars

    Have you ever wondered what Cambodian families do on weekends? If they’re city dwellers, they pack up the family and go on a picnic ... read more

  • Sailing from Sihanoukville
    3.5 stars

    There are lots of ways to explore the waters and islands off Sihanoukville. ... read more

  • Rural Sihanoukville by motorbike
    3.5 stars

    Believe it or not, there’s far more empty land in Sihanoukville than there is developed land ... read more

  • Sihanoukville’s Mithona Street
    3.5 stars

    When Sihanoukville’s Q&A Books and Cafe relocated from Ekareach Street to Ochheuteal’s Mithona Street in 2009, they took the last available shop on the beach side of the road ... read more

  • Where is Sihanoukville’s Ochheuteal beach?
    3.5 stars

    “Where is Ochheuteal beach?” Sounds like a stupid question, doesn’t it? After all, Ochheuteal gets written about more than any other beach in Sihanoukville ... read more

  • Sihanoukville’s Otres Market
    3.5 stars

    Have you ever been to one of those rural weekend markets where all the locals gather to display their wares? ... read more

  • Q&A books and cafe, Sihanoukville
    3.5 stars

    Q&A isn’t the only bookshop in Sihanoukville, but it’s the only bookshop cafe in town ... read more

  • The far side of Otres Beach
    3.5 stars

    Sunday is a good day to escape the crowds in Sihanoukville. It used to be easy — you’d just go to Otres beach instead of Ochheuteal. ... read more

  • Off the beach at Ochheuteal Beach
    3.5 stars

    There’s another Ochheuteal Beach in Sihanoukville you might miss unless you happen to be staying in one of the hotels or guesthouses there ... read more

  • Exploring the back roads of Sihanoukville
    3.5 stars

    If you come to Sihanoukville and spend a few days at Ochheuteal Beach, you haven’t been to Sihanoukville ... read more

  • The sunny side of Sihanoukville’s Victory Hill
    3.5 stars

    Sihanoukville’s Victory Hill, or simply “the Hill” has acquired such a bad reputation, it’s almost embarrassing to admit to spending time there ... read more

  • Sihanoukville’s Sokha beach
    3.5 stars

    Are the crowds on Ochheuteal beach getting you down? Do you want to go to the beach and not have to pick a lounge chair in front of a restaurant for the privilege? ... read more

  • Serendipity Beach’s bungalow row, Sihanoukville
    3.5 stars

    When you reach the foot of the pier at the bottom of Serendipity Road in Sihanoukville, look to your left and you’ll see three-kilometre long Ochheuteal Beach. ... read more

  • Cycling around Sihanoukville
    3.5 stars

    The best way to see Sihanoukville is by bicycle. Some might argue in favour of motorbikes, but if you want to actually see Sihanoukville and not just keep your eyes on the traffic, cycling is the way to go ... read more

  • Daytripping around Sihanoukville — on the set in Ream
    3.5 stars

    If you want to throw a little culture into your visit to Sihanoukville, take a day trip out to Ream and the set of the 2009 film, Un barrage contre le Pacifique (The Sea Wall). ... read more

  • Sihanoukville’s Serendipity Road
    3.5 stars

    Sihanoukville’s Serendipity beach area has been changing so fast it’s hard even for those of us who live here to get our heads around it. ... read more

  • Pchum Ben at Wat Krom, Sihanoukville
    3.5 stars

    Cambodians are world leaders when it comes to holidays and religious festivals, as we’ve said before. ... read more

  • Sihanoukville’s Victory Beach
    3.5 stars

    Most Sihanoukville beaches have distinct personalities. Wherever you stay on Otres Beach, for example, it will have a laidback “Otres Beach” feel to it. ... read more

  • What to do in downtown Sihanoukville
    3.5 stars

    Unless you’re an expat looking for some furniture, building supplies or a new fridge, downtown Sihanoukville may not be your first pick of fun places to visit in Sihanoukville. ... read more

  • Sihanoukville’s Independence Beach
    3.5 stars

    If a walk along relatively quiet Independence Beach away from the hordes of Occheuteal appeals to you, go there sooner rather than later ... read more

  • Sihanoukville’s Serendipity Beach
    3.5 stars

    Ochheuteal is a beach. Despite persistent rumours to the contrary, Serendipity is not. ... read more

  • An evening at Ochheuteal beach
    3.5 stars

    When there’s a break in the rain during the monsoon, we drop everything and head for the beach; such was the case one recent Sunday afternoon, when we decided to head to Ochheuteal beach for dinner. ... read more

  • Around Sihanoukville
    3.5 stars

    Sihanoukville is primarily a beach destination and so the main activity is laying around doing precious little. That said, Ream National Park, and the islands of Koh Rong, Koh Rong Saloem, Koh Thmei, Koh Ta Kiev and Koh Russei are more rewarding than Sihanoukville proper. Sunset and early ... read more

  • Local charities
    4 stars

    Not all in Sihanoukville are sharing the benefits and there are many, especially children who are truly missing out. Here are some organisations doing good work. You can also support local charities dedicated to helping children. M'Lop Tapang is a Sihanoukville-based Cambodian charity that focuses ... read more

  • Psar Leu Market
    4 stars

    Sihanoukville's downtown area is a decidedly local affair well away from the beaches, and while it might not be on the top of most travellers' sightseeing list, it offers a chance to glimpse the local ways of life. At the centre of downtown is Psar Leu Market, which has been rebuilt in impressive ... read more

  • Sailing and camping
    4 stars

    A number of islands lie three to 10 kilometres from Sihanoukville's Otres Two and if you know how to sail a catamaran or are willing to take a quick tutorial, an overnight camping trip to one of them becomes a possibility. Catamarans can be rented from Club Nautique on Otres Two (the very far ... read more

  • Diving
    3.5 stars

    Diving in Cambodia is reasonable and the areas around Sihanoukville are some of the better regarded in the country. Five dive outfits in town offer training and certification as well as fun dives. Scuba Nation offer PADI and National Geographic Diver courses that include equipment rental, ... read more

  • Fishing
    3 stars

    There's fish around them islands and a few local operators will help you get out and catch them. Kiwi-run Fishermen's Den has been fishing the area for more than 8 years and do highly-regarded fishing day trips to the outer islands, usually Koh Rong Saloem. They've got a 17m boat specifically ... read more

  • Cooking classes
    4 stars

    The Traditional Khmer Cookery School offers half-, one-, two- and three-day cooking courses. Visitors can learn how to cook Khmer classics like beef lok lak and fish amok as well as Asian standards like spring rolls and deep-fried bananas. The course costs $25 per day, and can be booked through ... read more

  • Cinema
    2.5 stars

    Calling the two movie-watching options in town cinemas is a bit of a stretch. Galaxy shows four movies a night at 17:00, 19:00. 21:00 and 23:00 for $2.50 to $3 depending on the size of the crowd. They also have private, air-con rooms and worryingly, private showers. They offer video game rentals ... read more

  • Windsurfing and kayaking
    3.5 stars

    Yes even windsurfing and kayaking has come to Sihanoukville. Hurricane Windsurfing on Otres Beach offers everything you need for windsurfing, kayaking, surfing, paddleboarding, skimboarding and bodyboarding. A 20-minute windsurfing lesson plus 40 minutes of windsurfing costs $14 and a full ... read more

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