"Joyfulness keeps the heart and face young..." - Orison Swett Marden
Route: Koh Kong – Sihanoukville
Distance: 234 km
|(Waiting for the tuk-tuk to the bus terminal)|
|(Boarding the express bus to Sihanoukville, a sea-side resort town)|
|(Arriving at Sihanoukville after a 4-hour bus ride)|
|(A pair of golden lions at the round-about in the center of town)|
Sihanoukville is also known as Kompong Som. It is a coastal city in Cambodia and the capital city of Sihanoukville province, located at the tip of an elevated peninsular in the Gulf of Thailand. The city is flanked by an almost uninterrupted string of beaches along its entire coastline and coastal marshlands bordering the Ream National Park in the East.
The city named in honor of former king Norodom Sihanouk, is popular for back-packers. Its many beaches and nearby islands make it Cambodia's premier Seaside resort with steadily rising numbers of tourists.
|(Contemplating of going for a day tour)|
|(Our humble lodging for the night)|
|(Ready to explore Sihanoukville on a rented motorbike)|
We stayed a night at O’Chheuteal Beach. The beach is a 3.3 km long strip of white sand beach lined with Casuarina and Tamarisk trees, grass umbrellas, rental chairs and around 30 standardized beach huts which serve meals and drinks, some serve also as night-time party spot. The Southern half of the beach remains undeveloped.