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Tourist Attractions - Sihanoukville

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Tourist Services :
There is currently a complete lack of tourist services in Sihanoukville. There are no locally provided maps, so you will have to rely on a guide book for orientation, although the town centre is quite small and its' layout is not complicated. Banks, telecommunications offices, bus companies are all on or just off the main road connecting the port with Sihanoukville town

  • Cambodia Commercial Bank : Main Rd. S side. opp from Star Hotel. M-F 8:00-15:00 T/C to $ com. 2%, Cash advance - Visa, 2%, min $10 charge. $1=3800R

  • Private Money Changers : small stall on the alley off from the Main Rd, at the corner of Star Hotel. $1=3,880, 3870r=$1 cash only.

  • Post Office : On the main rd. Walk W from the bus stop. N side. 8-20:30. If the door is closed, you may ask at the back door. You may be able to call. Internet $4/hr

  • Private Telephone Service : Phone : Int'l call US$5/min, Fax: US$6/min, Receive call US$1/5 min. fax US$1/page.  After 1 min, charge for 1.5mins, after 1.5 mins charge 2 mins, etc

  • Chvenmin Hospital : Near the intersection, E from the bus stop.

  • International Peach Hospital : Just W from the H1

  • Vietnamese Consulate : M-F7:30-11, 13:30-16:00, 1 month visa The visa is issued while you wait. $35

  • Sun computer : near the bus stop, 7-21:00, $0.2/min

  • Telephone office : On the main rd. Walk W from the bus stop. N side. $4/hr 8-20:30

  • Train station : NW part of the town. 1.5km from the GH area, 3km from the center of the town. Access: 1-2,000r by moto

  • Bus/pickup stops : Center of the town. 3km from the GH area, by moto 1000riel

  • Boat Pier to Koh Kong : 5km NW from the center of town. By moto 1000-2000riel and 3km from GH area by moto 1000riel.

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To Phnom Penh :
Bus :
a./c 12,000riel
Minibus : 10,000 riel.
Pickup inside-10,000 outside 5,000r,
Train: 12,400riel,
to Kompot : Train 4,40riel, TuThSa6:30
to Koh Kong(the border to Thailand : Boat 12:00 600B/$15/60,000riel, 3.5hrs

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Local Transport

  • Moto Taxi :
    Very common transport to get around town.
    1000 riel after hard bargain for most journey's around town, such as the bus stop to GH area. Excursions to & from the port & more distant beaches may cost 1000-2000riel. The fare depends on your bargain skill and your allowable time. If you arrive Sihanoukville 30min before the boat leaves, you don't have any chance to get the right amount for the fare. Also aggressive moto drivers, waiting for you in front of your GH or at the bus stop or the boat pier, are very tough to negotiate.

  • Rental bikes :
    Melting Pot & The Red Snapper, so quality should improve. Ask around at your GH.

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Border Crossing

Koh Kong (Cam)/Hat Lek (Thai): open 7-17:00.
A comfortable means of getting between Bangkok and Phnom Penh, an express boat operates between Koh Kong & Sihanoukville,

Take a boat from Sihanoukville to Koh Kong, 12:00,
600B /$15 /60,000riel, 3.5 hrs. When the boat stops at Pok long before Koh Kong. To cross the border on the same day, you have to take a small boat ($3 or 150B or 100B if you take a boat with a local) to a pier where you can take a moto/taxi (20-30B/p) to the border. The fares are ridiculously expensive but you have no chance to bargain. The border closes at 17:00. If your speed boat arrived at Pok Long after 16:20, you have to take a risk not to be able to cross the border. If the border had been closed when you got there, you have 3 choices.

  • Stay at Eingdoy Hotel, 500m before the border, 039-588109, ab d350B tw400B TV pool bar C4.

  • A small GH in the village near by. 1.5km from the border. Too basic and dirty, sb f 150B C1. Nothing but rip off.

  • Go to Koh Kong by moto(20B/p) and boat(20B/p)

See Koh Kong for more details. From Border (Hat Lek to Trat) The closest major town is Trat. By songthaw from Hat Let to Klong Yai 20B 30min and take another songthaw from K.Yai to Trat 40B 1.5hr Minibus from the border to Trat, 100B/p 1.5hr

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  Information provided by Ministry of Tourism. Government of Cambodia.


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