Sihanoukville Travel Essentials

Islands and beaches are probably not the first images that come to mind when you say Cambodia, but that’s precisely why Sihanoukville has been an open secret for so long. This town south of Phnom Penh rocks the laid-back vibe—the perfect ending after Indochina’s harried cities and countless temples. Its proximity to national parks and the charming towns of Kampot and Kep doesn’t hurt, either.

Best Time to Visit:

Sihanoukville is hot all year round, but the rainiest months are during monsoon season from June until September.  The best months to visit are in January and February as there is hardly any rain.

Electrical Outlet Type:

Type A (2 flat pins, ungrounded)

Type C (2 round pins, ungrounded)

Type G (3 flat pins)


US Dollars (USD), Cambodian riel (KHR)

Top Modes of Transport From the Airport and Cost Estimate to City Centre:

  • Shuttle bus costs USD5 per person and the shuttle drops off at any area of town. The trip to central Sihanoukville takes 20 minutes.
  • Share taxi ride costs USD5 per person or USD20 for the whole taxi

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