The Five Star Vagabond

Super travel tips, all road tested by David Herd. I'm an Australian guy who moved to Thailand in 2011 & still travel the world as often as possible.

Sihanoukville Cambodia Coast

August 7, 2013 by David Herd

Cambodia, interesting friendly & mysterious.

Sihanoukville Cambodia coast

Sihanoukville Cambodia Coast

Sihanoukville Cambodia Coast is about 3 hours by bus from Phnom Penh. We were sad to leave the city however with the high May temperature we were looking forward to relaxing on the beach while sipping on a few cold beers.

Nice sand & lots of activity

Sihanoukville Cambodia Coast

The beaches were more crowded than usual due to a public holiday. Never the less it was great to enjoy the casual atmosphere and sea breeze.

Busy beach

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Public holiday to celebrate the Kings birthday.

One of the many beach bars.

Sihanoukville Cambodia Coast

Lots of casual bars along the beach where you can get a nice cold beer.

Old boat in Sihanoukville

Sihanoukville Cambodia Coast

Sihanoukville was the place of the last official battle of the United States Army in the Vietnam War, although the incident took place outside Vietnam. The Mayaguez incident of 12–15 May 1975 involved US forces and the Khmer Rouge. Currently, divers at Koh Tang, one of the Sihanoukville islands where the major battle to free the USS Mayaguez took place, can see two shipwrecks on the sea floor 40 metres (130 ft) down.

Sihanoukville Cambodia Coast

Sihanoukville Cambodia Coast

Reminds me of Pattaya 30 years ago.

Nice beach with fine white sand.

Sihanoukville Cambodia Coast

I will visit again in October 2017.

Sokha Beach Resort

Sokha Beach Resort Luxury five star hotel on the beach, for a great room rate book here.

Sokha Beach Resort

Sihanoukville Cambodia Coast

Lovely grounds and right on the beach.

The bride at the Sokha Hotel

Sihanoukville Cambodia Coast

Ah! The blushing bride. 🙂

Sihanoukville Cambodia Coast

Sihanoukville Cambodia Coast

These little guys are always hungry.

The navy arrives

Sihanoukville Cambodia Coast

I’m fairly sure is was the U.S. Navy.

David Herd & Tony Murphy with Ziggy.

Sihanoukville Cambodia Coast Ziggy was running a small hotel in Sihanoukville in the town center, next time I return I will stay on the beach.

My main impression of Sihanoukville is don’t expect too much in the way of luxury unless you check into an upmarket hotel, just enjoy the casual atmosphere and super low prices compared with other Asian countries.

Thanks for visiting my Sihanoukville Cambodia Coast photo blog.


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