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Port Information for sihanoukville, Cambodia

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

The port for Sihanoukville, Cambodia is outside of town. It is not possible to walk and they wouldn't let  you if you tried. The area around the port contains some houses on the water that seem interesting, but you can't go there. You should know that Sihanoukville is nothing like Siem Reap. It's not pretty, not interesting and a bit hectic. You will have to take the bus (that is provided by the ship) to town. I don't think they will let you take a taxi, but I wouldn't recommend it even if you could get by with it.

When you arrive in Sihanoukville, it will be chaotic at the place they drop you off. In fact, some people won't even get off of the bus. The local people are harmless, but very, very aggressive with "Tuk TuK" rides, items for sale, etc.. and it will be like making your way through an elvis sighting. Have a thick skin in Sihanoukville. You can use american dollars. Be wise. There is a bank and atms there also, but you don't need much money to eat or buy a nick-nack here and there. I will write blog posts with pictures on Sihanoukville here soon. Hope this helps for now.


Anonymous said...

I really appreciate your travel blog!! We are preparing for a RCL cruise to SE Asia in 11/10. After reading your very "real" comments on Sihanoukville I reread the one RCL had written. Quite a different picture painted. I'm going with your observance and I "Thank You"!! ~~Judy

Luther Bailey said...

Hi Judy!

Thanks so much for the note! If you are the type that likes beaches, then there is a nice beach area that you can spend the day on if you don't want to go into town. I didn't go to the beach, but I hear that's it's nice for getting away from it all. The cruise ship will probably offer a transfer or excursion to the beach, hopefully. Yes, the "Town" of Sihanoukville is not very fun. :-)

Thanks again! Luther

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