also known as Kampong Som is Cambodia's most popular beach resort, it can be visited all year round to appreciate the cool breezes and clear blue skies. The area has beautiful tropical white sandy beaches, several of which often remain completely deserted, with offshore islands which are ideal for scuba diving. Local fishermen will take visitors to any one of the nearby islands where the coral, teeming with tropical fish, is perfect for snorkeling, diving, and fishing. There are many restaurants catering for various national tastes but its well worth trying the freshly caught crab, shrimp and other seafood the region has to offer. Sihanoukville is also Cambodia's only maritime port and is located 232 km from Phnom Penh. It is accessible via one of the best inter-provincial roads in the country.
is a pretty riverside town just 5 km from the sea and serves the very popular seaside resort of Kep. Once a fashionable haunt of the French elite, it was known as “La Perle de la Cote d' Agathe” and has stunning offshore islands and a beautiful bay, King Sihanouk owned one of these islands and would often use it for entertaining. This region is famous for its production of durian, the foul smelling fruit, and reputedly has the best seafood in the country.
The Bokor Hill Station
was the cool retreat for the French elite during colonial times set in the Elephant Mountains. At an elevation of just over 1000m (3280 ft) it is famous for its pleasant climate, clear streams and tranquil surroundings. Visitors will be taken in by the stunning panoramas, forested vistas and breathtaking views of the sea. The best time to visit is between November and May.