Bus Tickets from Phnom Penh to Sihanoukville
Known as the most famous seaside town in Cambodia, Sihanoukville offers many exciting things to do for the entire family. Sihanoukville was founded in 1964 serves as the more peaceful option to the more crowded beaches in Thailand. Having that said, it is also a much modern city compared to the others in Cambodia with the number of hotels and restaurants coming up on a regular basis. If you have never been to Sihanoukville, Easybook can help you get your tickets for bus from Phnom Penh to Sihanoukville with just a few clicks.
Once you have successfully booked your bus ticket, take note that with the bus via Giant Ibis will be departing from Doun Penh in Phnom Penh and arrive at Group 5 in Sihanoukville. This journey will take you about 3 hours by bus to Sihanoukville for about USD11. Make sure you give Sihanoukville a few extra days to enjoy a quieter time in your Cambodia trip after the busy streets of Phnom Penh.
The city that was named after the King, King Sihanouk is said to not have a lot of interesting attractions as people would only go to Sihanoukville for a more relaxing time. Fortunately, we have managed to compile quite a number of exciting activities you can check out upon arriving by bus from Phnom Penh to Sihanoukville.
Things to do at Sihanoukville
Wat Leu Temple- This is probably the most popular and prominent Buddhist temple in Sihanoukville town. Located 6 kilometers from town along Independence Beach at the foot of Sihanoukville Mountain, Wat Leu’s hilltop is where you need to be for the best views of the islands nearby.
Beaches- Sihanoukville is known as Cambodia’s beach haven so it is only right that you make a trip to one of the many namely Otres, Ochheuteal and Serendipity. Get ready for the most laid back vacation you have ever had by the white sandy beach.
Water sports- With so many beaches available, water sports come as no surprise. There are many activities for you to choose from including scuba diving, snorkeling, kitesurfing kayaking or windsurfing. Sihanoukville beaches is the perfect spot if you are all about being adventurous.
Shopping- The town provides various shopping experiences as a beach resort area. There are plenty of jewelry and souvenir shops available everywhere. The best place for shopping in Sihanoukville has to be the its night market and also Otres Market for the finest items from fresh produce with the locals.
Miniature golf- There are plenty of mini golf facilities located around Sihanoukville and it is the perfect activity for a lazy day by the beach. They are usually priced at reasonable prices for this easy-going miniature golf activity for the entire family.
Kbal Chhay Waterfall- Just 7 kilometers away from the town centre of Sihanoukville is the beautiful Kbal Chhay Waterfall. You can get there by tuk-tuk with a good price to admire this calming place as you are surrounded by beautiful trees after a long day of sitting on the bus to Sihanoukville.
Cooking class- If you love Southeast Asian food and cooking, this is a perfect activity made for you. Learn the art of culinary Khmer specialties by talented chefs as you have the chance to bring back the knowledge to replicate for your entire family. Imagine being able to make their tasty Lok Lak (Bò Lúc L?c) and flavoursome Banana Flower Salad.
Escape rooms- Even Sihanoukville has been hit by the escape room phenomenon with two centers opened in the area right now. Check out the websites for Just Escape and The Escape House for possible promotions, and even free pick-up services are available.
Ream National Park- Be close to nature as you discover this mangrove nature reserve. Tae a 30-minute drive from Sihanoukville and from there, the park rangers will offer you the boat tours or the walking tours. Make sure you all in advance before heading over.
Fitness Resort Sihanoukville- Just 10-minutes ride away from Serendipity beach on Boray Kamakor Street, this Fitness Resort is perfect for the frequent gym-goers. Don’t expect white walls at this place as you will be working out by the relaxing garden area. There are also classes for cross-fit, Muay Thai, MMA and Krav Maga available besides your regular aerobics and yoga classes. Perfect place to stay at and get fit for a few days or weeks.
Buddy Land Water Park- Situated at the back of Ochesquare Plaza, Sihanoukville’s first water park comes with a 12-meter high water slide as well as an indoor playground for kids and a large pool. Great for kids and the entire family to cool down from the hot weather as you shop for some traditional souvenirs.
For first-timers, it is important to be know these few things before getting from Phnom Penh to Sihanoukville by bus:
- ATMs are available everywhere and they accept all international cards so you do not have to worry about money, but try not to carry too much around and withdraw when necessary.
- The medical care is almost non-existence in Sihanoukville area, therefore CT Clinic is your best option as the first stop if you need anything. Best to head back to Phnom Penh or Thailand for anything serious.
- You will need to hop on motodops (motorbike taxi) or tuk-tuks in order to get around Sihanoukville. Avoid using them alone and don’t let the flashy new bikes fool you.
- If you decide to hire a motorbike to go around, be extra careful as there have been cases of theft. Also, best to use your own lock instead of the ones they provide.
- When using a tuk-tuk, make sure you have small notes on you as they may not have enough to change for your big notes. Try not to pay before you get on your ride and make sure the price is reasonable, otherwise you can always try to negotiate for a friendlier price.
Those are just a small portion of what you can do or know in Sihanoukville. If you do consider travelling from Phnom Penh to Sihanoukville by bus to explore these recommendations or more, then just log on to Easybook and purchase your bus ticket on our site without much fuss. Bring the entire family and happy travelling!