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Sunset Otres Beach 1 Sihanoukville Cambodia

Otres Beach 1, Sihanoukville. December, 2015.

Any cross-country itinerary of Cambodia will almost certainly see you dropping by the coastal city of Sihanoukville. If only as the gateway to Koh Rong, Cambodia’s most celebrated castaway style island.

Few people bother with the city itself and with good reason, as it’s a largely ugly, uninspiring place. There are few actual sights and these days the place seems cursed by a growing Chinese influence and a stream of associated construction projects. Indeed much of Sihanoukville now seems to be power plants, oil companies and hotel-casino.

Fruit lady Otres Beach 1 Sihanoukville Cambodia

Otres Beach 1, Sihanoukville. December, 2015.

Nevertheless, Sihanoukville does still have a decent beach scene, especially if you bypass the tacky Serendipity Strip in favour of the much more charming Otres beaches 1 & 2. This is what I did back in December 2015 and I have great memories of my two nights there. To get the full lowdown, take a look at my travel articles on:

Otres Beach 1

Otres Beach 2

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