Sihanoukville province is located in south west of Cambodia, approximately 232 kilometers from the nation’s capital, Phnom Penh. It sits on a peninsula within the Gulf of Thailand and is the kingdom’s premier seaside destination with various beautiful beaches along the coastline and tropical islands scattered about offshore.
Sihanoukville (in Khmer “Kampong Som or Kampong Saom”) was established in 1964 in order to create Cambodia’s one and only deep-water port.
The province’s popularity grows year upon year for both Cambodians and people holidaying from around the globe because it offers pleasant, white sand beaches, eco-tourism spots, islands, marsh lands, Ream National Park, waterfalls and many other things to see and do. The potential of this region is significantly visible, and offers typical investors in Asia a great alternative to traditional coastal choices available in Thailand or Vietnam. Unlike nearby ports, Sihanoukville also seems highly resistant to natural disasters such as typhoons and tsunamis.
Meanwhile, as the deep sea port in substantially expanded under a new state initiative and the Special Economic Zones continue to develop and expand, the region looks set to replace Phnom Penh as the nation’s premier industrial hub