Preah Sihanouk Province is one of Cambodia’s four coastal provinces. It is located 230 kilometers southwest of Phnom Penh and can be reached by either road or flight. However, most travellers to Preah Sihanouk Province use cars or buses. If by car, the trips to the province can be taken from the capital city mainly through the National Road #4 or through National Road #3 past Kampot Province but converged into the National Road #4 at Veal Renh before reaching the provincial town. If by plane, the flights can be taken from Phnom Penh International Airport or Siem Reap International Airport. In the 1960s, the province could also be accessed by train, but nowadays trains operated from Phnom Penh to the province are mainly used for freight transportation and take longer hours compared to road trips.
Locally known as Kampong Som and named after the deceased former King Norodom Sihanouk, Preah Sihanouk Province is renowned for its pristine white-sand beaches, unspoiled tropical islands, fabulous seafood, water sports, and dynamic nightlife. Now it has become one of the best seaside destinations in Asia to be explored.
When in town, there are plenty of sea-based activities tourists may enjoy, namely relaxing on a deckchair on a fabulous palm-studded beach with the absorption of the sea fresh air, drinking of a chilled coconut and eating of some toothsome grilled seafood, having a relaxing beachside massage, or doing the beach or water sports. Visitors who like being adventurous may enjoy boating, island-hopping, fishing, diving and snorkeling in crystal clear waters. For the expert enthusiast who wants to explore the mysterious underwater world of coastal Cambodia, the province has PADI Dive Centers and qualified instructors who know just the right spots to take you. In the evenings, tourists may enjoy the nightlife at bars on the beach or bars and nightclubs in town.