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Any suggestions on something fun to do in Cambodia?

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I am visiting Cambodia next month as part of a 3 month trip around South East Asia. Anything fun to do in Cambodia other than go to Angkor Wat? There doesn’t seem to be much else to do in Cambodia.

Reply from Thailand Info

Try taking the train from Phnom Penh to Sihanoukville. This service only started in April 2016. The last passenger train services ran in 2005. This is something not many foreign visitors to Cambodia have tried yet. The word is yet to get out and this is a great time to try the train service before it becomes a part of the main South East Asia tourist circuit. Sihanoukville is also Cambodia’s premier beach resort and a good place to relax for a couple days before you travel onward either to Vietnam or Thailand.

Ticket and Train Stations

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Train from Phnom Penh to Sihanoukville

At the moment you can only purchase Cambodia train tickets at a train station and only 1 day in advance. However, don’t worry about it. At the time of writing the trains are only ever half full. Turn up at Phnom Pneh Train Station the evening before and you will be able to purchase a ticket for the next day. The seat reservation system is not properly up and running yet in Cambodia so don’t worry about having to book early to get the best seats. The way to get to get the best seats is to arrive early and get your preferred seat before someone else do. Phnom Penh train station is conveniently located in the centre of Phnom Penh city and not far from areas popular with foreign visitors. Its easy to make a quick trip to the railway station whilst exploring the city.

Location of Phnom Penh Train Station

 
Train Times and Ticket Price: Phnom Penh to Sihanoukville

The train only run Friday, Saturday and Sunday with one departure a day each of these days at 15.oo on Fridays, and at 07.00 on Saturdays and Sundays. The journey takes 7 hours and 30 minutes. The Friday train arrives late in the evening in Sihanoukville at 22.30 so we recommend that you book a hotel near Sihanoukville train station in advance.

Train tickets one way from Phnom Penh to Sihanoukville costs approximately $7.

Next find out How to Get From Siem Reap to Sihanoukville