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I will be on the Sapphire Princess in March 2020 when it will make a stop in Sihanoukville, Cambodia. I was thinking of just getting off the ship (tender port) and seeing what could be available from the port. Maybe a ride in the Tuk Tuk? Are they available at the pier and more importantly, are they safe? Is there any shopping around there?

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Tuk-Tuk is the best option - many available in the port and in the city centre. Accept USD - agreen on price before the trip.

 

We did visit The Phsar Leu Market - a authentic and traditional market, however a horrible but interesting place. Also Wat Leu Pagoda.

Visited Starfish Cafe and craft shop -  a peaceful garden to relax and enjoy a bite to eat and drink (not many alternatives).

 

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As Hallasm's post, Tuk-Tuk for town.

 

But there will also be vans for going further afield. Again, negotiate a price (USD) and itinerary. Seriously cheap.

A group of us were taken to a waterfall, across to a little weekender's island by long-tail boat for beach & swimming time, to Ream National Park (in return for a small donation, a priest there blessed us with a long and happy life. Great value, I paid double for an extra-long & extra-happy life - seems to have worked out so far :classic_wink:). Finally, on the way back to Sihanoukville,  to a truly grubby little fishing village - quite an eye-opener. 

 

In many many respects Cambodia is still in the 17th century.  Plenty of cruisers don't like this port-of-call, but it's quite an education about how the other half live, and IMHO an experience not to be missed.

 

JB :classic_smile:

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We were in Sihanoukville 2 weeks ago, it is a mess, all of the roads have been dug up due to the extensive construction of Chinese hotels/casinos.

Tuk Tuks are available at the port for city tours, but get out of the city if you can.  

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