Cambodia has numerous festivals, celebrations and events happening all year round, including Khmer New Year, Bon Pchum Ben and Bon Om Teuk. Traditional Chinese and Vietnamese festivities such as Chinese New Year and Vietnamese Tet are also widely ceblebrated. Hotels and guesthouses in Sihanoukville tend to fill up on weekends and during special holidays so it can be a good idea to book in advance.
Be sure to check here regularly for the latest events in Sihanoukville.
You will find a range of special events and dinners for Christmas and New Year's Eve in various Sihanoukville hotels and restaurants.
Cambodian New Year or Chaul Chnam Thmey in Khmer is the name of the holiday that celebrates the New Year in Cambodia. The holiday lasts for three days usually starting on April 13th or 14th and is a similar time to the Thai and Lao New Year celebrations as well.
Seafood is the speciality of Sihanoukville, with giant prawns, crabs, squid and fresh ocean fish being particularly popular. A number of little bars and restaurants line the beaches, and it is even possible to sit back and enjoy some fresh seafood right on the beach.
Bonn Kathen - A religious festival marking the end of Buddhist Lent with people all over the country conducting, reverent slow processions to their local temple.