Kâmpóng Saôm
The Essential
Commonly thought of as a seaside resort by many westerners, Sihanoukville is above all industrial. Most of its income is derived from its autonomous port, built between 1955 and 1960 on the initiative of Norodom Sihanouk. Set in the province of the same name, the town was first called Kampong Som, but it now bears the name of the former king. Its successful tourist industry has encouraged the construction of many hotels and casinos..