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Independence Beach


Northwest of Sokha Beach, much of Independence Beach (also known as 7-Chann Beach) has been taken over by a gargantuan new property development, but a 500m swath is open to the public and features about a dozen restaurants and bars.

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1. Sokha Beach

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2. Lamherkay Beach

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3. Independence Monument


The Independence Monument stands at the intersection that separates Sihanoukville city centre from Victory Hill.

4. Victory Beach


Not the best beach in town due to the looming backdrop of the Sihanoukville Port development, which has closed off part of Victory Beach. But the part…

5. Golden Lions Roundabout

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The highly garish and impossible-to-miss Golden Lions Roundabout sits at the top of the hill where Serendipity Beach Rd heads down to the sea.

6. Ochheuteal Beach

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7. Wat Leu

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8. Otres 1 Beach

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