I’ve taken the road from the Sihanoukville port to Hun Sen Beach many times before, but never explored the nooks and crannies of the village by the water. One day it may be gone, so I decided today was the day I was going to take some photos. I’m glad I did.
I rode out to Hun Sen Beach before I started taking pictures, so this will be a tour in reverse. Hun Sen Beach is Sihanoukville’s widest and cleanest beach. I had no idea why it was so clean until today when I saw some people cleaning the beach.
My next stop was at a spot where some men were building two boats. There are two or three spots where you can see boat builders, but I didn’t want to get too carried away, so this is the only photo I took.
As I continued back towards Sihanoukville, I noticed a road and decided to take a ride down it to see what was there. I saw some houses on stilts hanging over the water. They had spectacular views, but I didn’t take any pictures. I couldn’t resist taking this photo, though. Yes, that’s wall-to-wall trash, but there was something too intriguing about the setting to pass it by.
And then my journey was over. I stopped at my favourite park. It’s near the port. The grass is overgrown and people don’t worry too much about where they throw their trash, but I love it. It brings back fond memories of my first year in Sihanoukville and it is one place where you never seem to see barang. Only Cambodians go there. I’ve posted sunset photos before, but it was long before sunset today, so I took a picture of the food stalls instead of the islands.
After a bottle of water, I returned home, but I’m kicking myself a little. I wish I’d gone further and taken more pictures. Eventually, the road takes you all the way to Steung Hau (sp?). I haven’t been out there for years. Maybe next week? We’ll see how the weather is.