Sihanoukville is Cambodia’s leading tourist destination. It is not very far from the capital city of Phnom Penh, Siem Reap (another tourism city for the world-famous Angkor Wat), and the Thai cities of Bangkok and Pattaya. Tourists get into Sihanoukville by bus, mini-bus, taxi or ferry, but when getting around Sihanoukville, the tuk-tuk is king.
The tuk-tuk is a three-wheeled ride that consists of a regular motorcycle with a carriage at the back. It’s like a modern, motorized rickshaw that can take in a total of four people. The ride is not that comfortable, but it is breezy since it is open on all sides. It is a very cultural experience, especially for western tourists since the tuk-tuk and its many variations are only available in Southeast Asia. This traditional form of transport comes in different names in different countries: in Cambodia and [Read more…]