Things to See and Do - Sihanouk ville, Cambodia
Kbal Chhay Waterfall - Sihanouk ville
Kbal Chhay waterfall is located in Khan Prey Nup, about 16 kilometers north of the downtown Sihanoukville. To reach the site from Sihanoukville, take National Road 4 toward Phnom Penh. About 7 kilometers out side of town, there is a sign announcing the site. Turn left and go 9 kilometers along a trail. The water at Kbal Chhay comes from many sources along the mountain range, although only three of these sources are visible. The waterfall, which is 14 meters high, is at the point where those three sources joint.
Kbal Chhay was discovered in 1960. Three years later, it was developed into a reservoir to supply clean water to the city of Sihanoukville. The reservoir construction, however, was interrupted due to civil war, and the site became a hide-out for the Khmer Rouge. In 1997, Kbal Chhay was marked for development, and a year later Kok An Company was awarded a contract to construct a road and develop the site for tourism.
Sihanoukville in Cambodia stands distinctly as one of the yet unexplored beach destinations in Asia. It holds the inspiring history of once ravaged by the political upheaval and bouncing back to life and fervor to become ?Asia?s next trendsetting beach? destination (as per the reputed New York Times). Sihanoukville formerly known as Kompong Som offers fabulous Sihanoukville Tourist Attractions that are sure to leave you simply flabbergasted. One of the must visit tourist attractions in Sihanoukville is Kbal Chhay Waterfalls in Sihanoukville which is known for its fascinating natural beauty.
The Kbal Chhay Waterfalls at Sihanoukville is situated on the Prek Tuk Sap River located about 30 minutes away from Sihanoukville. These falls can be best viewed during the wet season in Sihanoukville. The wet season in Sihanoukville occurs between July to October. It is during this time that the Kbal Chhay Waterfalls in Sihanoukville is the most attractive with white froth of water cascading down. During the dry season however the Kbal Chhay Waterfalls in Sihanoukville remains almost non existent with water just managing to trickle down.
The Kbal Chhay Waterfalls of Sihanoukville, Cambodia is actually a collection of 3meters to 5 meters high waterfalls which originates from different sources along the mountain ranges. However, only three out of the collection can be sighted. Besides being just a picturesque sight, the location of the Kbal Chhay Waterfalls in Sihanoukville is also a popular picnic spot where you can spend you day amongst the greenery and serene natural ambience of Kbal Chhay Waterfalls in Sihanoukville. The area also offers abundance of food and drink stand that drink stands for refreshments if you need any.
The Kbal Chhay Waterfalls in Sihanoukville can be easily reached from the main city center of Sihanoukville by taking the Route 4 north and then taking a turn at mile marker 217. This journey barely takes about 30 minutes. Boating of amazing natural beauty this is tourist attraction in Sihanoukville which is not to be missed.
Locates at Khan Prey Nup in seven-Kilometer distance from the Sihanouk Ville Town, then turning left more nine-Kilometers by a red soil road. The waterfall of Kbal Chhay has many sources from the mountain rank at the seaside. The history of Kbal Chhay waterfall was found in 1960. Until 1963 Kbal Chhay arranged as the clean-water sources for providing to Sihanouk Ville, but the arrangement was failed became a hidden place for Khmer Rouge. In 1997, Kbal Chhay was changed to the developing zone. In 1998 Kbal Chhay was for bid by Kok An Company on constructing road and changing this site as tourist resort for local and international tourists. Nowadays, the Royal Government of Cambodia has changed this site as the clean-water sources for providing clean water to Sihanouk Ville.
Kbal Chhay Waterfall is located 16 km north of Sihanoukville, and is fed by many different water sources from the nearby mountain ranges. The waterfall itself is multi-tiered, and is about 14 meters high. It was discovered in 1960. It has become quite popular among Khmers due to it being a major location for the 2000 movie ?The Giant Snake?, which is the most successful modern Cambodian movie.
Map of Kbal Chhay Waterfall
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