Ream National Park
Surrounded by lush greenery and the sounds of singing bugs, Ream National Park is very a inviting tropical getaway in Sihanoukville.
Ream National Park is one of Sihanoukville’s many natural beauties, as it is blessed with a rich and diverse flora and fauna. The park also overlooks the waters surrounding the peninsula of Sihanoukville and its 21 beautiful islands. With a diverse ecosystem, you can enjoy marvelous views of rainforests, mangroves, coral reefs, and species endemic to each habitat. On the way, you will also pass by some fishermen’s villages and a naval base.
The Ream National Park is located about a 30-minute drive away from Sihanoukville city.
Opening Days and Hours
The park is open daily from 07:00 to 17:00.
Entry Fee and Bookings
Entrance to the national park is free, but ranger’s services cost about USD 2 to 5 per hour, while the boat trips cost USD 6 to 9 per person.
How to Get There
From Sihanoukville, you can take a tuk-tuk or bus to the entrance of Ream National Park. You will need to engage the services of a ranger to proceed further.
Visitors come to the park for its fantastic views, This attraction is great for families with kids, small groups of friends, young couples, and backpackers.
Time to Spend
You will need to spend about a full day to explore the park.
Popularity and Best Time to Go
Most tour groups will arrive at around 11:00. If you want to avoid the crowd, you should visit the park in the early morning.
The National Park offers a number of activities, such as hikes on different trails including the Meditation Mountain, or watch dolphins (from November to March), snorkel, or go on boat trips.
Food and drinking water is limited so it is recommended to bring your own.
Safety and Fraud
Some orphanages will use children to ask for money from tourists.
Only two guesthouses are available near the park. On the islands, you will have a wider selection from budget guesthouses to bungalows to resorts. Depending on which area you are in, you may want to consider camping to be closer to nature.
Good to Know
For a more convenient and safer experience, it is best to join a tour group rather than explore the park on your own. Follow the rangers’ instructions to avoid getting lost in the national park.