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Why Kbal Chhay Waterfall is special ?
Kbal Chhay waterfall is known for its fascinating natural beauty and the greenery and serene natural ambience of Sihanoukville. It holds the inspiring history of once ravaged by the political upheaval and bouncing back to life and fervor to become a great destination. Kbal Chhay Waterfall is fed by many different water sources from the nearby mountain ranges. The waterfall itself is multi-tiered, and is about 14 meters high, offers a great site for tourists.
What to explore at Kbal Chhay Waterfall?
The waterfall is 10 meters high and 8 meters wide during the rainy season. There is a huge rocks under the water in dry season.
Its vegetation is also plentiful, especially types of mosses and ferns which grows in and out the water, covered the fall with a beautiful green.
There are a lot of hammocks, food and drink vendors around the area
You can go swimming in the river and climbing and even hiking around the falls to enjoy the best views which is just far away from it.
Kbal Chhay is an ideal place to picnic as well, you can enjoy your whole day amid this natural space and fresh fall.
How to get to Kbal Chhay Waterfall?
Kbal Chhay waterfall is about a 30-minute ride from downtown Sihanoukville to the falls. Take Route 4 north to the ‘Kbal Chhay’ sign near mile marker 217, about 1km north of the anchor and globe monument.
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.
Boating of amazing natural beauty this is tourist attraction in Sihanoukville which is not to be missed.
1,000 riel (KHR) for a motorcycle to get in (about 25 cents), $1 for a car.
(If you pay this amount, you'll probably be the one of the first. If they ask for more, just give them the correct amount, ask for a receipt, and drive through.)
- Beauty and Culture
- Great In Rainy Season
- Marvelous waterfall
- Source of Wealth
- Good place to go to beat the heat
Kbal Chhay Waterfalls, Cambodia
Tips for you
- These falls can be best viewed during the wet season during July to October. In this time the Kbal Chhay Waterfalls is the most attractive with white froth of water cascading down. - During the rainy season, July to October, the falls are much more impressive, but you can't play in the water as much.Timming
Very very beautiful place. you can shower under the strong waterfall... this is a good massage)))) but try do not lost your swimming suite))))
We visited here in march 2015.The road to waterfalls is dusty so make sure the clothes you wear are not your favorite!During the whole time we were there, no other turists, just locals having a picnic and swimming. They don't care about keeping the place clean so it's full of trashes. So sadThe waterfalls itself was nice but not amazing. So If you have only a few days in snooky don't bother.
Kbal Chhay is still a locals relaxation place and that's great! Unlike the beaches this place is not 'tainted' by Western influences, or better said, spoiled to please western tourists. No annoying loud music and 'booze cruisers'. The water is cool and clear. during the rainy season the waterfall is amazing, but turns into a insignificant drizzle during the dry season. usally it is peacefull and quite, but during celebration days it can be packed with pick-nicking locals enjoying the water. food and drinks are available for reasonable pricing.
$1 entry. The falls are beautiful and very nice for photos. You can see many locals playing in the water which is a neat cultural experience. There are local food vendors at the entrance with cheap delicious food.