As the New Year approaches we have listed out a few options to help you plan the last night of the year! Don’t forget to check our Experiences section as well for some interesting activities.

Sihanouk Ville

Sihanouk Ville beach is one of the most popular local places for New Year countdown in Cambodia. Every year, lot of people go to Sihanouk Ville to celebrate the year-end night.

It has always been crowded. People need to prepare for the trip in advance to ensure that hotels and buses are not sold out.

On countdown night, people usually play fireworks at the beach and dance around the fire, having fun with their family and friends. This makes the night a beautiful unforgettable memory for them.

How to reach:

The most common and convenient option is the bus journey. You can book your bus ticket for Phnom Penh to Sihanoukville on CamboTicket.

Siem Reap

Angkor Wat is a world-famous historical site that attracts millions of tourists to visit each year. It is also one of the most popular places that pop up in people’s mind when they think about countdown place.

Phnom Penh to Siem Reap - Pub Street

Pub Street is very popular among tourists when they visit Siem Reap. It is also a well-known spot for the countdown night. People gather with their family and friends and countdown together at midnight. Each year, it is always crowded and runs out of hotels to stay. Therefore, if you want to go there, you should prepare your plan and book everything ahead of time.

How to reach:

Having an International airport tourists can always book a flight in advance to Siem Reap. On the other hand, if you’re planning to travel by bus, Camboticket offers a lot of options with the convenience of booking online. Having routes from Bangkok to Siem Reap as well as Phnom Penh to Siem Reap Camboticket has got you covered !

Phnom Penh on New Year night

To get a local feel we would advise the travelers to check out the Mekong riverside. As an illustration, a lot of locals gather here with their friends and family to celebrate the evened enjoy the fireworks!

Raffles will have their “Kingdon of Wonder Gala Dinner” which will be held poolside. There will be a performance by The Royal Ballet of Cambodia, and food stations to include foie gras, oysters, international cheeses, and more. They will also be having live music in the Elephant Bar.

The Sofitel will have their “Gala Dinner in the Phokeethra Grand Ballroom,” which will include entertainment of an opera singer, “best of Khmer 60’s pop in Khmer, English, and more.” Looks like a pretty great menu.

Hotel Cambodiana is having a big buffet dinner, and their party is called the “Venetian Carnival.” There will be a lot of entertainment to include a circus show and live bands. They should also do a big fireworks display (which you’ll be able to see from anywhere on Riverside.

Nagaworld is having their “Dazzling Ball – Dance to the New Year” with entertainment and a buffet.

If you’re looking more for a party then check out a few events we specially suggest the top bars and restaurants in Phnom Penh –

  1. Heineken’s New Year’s Eve 2018 party at the Eclipse Sky Bar, Phnom Penh Towers.
  2. PontoonClub, Phnom Penh for the best music in the town!
  3. Tacquiera Corona Restaurant
  4. Malis Cambodian Restaurant
  5. Khema
  6. Topaz
  7. Mok Mony
  8. Daughters of Cambodia Visitor Centre Cafe
  9. Friends the Restaurant
  10. Rustic Restaurant
  11. Brooklyn Pizza & Bistro



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