Ream national park is one of the most beautiful places in Cambodia you won’t expect. This is the place with an amazing history where you can enjoy an incredible tropical getaway in Southeast Asia.
About Ream national park
Ream National Park in Cambodia is the crown jewel between many great spots in Thailand Cambodia tour. With the total of 81 square miles, Ream national park has many incredible sights that you will never forget. The park spans both on the mainland of Cambodia, and in the water surface surround the peninsula area of Sihanoukville, which includes 21 islands.
The national park was established in 1993 with the main purpose to preserve many of the threatened and endangered species of animals in the area. Visiting this park, you will see a wide variety of ecosystems in the Ream national park which includes rivers, estuaries, beaches, coral reefs, forests, rainforests, mangroves, and open water. The national park is divided into many islands by a large river called the Prek Teuk Sap. This river flows directly through the park before meeting the ocean in the Gulf of Thailand.
Ream national park
How to get to Ream national park
There are many ways tourists can select to get to the park, but the journey to your tropical dream vacation all begins in the same place. The entrance to the park is 19 km from the downtown of Sihanoukville. Most tourists fly to the capital of Cambodia, Phnom Penh and then take a bus to Sihanoukville. After that, they continuously take a bus to get to the entrance of the park. The ranger station is located right after the entrance of the park. From the ranger station, it just takes a few minutes to walk on the pathway referred to as the “Sun and Moon Gulf” route. This is also the road leading to the “Sun and Moon Gulf” resort, where you can stay on your trip.
The best time to go to Ream national park
The best time to visit the park is from December to March because it is in the dry season in Cambodia, it is sunny and less rainy. Especially at the beginning of the dry season, the landscape here is lush green along with the vivid colors of wildflowers. It is best to arrive in the early morning to avoid the heat of midday when hiking. You can book Cambodia package tour in advance to have the best preparation for your trip.
What to see in Ream national park
Ream National Park which is also known as the Preah Sihanouk National Park is home to at least 155 species of bird. The mangrove forests are essential habitats for the wading birds and the Prek Toeuk provides sanctuary for them. The river is home to many kinds of wild animals such as milky and adjutant storks, kingfishers, and especially fishing eagles. Jumping on the boat along the river to get a closer look at the life of wild animals. There is a list of mammals includes deer, wild pig and fishing cats that is expected to see when you adventure to the forest.
What to do in Ream national park
On the islands
One of the great things on the islands in the park is that the road systems are constructed so well. So you can easily walk to any place on the islands to see the beauty of sky and sea, or it is better to rent a bicycle to get around the islands to enjoy the cool breeze in the late afternoon of this tropical region. Because the paths are well built, you will have no worry about rain that makes you dirty or slipped-off. You can get around to any place to seek for the new things in the small beloved islands.
The island in Ream national park
In the mainland
There are so many great shops and businesses for you to find clothes, souvenirs, and other things that you want to take home with you around the park, but you will have a great day in the bars, clubs, and restaurants along the beach, or just enjoy a beautiful day on the beach.
At night the beach comes alive with many interesting events for you to entertain. You will not only find great clubs and bars to go to where you can dance or listen to music while sipping your favorite drink but also find great gathering places to meet people from all over the world, or mingle with the local people. It is a wonderful and safe place to visit that you will truly enjoy in Ream national park.
The mangrove forest
What to bring when visiting this park
Unsimilar to other inland national parks, Ream national park covers both the mainland and seawater surface which includes the islands and marine life. It is quite complicated to bring the necessary things when hiking in the park. If you plan to go into the mangrove forests, you have to be sure to wear the comfortable, loose clothing that will keep you cool as you glide through the river waters. A bottle of insect spray will be important here because there are so many types of insects living in the deep forest, especially mosquitoes.
If you are planning to sail to the islands in Ream national park, it is better to bring your swimsuit and clothes so you can take a dip in the waters to cool off and then have something to change into for the return journey. There is an option for you to bring a pair of shoes that aren’t heavy duty hiking boots. It is a smart choice if you choose the light sneakers or sturdy sandals that give your feet support and can’t slip off easily.
After a long time working around o’clock, let’s give your body a holiday in the beautiful country of Cambodia. Cambodia is ready to feast you by its own natural beauty and hospitality. If this information is helpful for you, please contact us. Best trip for you!