"Found on the Prek Tuk Sap River about 30 minutes away from the city, Kbal Chhay Waterfalls is a collection of many waterfalls but only three can been seen in full view. The falls, each measuring three to five meters high, come from different specific sources along the nearby mountain ranges. The waters make picturesque white froth as they cascade to the cool pools below. The surrounding areas are teeming with lush greenery and restful picnic spots. The ambience around the waterfalls is truly an amazing oneness with Nature. Today, food and drink stalls line the area to refresh the visitors so that they may linger longer if they wished. The falls are so inviting that no one really wants to go home without spending hours and hours near the falls."
The Kbal Chhay Waterfalls at Sihanoukville is situated on the Prek Tuk Sap River located about 30 minutes away from 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
(at mile marker 217). 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.
The Kbal Chhay Waterfalls is actually a collection of 3meters to 5 meters high waterfalls
This tourist attraction with its amazing natural beauty is not to be missed,
when you stay in Sihanoukville.
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 Sihanoukville.
However, only three water sources are visible
of the Kbal Chhay Waterfalls, the site is very popular. 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. Wading through the water at the top of the falls can be dangerous, because it can be very slippery. The area also offers abundance of food and drink stand that drink stands for refreshments if you need any. Try going on a weekday if you want a quiet visit.
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.