The city of Sihanoukville in Cambodia has a small yet established ladyboy scene. It might not be that large compared to some other popular destinations in southeast Asia. However, due to the tourism, you find quite a few transgenders working in the bar industry, or simply as freelancers.
Sihanoukville is a small beach town. It is known for its charm, laid back lifestyle, and more of a authentic Khmer nightlife experience. So if your in Sihanoukville, and looking to meet some ladyboys, you have some good options to fulfill that desire, which I will get into shortly.
I will first start off with a brief intro, then list the best places to meet ladyboys in Sihanoukville, including some more details that will help you really understand the scene here.
Introduction to Sihanoukville
The first thing that you should be aware of is the fact that there aren’t any fully dedicated ladyboy establishments in Sihanoukville. Like some ther destinations, you will find them here working alongside the ladies in the girly bars, or similar places.
Another place which is excellent is the online scene which will give you access to meeting plenty of “normal” ladyboys who are not working in the foreign entertainment industry, and also the freelancers who are working interdependently.
Here is where you can meet them:
If you are in Sihanoukville and want to see some in the bars, then head to the Victory Hill area. There you will find some who are either working in the bars. They will be mixed in with the regular bar girls, or are there as freelancers.
Remeber, if they work in the bar you can buy them a lady drink and get to know them better. Another option is to barfine them and take them out, but again, that is only possible of the ladyboys are actually employed by the bar. The freelancers are different, in the sense that they work independant, and can go with you as they please.
Drinks: 1$ – 2$ for beers
Ladydrinks: $3 – 4$
Online Dating Sites
Possibly the best ways to meet ladyboys in Sihanoukville these days. It is as simple as signing up, setting up profile and browsing the site for potential ladyboys to meet.
The great thing about the online method of meeting them is the fact that it can be very convenient. It is also very easy to do. Furthermore, many transgenders feel comfortable chatting with single male foreigners online. The whole process just simply works for both sides. You can find good ladyboys who actually want a relationship with a foreigners. You also have freelancers who are interested in short term dating and hookups.
You can usually find some ladyboys at the Seredipty Beach area. The good thing here is that you can either see them hanging out by the beach promenade, or at some of the nightclubs like JJ’s. There is also Sessions which is known to have some ladyboys.
The main thing to keep in mind about the Serendipity Beach area is that most of the ladyboy freelancers are limited to what clubs they are allowed into. Feel free explore the area to see what you can find, and keep those places I mentioned in mind in your search.
To conclude, I wanted to give some final words on Sihanoukville. The city is definitely one of the best in Cambodia to meet ladyboys.
Is it better than Phnom Penh?
In my opinion it is not, however, it seems to be much better than Siem Reap.
Another great point about Sihanoukville is that it is a beach town. This might be preferred by those travelers who are looking for a vacation-like atmosphere.
A good plan is to visit both Phnom Penh and Sihanoukville, especially when it comes to you experiencing the nightlife and party scenes. Keep in mind that you also have the online dating sites as a means to meet ladyboys in Sihanoukville.
Finally, enjoy this city for what it is. An authentic Cambodian experience, with a relaxed beach town vibe, which you can enjoy without breaking the bank.