The Cambodian navy has a base at Ream,
and sailors may appear unexpectedly; usually they're doing
little more than cooking their lunch. The park has
landscapes for anyone: mangrove forests, a mountainside
waterfall, and miles of beaches unmarked by footprints.
Nearly 200 bird species live here, including herons and
cranes. King cobras and pythons have been spotted, too, so
be vigilant on hiking trails!
are plenty of trips offered by travel agents in
Sihanoukville, it's easy enough to get here on your own,
either with a motodop or by renting a motorbike. There are
35 rangers in Ream park, and several speak English. Trekking
with a ranger's advisable: their services are reasonable, at
$2/hour. Hikes to meditation mountain and Keng Kong
waterfall are popular trips.
Another excellent option is
a boat trip down the mangrove-lined Prek Toeuk Sap river,
done with a group of other travellers. For 1-5 people it's
$35, and for 6 or more the going rate is $6 each. The Prek
Toeuk Sap Freshwater River is salty in the dry season
as seawater flows inland, and filled with freshwater from
ponds in the rainy season. Flying fish cartwheel out of the
water, and dolphin sightings are not uncommon