People often ask where to live in Phnom Penh. In this article we compare different parts of the capital in order to work out the best place to live in Phnom Penh.
Close to the flyover and relatively commercial and industrial, Chaom Chau is located near Phnom Penh International Airport. Kambol is also close to the airport, but is a quieter area than Chaom Chau and suffers less from traffic congestion. It has good links to the city.
Teuk Thla is the area around Russian Boulevard just before the international airport. It suffers from traffic congestion and high property prices. Although slightly further out of town, Kambol is less polluted and congested, a great place to bring up a family.
Khan Prek Pnov is to the north of Phnom Penh, just before Kandal Province. A quiet area with little infrastructure it is dominated by wetlands. Kambol is located close to the airport but with good links to the city and Sen Sok, with plenty of space for family life.
Kandal is the province that wraps itself around the capital Phnom Penh. In many respects it is just like a rural town with the consequent amenities and infrastructure. Kambol is a suburban district of Phnom Penh with good access to the city without the high prices and congestion of the downtown area.
Dangkor is located to the south of Phnom Penh and is not heavily endowed with infrastructure and public amenities. It is probably best known for The Killing Fields. Kambol is more central with good connections to central Phnom Penh and competitive property prices.
Located just across Monivong Bridge to the south of Phnom Penh, Chbar Ampov is really a satellite city under development rather than part of the capital. Kambol is suburban Phnom Penh with great accessibility to the capital’s attractions and with more space for family life.
Krong Ta Khmau lies in Phnom Penh’s neighboring Kandal province, and as such is more of a commuter town than Kambol. The latter is most definitely suburban Phnom Penh and thus has more life as well as better accessibility to the facilities and amenities of the capital.
These two districts are similar. Porsenchey district was divided to create Kambol in 2019. The former is slightly closer to the center of town than the latter. Although Kambol has lower property prices and more space in which to develop family life.
Mean Chey covers huge tracts of land to the south and south west of Phnom Penh. The inner part is quite industrialized and the outer full of construction. Kambol is closer to the existing airport with good links to the downtown area, making a good area for the kids.
Where to Live in Phnom Penh
As you can see from the above, Phnom Penh is a vibrant developing capital city with many attractions. However, if you are looking for a great area to bring up your family where property prices are affordable and with good connectivity to the downtown area, then Khan Kambol is best place to live in Phnom Penh.