Phnom Penh: A place with some spirit

Phnom Penh: A place with some spirit

LOCATED to the north of Phnom Penh, Wat Phnom encases the city’s most iconic pagoda, the spiritual heart of the city, and its surrounding gardens. Better known for its high-end hotels, the district is serviced by various forms of entertainment, scattered about the leafy streets of this pedestrian-friendly suburb. There has been rapid development in the area of late, credited to improved access roads.

Colonial style

THIS wonderful family villa is situated on a large block in Wat Phnom and boasts a large garden at the front and a courtyard allowing for plenty of parking, while to the rear is a decked pool area. The newly renovated property is a French colonial two-story building with four bedrooms, modern kitchen and two lounges. The master bedroom located on the first floor has a private balcony that overlooks the immaculate front garden. The unfurnished property is currently being renovated and will be available for rent at the end of the month. The rental price is US$3,000 per month with the additional costs for utilities.

Historic renovation

A beautifully renovated apartment located on the second floor of one of Phnom Penh’s grand historical buildings, this is one of Phnom Penh’s truly unique properties. It features two large and spacious bedrooms (one with en-suite), modern kitchen and fully equipped bathrooms. It also comprises a large open rooftop terrace, complete with kitchen and bathrooms facilities, which offers breathtaking views of the city and Wat Phnom, making it a great destination for entertaining guests. The apartment is priced at $2,300 per month excluding utilities costs.

One-bed stunner

AS a budget option, this one-bedroom apartment comes fully furnished and is excellent value. The apartment has separate kitchen and dining area and a large bedroom that opens out to a sizable balcony. Available for long- and short-term basis and due to the fact that all kitchen utensils and facilities are provided, this can be a good extended holiday option for visiting family members. The apartment is located in a block that includes 24-hour management and security and servicing is available at an additional cost. The price of this apartment is $550 per month in addition to electricity, water and internet costs.

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