APAD 313: Apartment buildings in Phnom Penh

Posted by on Jun 26, 2012 in A Photo a Day, Addicted to Meme, All things Khmer, sights, That's My World | 2 comments

These are just one of the old apartment buildings in central Phnom Penh. Most apartment buildings in the city are said to be built in the 1960s. Generally a “shop house-style” characterized by deep narrow apartments made up of a combined ground-floor business-front and upstairs residence, with similar layouts consisting of a living room, kitchen and bathroom at the back and one or two bedrooms in the middle.

Apartment buildings in Phnom Penh are commonly 3-5 stories tall and with a balcony.

As you can see these apartments have been re-painted, there are still more buildings that need a bit of sprucing up.

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  1. Cambodia is one of the countries that I love to visit in the future. It looks like cozy and charming.

    • Thank you for your comment. Phnom Penh is a charming city and full of character but it could also get chaotic at times. My husband and I are also eyeing the Camino area in the north of Spain.

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