Superb Royal Palace views 2-bedroom apartment for rent | Riverside Daun Penh

No. 6BE០​, Samdach sothearos Blvd, sangkat Tonle basac, Khan 12206, Phnom Penh, Cambodia


  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony
  • Ceiling fans
  • City views
  • Close to Aeon 1
  • East-facing
  • Fully furnished
  • Natural light
  • Near French Embassy
  • Near Independence Monument
  • Parking nearby
  • Private terrace
  • Tourism location
  • TV Cable
  • Washing machine
  • WiFi


Authentic 2-bedroom Khmer style apartment close to the riverfront with super Royal Palace views for rent.

Tastefully restored and full of beautiful furniture, it is a lovely home and bound to please.

With direct street access, you will enter the living/dining area with original antique furniture leading onto a private balcony overlooking the Royal Palace.

This apartment is well positioned due to its proximity to Naga, BKK 1 and Riverside and the French School is not that far either.

Apartment features:

  • Two security access doors for personal safety
  • Quiet location with direct Royal Palace views
  • Air conditioning / hot water
  • Kitchen with storage, refrigerator and utensils
  • Plenty of storage in all rooms
  • Large open plan dining/living room
  • Plenty of natural light
  • Direct street access
  • Located close to Riverside and the Royal Palace
  • EDC and water (State rates)
  • One-month deposit / one month rent up-front

Original ID: DP4.H1

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Riverside: the real downtown near the palace

Day and night Riverside is busy. It is probably the real downtown Phnom Penh where the oldest parts of the city are located. I am referring to Wat Phnom, Phsar Chas, Phsar Kandal, Chey Chumneas and Chaktomuk.

Preah Sisowath (honoring King Sisowath 1904 to 1927 reign) is the avenue / boulevard running along the riverfront.

It starts at the Buddhist Institute near Sothearos Boulevard. Then continues north to the Japanese Bridge where it becomes National Road 6 leading to Battambang.

Generations of days gone by have left their footprints from Angkor kings to French colonists to UN troops.

Riverside witnesses the confluence of the Mekong, Tonle Sap and Bassac rivers and where the Water Festival is best viewed each November. It is always stunning, especially at sun up and sundown.

In Riverside, there is a wide selection of restaurants, wellbeing services, hotels, shops and bars aimed at tourists.

Among the restaurants, you will find good selections – German, Italian, French, Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Vietnamese, Thai, Indonesian and Malaysian.

A personal reflection on Riverside – from art gallery to market stall, $5 massages and 5-star hotels

Street 172 is punctuated with $3 massage joints and bars occupied by grey faces framed with light grey hair. Yet, just around the corner, Street 178 is now arguably the rising art gallery district of Phnom Penh with the University of Fine Arts a stone’s throw away.

Friends Café has made a bold statement and the Mansion House seems to be waiting for reincarnation. Now the Hyatt has opened its doors to the Jet set, it may well be a different designer-schmick precinct to what is currently now.

In fact, when you look up along 172, the standard of shophouses is somewhat ‘better’ than in other parts of the city: it could be the rising star of Daun Penh and Riverside.

In the streets around Riverside, there is a sense that there are too many hostess bars, each vying for a shifting slice of the tourist and expat pie.

Rents will rise with the inevitable escalation of land values and the ROI of each vendor’s patch will become more and more critical as the clock ticks.

Looking at Phsar Kandal and the open block where Prey Sar prison once sat. one can’t help but wonder what’s coming next.

Given its proximity to Riverside and the 172 and 178 ‘sweet spot’, maybe there is something special waiting in the sidelines, something for the inspired new generation of architects and artists.

My guess is a shopping centre, possibly with apartments too!


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