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Spectacular architect designed 4 bedroom penthouse for rent | Riverside

HWFF+6FW, Preah Norodom Blvd (41), Phnom Penh, Cambodia


  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling fans
  • City views
  • Close to Central Market
  • Close to French Embassy
  • EDC and Water State rates
  • Fully furnished
  • High ceilings
  • Large open plan spaces
  • Natural light
  • Northern orientation
  • Parking nearby
  • Riverside proximity
  • Tourism location


This architect designed penthouse located in the historic neighborhood of Phnom Penh’s Chinese quarter near Wat Phnom, Riverside is now available for rent.

Sitting within walking distance to scenic Riverside and the emerging CBD, views from the spacious terrace tell a story of the city’s past, present and future.

Western standard equipment, retro style interior decoration and a 4 x 4m private rooftop pool give uniqueness to this inner city experience.

Being on the top floor of a 1950’s shop house, apartment is unique. It has a 12m wide living room facing Wat Phnom with floor to ceiling windows providing a panoramic view of city skyline.

The private and shaded terrace offers a relaxing space to enjoy the local street life. Natural light and cross ventilation make the living spaces comfortable year round.

The entire apartment is ONLY available when the owners travel overseas.

Riverside penthouse features:

  • Fully equipped western standard kitchen
  • Rooftop private pool
  • Laundry room with washing machine
  • Surround sound system
  • Weekday daily cleaning service
  • Renovated to Western standard in 2018

Original ID: DP1.A8

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Riverside: the real downtown

Riverside, the real downtown is the old city – Wat Phnom, Old Market, Kandal Market and Chaktomuk. Many generations’ footprints are here – Angkor kings, French colonists and UN troops. It is where the Mekong, Tonle Sap and Bassac rivers meet and where the Water Festival takes place each year.

Riverside is always stunning especially at sunrise and sunset. Day and night it is busy and a popular tourist spot.

Sisowath Quay (in honor of King Sisowath) is the riverfront road. It starts at the Buddhist Institute and continues north to Japanese Bridge. There it becomes Road 6 and out of the city.

The area has a wide choice of restaurants, wellbeing services, hotels, shops and bars. Among the restaurants, you will find Italian, French, Japanese, Vietnamese, Indonesian and Malaysian.

A personal reflection on Riverside

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 and National Museum only 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 surrounding streets in this part of Phnom Penh, 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.

As of last week, digging has started. My guess is a shopping centre, possibly with apartments too!


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  • Published: July 17, 2022
  • Last Update: March 11, 2023
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