Chroy Changvar district is located in the north-east of Phnom Penh, Cambodia’s bustling capital city, at the confluence of the Mekong River and Tonle Sap River. Chroy Changvar is the name of both the district and the peninsula it encompasses.
The district is another rapidly developing area of the city and has seen a number of large hotels, residential developments, restaurants and other investment projects transform the formerly quiet area on the outskirts of the city. It is also now close to a number of key tourist and leisure activities in the city.
Over the past decade, Chroy Changvar has developed at a rate much faster than other districts in Phnom Penh, as it had large plots of empty land which have been snapped up to take advantage of the city’s construction boom.
The peninsula formed by the Mekong and Tonle Sap rivers, as well as Koh Dach (Silk Island) also offer pristine river views and city views of Phnom Penh from Chroy Changvar. It is not as much a clustered city sprawl like the CBD (Central Business District) of Phnom Penh.
Ideally located on National Highway 6A, which runs through Chroy Changvar, it offers a direct route to the key northern provinces of Siem Reap, Kampong Thom, and Kampong Cham.
With the correct urban planning and ongoing investment, Chroy Changvar has the potential to be an economic powerhouse.