Bkk 1 Location Profile
Boeung Keng Kang 1, commonly known as BKK1, is a prominent district in Phnom Penh, highly favoured by both locals and foreigners. BKK1 is defined by four major roads: Sihanouk Blvd to the north, Mao Tse Tung Tuong Boulevard to the south, Norodom to the east, and Monivong to the west.
Referred to as the popular "foreign quarter" of the city, BKK1 became a hub for international NGOs when they first arrived in Cambodia during the 1990s. Alongside Tonle Bassac, Toul Tum Poung (TTP), BKK2, and BKK3, BKK1 remains a top choice for expats in Phnom Penh due to its diverse range of accommodations, dining options, and central location.
Securing affordable real estate in BKK1 can be challenging, as it is an expensive and highly sought-after area by developers, making it a prime real estate destination.
BKK1 is also known for housing numerous embassies, official residences, and national diplomatic missions. It serves as the commercial and cultural heart of Phnom Penh, hosting a multitude of businesses, restaurants, coffee shops, bars, hotels, and condominiums, including internationally recognized F&B brands and retail stores.
Being one of the most desirable areas in the capital, BKK1 is considered relatively "safer" and boasts superior infrastructure compared to other bustling parts of the city.
In 2020, BKK1 experienced a transformation with the emergence of more luxury residences and real estate projects, altering the landscape and giving rise to an increasing number of high-rise buildings in the district.