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Bkk 2 Location Profile

Bkk 2 Location Profile

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Boeung Keng Kang 2 is a suburb in Phnom Penh that is located West of BKK1 and South of the Olympic Market. Ringed by the major roads of Sihanouk Boulevard and Monivong Boulevard, BKK2 falls under the local Khan of Chamkar Mon. BKK2’s convenient location has proved it to become an area that is increasingly popular for professionals, international expatriates and business professional looking to find homes or invest in property in Phnom Penh’s booming real estate market.

BKK2 sits just across Monivong Boulevard from the foreign quarter of BKK1. The last few years saw the rapid development of BKK2 and BKK3. 3-4 years ago, these areas have very few modern and western conveniences. Eventually, local residents, landowners and property investors realized the potential of housing needs in these areas. This demand caters to the expat population overflowing from BKK1. And due to the lower rent prices here, more and more expats choose to live here.

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There’s no doubt that Phnom Penh is changing. Every expat has an opinion on this. Most remark that BKK2 feels distinct from BKK1. The atmosphere here sits somewhere between the foreign quarter and the more local Toul Tum Poung to the south. Because of this, many loves living here. No matter where you choose to live, there will be plenty to discover.

The last few years saw the rapid development of BKK2. As 3-4 years ago, these areas have very few modern and western conveniences. Eventually, local residents, landowners and property investors realised the potential of housing needs. This demand caters to the expat population overflowing from BKK1. Nowadays, BKK2 is cheaper options of housing spaces. Yes, there’s no double that BKK1 offers expats a home that is close to the major establishments. But the nearby BKK2 district is within a 5-min tuk-tuk ride to the same conveniences at ~30% lesser the cost.

The rapid growth of Phnom Penh has revealed the secret of its fourishing economy, especially in the thriving Boeung Keng Kang neighborhood. Catering to its foreign residence. The four surrounding boulevards offer superb accessibility to the rest of the city, not to mention the lively market and chic cafés that’s just a stroll down the street. In BKK, your ideal urban life is completely within your reach. BKK2’s convenient location has proved it to become an area that is increasingly popular for professionals, international expatriates and business professional looking to find homes or invest in property in Phnom Penh’s booming real estate market.

The property type, especially the two- and three-bedroom flats inside traditional shophouses are one of the most common arrangements for expats in Cambodia. Many are split into two levels with kitchen and living areas below and bedrooms with in-suite bathrooms above. And This type of housing is what the majority of expats in BKK2 and BKK3 end up choosing. Property styles tend to be more dominated by the local Khmer styled housing in much of BKK2. With local landlords in the area realising the value of renting out their properties, many have renovated existing housing in order to accommodate the housing needs of people looking towards living in BKK2. Short term rentals as well as long term rentals are available. Moreover, other property types such as full-service apartment with a full range of furnishings can still be found on a budget.

Provisional results from the 2019 census show that Cambodia's population had increased to 15.28 million by March 2019, up 14.1 percent from 13.39 million in the 2008 census. According to census data, the population of Boeng Keng Kang district was about 22,200 in 2008. The final results of the 2019 census will be released in the second quarter of 2020.

According to the government decree, the two new districts are Boeng Keng Kang District and Kamboul District. That is to say, In the separate sub-decrees, Boeng Keng Kang I, Boeng Keng Kang II, Boeng Keng Kang III, Olympic, Tomnop Tek, Tuol Svay Prey I, and Tuol Svay Prey II communes are to be reclassified as Boeng Keng Kang district.

BKK1, BKK2 and BKK3 are well known for their mix of upmarket international establishments and sleepy Khmer suburbs. Which means there will be more and more locals and expats choose to live here.

Things To Do in Bkk 2

One of the highlights about living in this area BKK2 is that it is seemingly quieter than most others yet has easy road commutes to surrounding neighbourhoods such as BKK1 and the Russian Market area. Which means you can shop around in the nearby BKK1 areas which has so many convenience stores, restaurants and hotels. And within short distance, in the Russian Market, there are a variety of artefacts and antiques, including miniature Buddha statues, wood carvings, bark boxes, silk, silver jewellery and Musical Instruments. Western designer clothes from Phnom penh garment factory are sold in the Russian market at a very low price.

What’s more, BKK2 has seen an overflow of real estate searchers from areas such as BKK1.  This overflow has seen increased activity in the area, with mini marts, pharmacies and shops beginning to pop up. Property Owners recognise the value in the area, hence the move towards making it more expatriate friendly. Thus, property styles tend to be more dominated by the local Khmer styled housing in much of BKK2. Short term rentals as well as long term rentals are available.

Convenience stores can be the best way to pick up a small snack or daily groceries. Kiwi Mart and Fresh Mart are perfect for this. What’s more, International F&B brands such as Sakura Buffet and BBQ shop are available. There are stores like D&K Men Fashion Outlet, Swag Collection, ONE shop, ZIP Outlet, and Fragrance House. There is a wide array of local and foreign-owned coffee shops and banks. The GRAB Driver Centre and Two Wheels Only motor rentals are also located here. Which give residents in this area has plenty shopping options.

The most popular history landmarks to see in Boeung Keng Kang will be Independence Monument and Wat Lang Ka. Independence Monument.

Independence Monument, this eye-catching structure dominates the city centre. It was built in 1958 to commemorate Cambodia’s liberation from French rule. The French protectorate had dominated the country from 1863 to 1953. Cambodia’s path to independence was not a smooth one; thousands of patriots died making it happen. This monument also honours the men and women who sacrificed their lives for their country. Notice that Independence Monument is reminiscent of a blooming lotus.

Wat Lang Ka Temple is one of the five oldest temples in Phnom Penh, located in the southwest of the Independent Monument. Built by King Ponhea Yat (1405-1467). The earliest functions were Khmer and Sri Lankan monks'learning and conference centers. After being seriously destroyed in the Khmer Rouge era, it was rebuilt in 1882 to vividly reproduce the frescoes and bright ground of the Buddha's image. Buddhist holy places, or very characteristic!

This area has a few staples that every expat will know. Along Monivong you’ll find a series of Chinese hand-pulled noodle shops. Regardless of which one is the original, they all serve delicious soups and stellar dumplings. Up near Sihanouk, Yosaya will suit if you’re looking for Thai food. Want some local fare? Plenty of beer gardens around Tuol Sleng have their grills fired up by sundown. Coin Café and Bar can be a good place to get a mix of Khmer or Western food.

There are a few restaurants in the area, such as the Vegetarian Happy Cow on street 95 and the Chinese Noodle House on Monivong Boulevard. There are also many local Khmer restaurants, which all offer fantastic food with equally fantastic price tags. If you are wondering where to live in Phnom Penh, BKK2 is definitely a top choice.

The area quietens down at night, which can be a pleasure in itself. You can enjoy the decisious food here, there are a few restaurants in the area, such as the Vegetarian Happy Cow on street 95 and The Chinese Noodle House on Monivong Boulevard. On top of this, you can hang out with your friend on the bars or restaurants, closely located areas have many well-known bars such as Equinox and Top Banana, as well as some fantastic restaurants such as the Common Tiger and Topaz. These are all a very convenient commute from BKK2. There are also many local Khmer restaurants, which all offer fantastic food with equally fantastic price tags.

However, Life doesn’t have to be all fun and games when you live here. Stop in to Muscle Fitness for a daily workout at night after work. If you want to do a few laps, head over to the pool at Ming Hour Club.

There is a wide range of public transportation options for you which the same as the capital Phnom Penh. Cambodia’s tuk tuk or the remork-moto is a carriage attached to motorcycle. It is found in the capital and the countryside. Tourists choose this mode of transportation for an open view of streets and majestic landscapes. You can also travel via the cyclo (pedicab) or the moto (motodups). These are usually found around markets, hotels and restaurants in Phnom Penh. Buses and taxis are also alternatives for commuters.

luckly, as a traveller, there are scheduled flight to Boeung Keng Kang from the capital Phnom Penh every day, and Once you've got your flight scheduled to Boeung Keng Kang, you may want to book a vehicle so you can get around Boeung Keng Kang. You can schedule a Boeung Keng Kang rental carand get into the car right when you step out of the airport. If you do not need a rental car, there are other ground transportation options such as rideshare applications, shuttle, limousine, and taxi services.

The government announced early in 2019 that BKK would soon become its own district. It was previously a commune within Chamkarmon district. The expat demographic, after all, is changing as expats from countries like China, Korea and Japan are now more prominent than Western expats.

There’s no doubt that Phnom Penh is changing. Every expat has an opinion on this. Most remark that BKK2 feels distinct from BKK1. The atmosphere here sits somewhere between the foreign quarter and the more local Toul Tum Poung to the south. Because of this, many love living here.

While globalization may have well and truly superseded some of the quainter features of BKK1, BKK2 and 3 have maintained a much more traditional vibe. They still have their fair share of new-age eateries and chic apartment blocks, but your chances of stepping out in front of a Range Rover or Bentley are definitely diminished here. Popular with expats looking to live a stone's throw from the action, BKK 2 and 3 are relaxed but nonetheless lavish suburbs.

Explore the Area

Boeng Keng Kang District is located south of Sihanouk Avenue, the central axis of Phnom Penh, east of Prince Monilie Avenue, north of Yothapol Khemarak Phoumin Blvd (road 271), west of Norodom Avenue.Wanjinggang District is one of the most core areas of Phnom Penh, with a total of 7 divisions.

Boeung Keng Kang 2 is a suburb in Phnom Penh that is located West of BKK1 and South of the Olympic Market. Ringed by the major roads of Sihanouk Boulevard and Monivong Boulevard, BKK2 falls under the local Khan of Chamkar Mon.


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