Meanchey Location Profile

Meanchey Location Profile


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Meanchey comprised of Steung Meanchey, Boeung Tumpun, Chak Angrae Leu, and Chak Angrae Kraom communes. It used to be a sleepy, underdeveloped area. Its fortunes slowly changed for the better after Cambodia emerged from a tumultuous period in the early 1990s.

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Since the early 2000s, Meanchey has experienced an economic renaissance. The emergence of industrial factories and international property developers means the district is changing quickly. In just a short time, Meanchey has become one of the fastest developing districts of Phnom Penh.

Things To Do in Meanchey

For your shopping needs, there are many markets, shopping centres, and retail shops in Meanchey. These include New Steung Meanchey Market and Boeung Tumpun Market where everything from fresh produce to dry goods is available. Western-style shopping is available in such establishments as Lucky Supermarket, Smile, and Phnom Penh Superstore.

There is no shortage of eating places in Meanchey. In the past, the area was dominated by small-scale eateries offering local fare. But things have rapidly changed in the last few years. Now, local eateries and restaurants are facing intense competition, particularly from an array of Chinese, Korean, and Japanese Restaurants. It is not hard to find restaurants with such names like Le Seoul or Korean BBQ in Meanchey. There is also an abundance of coffee shops in Meanchey, including well-known names like Amazon, Koi, Brown Coffee, and Chatime. Lesser-known names like Coffee Today and Coffee Premium also have a presence in the district.

Khan Meanchey has a good road network, save for some potholed roads in interior villages. This makes moving around the district quite easy. The city bus service runs through the district, and there are also many tuk-tuks and motodops for hire.

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With a total area of 43.8 square km in the capital’s southeast, Meanchey is one of the largest districts in Phnom Penh. It is also one of the most populated, with residents numbering more than 200,000.

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