Tonle Bassac Location Profile
Tonle Bassac is a Sangkat (commune) of Chamkarmon District in Cambodia’s capital of Phnom Penh, Cambodia. The area is well known for having a number of embassies and Cambodian government buildings in the area and is popular with expats and locals for offering a wide array of upscale amenities in a small area.
The highly sought after commune has become a hub of development projects for sale in Tonle Bassac over the last decade and its property is among the most expensive in the capital. In 2019, the construction and real-estate sector in Cambodia yielded investment worth approximately $11.43 billion, a 90% rise from 2018.
There is also a mix of high-end residential, retail and commercial properties in this southern central area of Phnom Penh. Just the name ‘Tonle Bassac’ is held with high esteem in terms of a residential address.
In addition to hosting the ever-popular Aeon Mall, the area boasts the massive NagaWorld complex and sits adjacent to Koh Pich (100-hectare area of reclaimed land), one of the fastest rising districts of the capital.
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Situated on the west side of the Tonle Bassac River, the Sangkat is part of Chamkarmon and covers 3 square kilometres. It is also flanked by the popular Sihanouk Blvd to the north, Norodom Blvd. to the west, National Highway One in the south.
The area itself is well known for having a number of small alleys and roads that branch off the larger streets. The alleyways are lined with clusters of bars and restaurants but there are also hotels and residences along these quiet streets, well secluded from the busy centre of Phnom Penh.
In addition, the reclaimed land which forms the island of Koh Pich has undergone massive development and features highrise condos, exhibition halls, hotels and an increasing number of iconic developments.
Some recent property projects have also started or been completed on the west side of Bassac River. Large Mixed-use developments such as The Bridge, The Peak and DI Riviera have all altered the skyline of the city.
A number of embassies are also located in Tonle Bassac, which include the national embassies of:
- Royal Thailand Embassy
- Australian Embassy
- Japan Embassy
- Republic of Indonesia Embassy
- Russian Federation Embassy
- Malaysia Embassy
- Republic of Korea Embassy
- The Philippines Embassy