Apartments for rent in Siem Reap is cheaper than Phnom Penh and offers a relaxed and countryside lifestyle.
The province is the tourism capital of Cambodia. It accounts for more than half of the tourist arrivals every year. It is also home to Angkor Wat Archaeological Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Siem Reap Province borders Oddar Meanchey, Preah Vihear, Kampong Thom, Battambang, and Banteay Meanchey. It has 12 districts, 97 communes, and 907 villages.
Siem Reap is part of the Tonle Sap Biosphere Reserve along with 8 other areas. It is home to Banteay Srei, Roluous temples, and two new possible UNESCO sites Beng Mealea and Phnom Kulen National Park. The capital of the province is Siem Reap Municipality.
Siem Reap Municipality
Siem Reap Municipality has many commercial areas. Like Phnom Penh, the town has housing spaces available, with rental prices fit for any budget or lifestyle.
Housing choices depends on the kind of lifestyle of each individual. Siem Reap may not have the same modern services that Phnom Penh has to offer, but it has the advantage of living in the countryside. It offers lots of fresh air and greenery, and the beautiful view of Angkor Wat just a few minutes away.
Modern apartments for rent are available around downtown Siem Reap. Condo units and apartments are in Old Market, Wat Bo, Wat Damnak, and Old French Quarter. If you are after a quiet and relaxed way of life, Slor Kram, Chreav, Kouk Chak and Sra Ngae are good choices. Whatever kind of lifestyle you want, Siem Reap has the right choices for you.
Below are some of the popular places to live in Siem Reap:
The district of Slor Kram is 10 minutes from downtown. It has Khmer Villas and apartment buildings owned by locals. Rental prices start from $250 and above. It has its share of local businesses and entertainment places, boutique hotels and guesthouses, all catering to the tourism industry.
Slor Kram is a choice housing location because of its quiet neighborhoods, the peace and quiet of the countryside, and its nearness to the central business area. Apartments for rent are available from $250 - $700 per month.
Just 5 minutes from Sivutha Boulevard, Svay Dangkum gets the most business brought by the Tourism sector. It is the home of the famous Pub Street and Old Market, the best night entertainment area in the whole of Cambodia.
Around Svay Dangkum, there are many restaurants, bars, retail outlets, and coffee shops. Compared to other areas in Siem Reap, Svay Dangkum has more expensive accommodations, even a condominium, as additional housing choices.
Apartments for rent in Svay Dangkum start from $60 - $900 a month, and modern villas from $1,000 - $2,000 per month. These homes offer a modern lifestyle, with western standard furniture, appliances, and services.
Also near downtown, Sala Kamreuk has traditional Khmer Villas and local apartments for rent. Rental prices are $250 and above for a one bedroom apartment, some a little higher if provided with modern amenities and additional services.
Like Svay Dangkum, Sala Kamreuk is very near Pub Street, where residents can enjoy after work entertainment. It also has its share of local business and commercial spaces.
This district is a rural area, with large farmlands slowly converted into commercial and residential developments. There are no available apartments in this district. Slowly, most of the area will be boreys or gated communities. Local rental houses are priced from $300 above, depending on the number of rooms and quality of furniture provided.
Kouk Chak is a semi-rural area used for housing development. It is 10 minutes away from the town proper, with apartments for rent from $200-$400. The potential for development is very high, considering the infrastructure developments that are ongoing, and the large available space for new housing spaces. Partial areas in Kouk Chak border the Angkor Archaeological Park.
Sambour district is another rural area with potential as a good housing location in the next few years. The new ring road is under construction in the area. There are no apartments for rent in Sambour, but rental prices for local Khmer houses are as low as $200.
Nokor Thum has authority over the Apsara Zone, home of Angkor Wat Archeological Park. This district has large, empty land because there is no allowed construction or development on a UNESCO World Heritage Protected Site.
Siem Reap’s beauty lies in its open spaces, fresh air, greenery, and quiet neighborhoods. Despite the simple way of life, it has all the amenities and services that you enjoy back home. There are many entertainment places, shops, and retail outlets available for any type of merchandise that you need. Most importantly, there is no end to the activities and sights in the province.