Why Shophouse popular in Phnom Penh?
① Type Of Real Estate in Phnom Penh, CAMBODIA
Phnom Penh’s real estate falls into many categories: typical Khmer house, Villa, Shophouse and Western apartment.
Some are traditional and others are luxury condos with pools and gyms.
② What is “Shophouse”?
“Shophouse” is a unique building that can be found in many major cities in Southeast Asia.
A shophouse is an efficient building that has both commercial and residential functions at the same time.
In terms of historical background, most of the shophouses in Phnom Penh today were built in the 1960s.
③ Summary Of “Shophouse”
Shophouses can be found in any area of Phnom Penh. The size of a Khmer style shophouse is generally 4 meters wide and 16 meters long. It is long and narrow in shape.
Khmer shophouse is one of the most popular property types, and is built in low-rise row houses of three or four stories, combining both business and residential space.
Prices vary greatly depending on the area, but near the center of Phnom Penh, renting is at least $500 per month, and over $100 away from the center.
④ Popular property “Shophouse”
Shophouse is very popular among Cambodian and foreign renters alike.
Usually, the landlord is very tolerant of being RENOVATED, as the shophouse is rented in the same condition that the previous tenant rented it in.
Shophouse’s trends are changing
In addition, many Shophouses are now equipped with external stairs on the side of the building so that people can enter the upper floors without disturbing the businesses on the first floor.
Nowadays, the demand for cars is expanding in Phnom Penh, and the width of Shophouses is changing from 4m to 6m due to parking requirements.
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