Where to live in Cambodia

Whether you prefer Sihanoukville’s beaches, Phnom Penh’s city vibe, or Siem Reap’s small-town feel, there are many places in Cambodia to settle down and call home.

Most expats have a pretty good idea of where they want to live in Cambodia before they move, because of where their new job is located or because they fell in love with a particular place on a previous visit. Phnom Penh and Siem Reap are the most popular cities for expats, but Sihanoukville has beaches, Battambang is charming, and Kep and Kampot are the definite up-and-comers in Cambodia. And then there are the provinces

Each section has an interview with a resident expat. If you’re planning on moving to the big smoke, we also have a handy Phnom Penh neighborhood guide to help you decide where to live in the city.

This is an excerpt from Move to Cambodia: A guide to living and working in the Kingdom of Wonder. To learn more about 100+ topics that pertain to Cambodia expats, please consider buying the book.