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For those are planning to move to Phnom Penh

Phnom Penh-the land of expats

Being the busy capital city of Cambodia, Phnom Penh promises an exciting expectationfor those are planning to move here. Home to proof of the country’s more recent history, and also ancient temples constructed during the Khmer empire, this city is the combination of the past and the hopeful future. Indochina travel Cambodia

Phnom Penh-the land of expats

Phnom Penh-the land of expats – source: phnompenhpost.com

Being the city where expatriates gather in the largest number, Phnom Penh even features one of the best convenience and luxuries of any western cities, with amenities that are much more comfortable than those of many other countries in South East Asia. Grocery stores are also available to offer all the home with basic comforts that they could desire for. In addition, in recent years, coffee shops have popped up throughout the city, bringing this city a perfect spot to hide from the summer heat and see the endless streams of local people and vehicle pass by. Travel to Cambodia

With approximately 1.6 million people staying there, Phnom Penh is thought to be the biggest city in Cambodia as well as the economic hub of the country. French colonization has made impression on the city, and left an architectural legacy, presenting this city with contrasts an eclectic feel by blending the ancient and the modern.

The Climate in Phnom Penh

Typical street in Phnom Penh

Typical street in Phnom Penh – source: vagabondurges.com

Having a tropical climate, Phnom Penh is hot all year round. From May until October is the rainy season with the peaking around August, when the temperatures reach their highest point. During the month from November to February, when humidity and rainfall are lower, although the average temperature is around 30°C, is the most pleasant time of year. Although the Tonlé Sap, Bassac and Mekong rivers provide a cooling breeze, the heat of the city cannot be comfortable for people who are not accustomed to these temperatures.

Finding Accommodation

You can have a local help your for a better rental price

You can have a local help your for a better rental price – source: alexinwanderland.com

For expats who are searching for the way to rent a house in Phnom Penh, doing some research on the rental market before committing is highly recommended. As the city has quickly developed and become more international, rental prices are gradually rising, but you can still find some great deals if you are elastic in terms of what neighborhood you are fond of, and also if you are ready to negotiate with the land owners.

Remember that you can get better deals if you can negotiate in the native language and are more used to the traditional customs and culture. Therefore, if you can have anyone help you, speak to them to see the way they help you to have a better rental price for an apartment.

Being the busy capital city of Cambodia, Phnom Penh promises an exciting expectationfor those are planning to move here. Home to proof of the country’s more recent history, and also ancient temples constructed during the Khmer empire, this city is the combination of the past and the hopeful future. If you are planning to move to Cambodia, the climate in Phnom Penh and how to find accommodation here are worth considering.

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