The Potentials of Chroy Changvar Penninsular

20 October 2021

Located at the opposite bank of the riverside, you’ll see one of the most up-and-coming districts in the city. Chroy Changvar district encompasses the peninsula formed by the Mekong and Tonle Sap rivers, as well as Koh Dach, or Silk Island.

Chroy Changvar is across the river from central Phnom Penh. It is connected to the centre of the city by a pair of bridges: the Cambodia-China Friendship Bridge and Cambodia-Japan Friendship Bridge were also instrumental in the neighbourhood’s rise. Chroy Changvar hosts some of the biggest property development projects in Cambodia.  One of the leading projects is the Chroy Changvar Satellite City.Chroy Changvar is also becoming a hub for borey developments. Moreover, Chroy Changvar has more than a few tourist attractions, including Cambodia’s largest wildlife park.

Chroy Changvar Bridge

Also known as the Cambodian-Japanese Friendship Bridge, this is the most well-known landmark in Chroy Changvar. The bridge, which spans the Mekong River, was originally built with Japanese aid in the early 1960s. Mined and partially destroyed by the Khmer Rouge during the Cambodian Civil War, the bridge remained closed for more than two decades until it was repaired and put back into operation in the 1990s.

Win-Win Memorial

One of the newest tourist attractions in Phnom Penh, the memorial commemorates Cambodia’s struggles and the successes gained after the overthrow of the Khmer Rouge in 1979. Prime Minister Hun Sen described it as a symbol of independence, unity, national reconciliation, and development.

Koh Dach (Silk Island)

Koh Dach is among the most popular tourist destinations in Phnom Penh. This beautiful island on the Mekong River is noted for its silk production and weaving industry. Mostly secluded, the island is popular with locals and foreigners seeking peace and solitude. It is also a good place to buy silk products, wood carvings, pottery, and other handicrafts.

Safari World Phnom Penh

The largest zoo in Cambodia, the Safari World Phnom Penh, houses more than 800 animals including deer, a tiger, a giraffe and kangaroo. It also features daily animal shows that are popular with many visitors, especially children. The $9 million zoo was previously located in Koh Kong province before moving to Phnom Penh.

Morodok Techo National Stadium.

The 60,000-seat venue will  host the 2023 Southeast Asian Games, the brand new stadium, which will add the benefits of the potential of this peninsula.

Shoppings and Restaurants in Chroy Changvar

Adding to its convenience, Chroy Changvar areas have Food​ Palace in the OCIC area, the biggest street food centre in Cambodia. It’s inside the Chroy Changvar Satellite City and hosts over 200 food stalls. They serve up Khmer, Japanese, Korean, Thai, Vietnamese and Western food. Lucky SuperMarket, Starbucks Coffee and AEON MaxValue are also located in the same peninsula within walking distance. Besides the on-spot restaurants and shops, the varieties of delivery services (Nham24, FoodPanda, Wownow etc) are also available in the area.

Accommodation Options

There are many accommodation options in Chroy Changvar; one of these is Bellevue Serviced Apartments. At Bellevue, we provide our guests with a comfortable stay with everything they need and the best services.

Chroy Changvar undoubtedly has what it takes to become an economic powerhouse. Packed with potential, Chroy Changvar is headed and pushing itself in the right direction.