Phnom Penh might be Cambodia’s capital but Siem Reap is the centre of the country’s tourism industry. Millions of tourists arrive every year to marvel at the majestic beauty of Angkor Wat, and the other equally impressive Angkorian temples of Bayon and Ta Prohm, just a few miles away.
However, despite its growth in tourism, Siem Reap has managed to maintain the feel of a small town, with a distinct laidback and artistic vibe. No wonder so many expatriates choose to live here. It is Siem Reap’s increasing popularity both as a tourist hub and a place to live that has driven the local property market. Siem Reap also has a convenient and easily accessed international airport with great interconnectivity across the region.
Due to its relative smallness, it is no surprise that Siem Reap real estate options are less than in the capital Phnom Penh. However, those seeking a room for rent in Siem Reap might be surprised by both the quantity and quality of the accommodation available.
Types of properties for rent in Siem Reap
Like in the capital, Siem Reap has a variety of apartments available for rent. Mainly these consist of older shop house and flat house buildings in the heart of the city. Although in truth Siem Reap is so compact as to mean that nowhere is too far away in the city. For more information read our Apartment for Rent in Siem Reap section.
Villas and Houses
Those looking for more space will be pleased to know that there are also plenty of available villas and hoses for rent in Siem Reap. Again, like in Phnom Penh, these vary from shop house and flat house buildings to residential villas. However you are much more likely to find a whole villa to rent in Siem Reap than in the capital. Also, if you are looking for a slice of rural Cambodia in your dream house, then Siem Reap could be just the place for you. For more information read our Villa or House for Rent in Siem Reap section.