Map of Boeung Keng Kang I
Boeung Keng Kang, bordered by Sihanouk, Norodom, Mao Tse Toung, and Monivong, has traditionally been considered the city’s ‘foreigners quarter.’ The area is base to many NGOs, embassies and international organizations as well as expatriate residences and hotels catering to long-term visitors.
The whole of Boeng Keng Kang 1 is dotted with visitor-oriented businesses - hotels, restaurants, bars, silk shops, massage spas, travel agents and realtors, with the greatest concentration of businesses at the northern end in the Street 278/282 area, particularly between Streets 51 and 63 (the area covered by the map.)
Street 278 is lined with restaurants, bars, shops and small hotels frequented by an interesting mix of NGO and IO workers as well as tourists and expatriates. The Street 278 area is well worth a visit and a stroll anytime of day, but especially for lunch or dinner, or even better, in the early evening when the bars are cafés are full and the street is at its liveliest.