6 of the best places to dine, relax, shop and live in Sen Sok

With high profile projects, a classy mall and numerous lifestyle amenities, Sen Sok is fast becoming one of the most prestigious addresses in Phnom Penh

The Chanchhaya Pavilion of Royal Palace, Phnom Penh, Cambodia. XuanluWang/Shutterstock

It’s a familiar conundrum. How do you combine big city benefits with the quality of life that Asia’s increasingly frenetic metropolises rarely afford? Investors seeking the best of both worlds in Cambodia could do far worse than to turn their sights towards Sen Sok in southern Phnom Penh. Formerly a sleepy rural idyll, Sen Sok is now a frontrunner in infrastructure development, with several high-profile commercial and residential projects already online with more to come in the next few years. Analysts believe that rapid land price growth in Phnom Penh, the number of apartments and boreys (gated community) for sale in Sen Sok, and the relocation of government departments in the district, are driving more people to embrace the suburban lifestyle.

Grand Phnom Penh Golf Club

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Sen Sok may be anticipating new entertainment and leisure areas for the community, but its biggest draw already stands: an exclusive golf club designed by Nicklaus Design, the course architecture firm founded by US legend Jack Nicklaus. The entire Grand Phnom Penh Golf Club sits on 7,755 yards (7,115 metres) of well-maintained fairways, polished greens, and 72-par holes with different levels of difficulty for golfers who love a stern challenge. Highly trained, English-speaking caddies provide invaluable service during the rounds. Novice players looking to improve their golf swing may do so at the two-storey golf driving range and academy. A pro-shop selling an extensive line-up of golfing equipment is also in the vicinity.

grandphnompenhgolf.com
Tel: +855 12 502 491

Aeon Mall Sen Sok City

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For Sen Sok residents looking for a dose of retail therapy, the collection of shops available at Japanese-owned Aeon Mall Sen Sok City (Aeon Mall 2) satisfies. This entertainment complex encompasses 10 hectares of land area and 51,000 sq. m of floor area, featuring a massive water park, department stores, bowling alleys, cinemas, food courts, restaurants, and pubs. Outside parking can accommodate 2,500 cars and 2,000 motorcycles. Since it opened its doors in June 2018, Aeon Mall 2 has given the local real estate market a facelift, prompting higher property prices and uncovering investment opportunities.

aeonmall-sensokcity.com
Tel: +855 23 911 888

Bodia Spa

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Strategically located inside Aeon Mall 2, Bodia Spa offers an array of traditional massages and beauty treatments in luxurious interiors that feature wooden, rustic elements symbolising Khmer architecture, culture, and tradition. The spa is known for their Bodia Cambodian Apothecary, Bodia’s brand of natural and eco-friendly beauty and spa products that are made and sourced locally. Professional massage therapists incorporate soothing techniques combined with natural products that stimulate the senses and improve blood circulation, ensuring guests leave feeling relaxed and refreshed.

bodia-spa.com
Tel: +855 23 226 199

Les Cocktails Restaurant & Lounge

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What Sen Sok lacks in diversity in terms of fine dining options, it makes up for with Les Cocktails Restaurant & Lounge. A hidden gem in Aeon Mall 2, this chic setting offers Asian and Western dishes that taste as good as they look, a range of beers on tap, and an enviable cocktails menu—their master mixologist likes playing around with such local ingredients as chrysanthemum, pandan, and hibiscus—that has set Les Cocktails on the map. The restaurant’s overall atmosphere exudes charm and comfort, perfect for couples and families alike.

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Tel: +855 86 64 65 66

Urban Village


Designed with quality and convenience in mind, Urban Village captures what Sen Sok residents long for: the sense of community that comes with suburban living, and access to lifestyle and recreational facilities normally found in cities. This all-inclusive apartment complex and retail hub is 10 minutes from the heart of the capital and is right next to the developer’s affiliated project: a mixed-use technology and creative hub that comes with restaurants, bars, co-working offices, and art studios. It is also near National Road Two, Hun Sen Boulevard, and Street 271, the main traffic intersections, which cut down commuting time for residents.

villagephnompenh.com
Tel: +855 17 999 531

Borey Angkor Phnom Penh


With Sen Sok home to the most number of borey projects in Phnom Penh’s 12 districts, Borey Angkor Phnom Penh stands out with its luxury offerings. Beyond the convenience of having retail and lifestyle amenities in the mall next door, emphasis is made on providing personalised attention to its residents’ needs, such as ensuring the elderly have a separate bedroom downstairs, that children have public places to play and connect, and plotting out ample yard space for family activities.

boreyapp.com
Tel: +855 23 66 76 888

This article originally appeared in Issue No. 158 of PropertyGuru Property Report Magazine

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