Urban Life in Phnom Penh & Developed Countries
Posted On : July, 9, 2014 | By សំឡេងទីក្រុង

Phnom Penh

Today in Phnom Penh (Cambodia), the majority lives in urban areas- living below poverty level, while a distinguished majority enjoys great richer. However, this city is made up of an array of cultures, different genetic groups, speak different languages, and follow different regional systems. Most of them do have one thing in common: poverty. In Phnom Penh, the richer people have a lot of money to build great castle or bungalow for their family while the poor people do not have even sufficient money to buy a single room and even buy a single food item for one time a day for their families. Unfortunately, as a result of the Khmer Rouge regime rule that occurred during the 1970s, many residents were forced to move out of the cities. More than five years later, Phnom Penh has developed into a lively, bustling urban city. There are so many restaurants, bars, hotels, and tourist places. At night, Phnom Penh is very bright and full of life.

At the same time, Phnom Penh also attractive too it’s strong historical and cultural past with its wide boulevards, well-maintain parks, river walks, museums, galleries, and cultural shows.​​​ Phnom Penh is the Cambodian commercial Hub and lead the country towards the development and enhancement to stand with other Asia countries like Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, Malaysia etc.

The city is most to provide the potential business opportunities. What’s noticeable with a small city like Phnom Penh is that when it comes to international fare, it is pretty attractive.

When you go to a Vietnamese restaurant, your Pho is cooked by a Vietnamese.   When you go to an Indian or Pakistani restaurant, an Indian or Pakistani would cook your biryani the way they do in Indian and Pakistan. And when you go to a French restaurant, the French chef would serve you like a real French gourmet.

The city introduces you to the greatness of the great Angkor civilization as well as the horrors of the genocidal Khmer Rouge regime. The city sits at the confluence of the region’s three great rivers – the Mekong, the Tonle Sap, and the Tonle Bassac.

It is the capital of Cambodia and offers a wide range of cultural and historical attractions. It is also the gateway to the land of Angkor in Siem Reap, as well as the pristine beaches in the south (Sihanoukville and Kep). Foreigners are treated with respect in Phnom Penh. Locals are fast learning how to speak in English making communication around the city easier. A lot of foreigners are looked up to by Phnom Penh as they are regard as their partners in Phnom Penh development and recovery from the damage of war.

Phnom Penh remains one of the few cities where one could just stroll rest in the park, fly a kite, enjoy the wind through your hair, watch the river flow along the bank, nurse a cup of coffee for half a day in one of the al fresco bars by the riverside, or stare wondrously at the colored fountain at the Independence Monument for hours. As urban life in Phnom Penh is Difficult for Poor People. Phnom Penh developed very quickly and have allot of construction project like schools, roads, real estates, societies, malls, Hospital etc. Now Phnom Penh is developing day by day and it develops the whole country very soon.


A lot of people call Thailand the one city country, with almost everything of importance being centered in or within Bangkok .There are a number of positive as well as negative factors that contribute to the overall quality of life in urban areas and if there is any general statement to be made about urban living, it is that there is a great deal of diversity and choice. In urban areas, there are many more choices people can make about a number of aspects of their daily lives.

For example, in urban areas, you are likely to be able to find many different types of food and this could lead to overall greater health since there could be a greater diversity in diet. In addition, those in urban areas enjoy the opportunity to take in any number of cultural or social events as they have a large list to choose from. As a result, they have the opportunity to be more cultured and are more likely to encounter those from other class, cultural, and ethnic groups.

Bangkok is a city of angels, great city of immortals, magnificent city of the nine gems, seat of the king, city of royal palaces, home of gods incarnate, erected by Visvakarman at Indra’s behest. With such a grand name, Bangkok, as it is known outside Thailand, is a city with a thousand faces.​​​

A many attempts by Thai central government have been made to encourage educational institutes and industry to move out of Bangkok, recently to the eastern seaboard. While Bangkok’s cramped conditions do seem to have improved in recent years, development outside of Bangkok does still need to be done, to further relieve the pressure on the current capital city. Negatives could include pollution and time wasted in traffic jams. Bangkok’s traffic jams which can be as thick at 5pm, as they are at 11pm.

Rush hour has a new meaning in this part of the world, where jammed traffic every evening can be an 8 hour exercise. Recent improvements to mass transportation have improved the situation, with construction of the Bangkok BTS Sky train, and MRT Underground train. These are a start, but currently they don’t service a wide enough area. The Bangkok airport is one of the famous airport in the Asia simply we say that this is the hub of Asia.

As Bangkok is much more developed and have all new technology in it. But still better than Phnom Penh in all respect currently Phnom Penh government must focus on the development so that Phnom Penh also develop like other Asia countries.

Urban Voice Cambodia

Urban Voice Cambodia