Mind-Boggling Street and House Numbers in Phnom Penh

Our place here in Phnom Penh is not located exactly by the main road. There still a small road from the main one with a distance of about 1... thumbnail 1 summary

Our place here in Phnom Penh is not located exactly by the main road. There still a small road from the main one with a distance of about 150 meters that you have to get into before reaching our place. People visiting our house would usually get lost especially since we haven't placed any address plaque or direction near the house.

The addressing system here in Cambodia further complicates that coz here streets and houses are named using numbers and they are not sequential to top that. Say for example, House # 111 E0, St. 432, Sangkat ____, Khan ____, Phnom Penh Cambodia where, #111 stands for the house number, E0, E1 etc indicates if the address is at the ground floor or what, Street number, Sangkat is like a group, Khan is for the district...Now isn't that confusing!!?? I usually say I really pity the post messengers and delivery guys here, its close to impossible to finding a place here easily. A lot of main business have address signs but most homes don't, so I know you can imagine how confusing things can really get.

As for our house for the meantime were putting up visible wall address plaques to make things easier for our visitors and those mail delivery people and also hubby and I have been talking about buying the lot in front of ours so we could get direct road access but the owners are hesitant about selling. Having that front lot means we could extend our house, have a small pocket garden and a parking space once we have a car.


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