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Real Estate in Battambang, Cambodia

By Joshua Wood, LPC

Last updated on Jul 10, 2023

Summary: Expats and retirees talk about real estate in Battambang, Cambodia? How do you find a home in Battambang? Should you buy or rent? What is the cost of housing?

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What is a typical expat home or apartment like in Battambang?

"A typical expat home or apartment in Battambang, is often a blend of traditional Khmer architecture and modern Western conveniences. These homes are usually spacious, with high ceilings and large windows that allow for natural light and ventilation. The living area often features comfortable seating, a television, and sometimes even a home entertainment system. The kitchen is usually equipped with modern appliances, including a refrigerator, stove, and sometimes a dishwasher. Bedrooms are typically large and come with air conditioning units, essential for the hot Cambodian climate. They often have en-suite bathrooms that are equipped with hot water showers. Some homes may also have a separate guest bathroom. Many expat homes in Battambang also come with outdoor spaces. This could be a small garden, a balcony, or a rooftop terrace, providing a space to relax and enjoy the tropical climate. In terms of location, expat homes are often situated in safe, well-connected areas, close to local amenities such as markets, restaurants, and international schools. Some may choose to live in gated communities for added security, while others prefer standalone houses or apartments in the heart of the city. Despite the modern comforts, these homes often feature elements of traditional Cambodian design, such as wooden furniture, silk fabrics, and local artwork, giving them a unique charm and character. In terms of services, it's common for expat homes in Battambang to come with cleaning and laundry services, and some may even have a local cook. Overall, expat homes in Battambang offer a comfortable and convenient living environment, blending the best of local culture and modern amenities," said one person in Battambang.

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About the Author

Joshua Wood Joshua Wood, LPC joined Expat Exchange in 2000 and serves as one of its Co-Presidents. He is also one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. Prior to Expat Exchange, Joshua worked for NBC Cable (MSNBC and CNBC Primetime). Joshua has a BA from Syracuse and a Master's in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Mr. Wood is also a licensed counselor and psychotherapist.

Some of Joshua's articles include Pros and Cons of Living in Portugal, 10 Best Places to Live in Ireland and Pros and Cons of Living in Uruguay. Connect with Joshua on LinkedIn.

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