Toul Tom Pong Area Guide
As one of the capital’s rising stars, Toul Tom Poung is a neighborhood that has exploded in popularity with expatriates in recent years. Home to Russian Market, the area has witnessed a huge transformation, with cafes, bars, restaurants and stores mushrooming in the last two years, with a swathe of accommodation and homes to rent to cater to the growing interest being developed.
As prices in the popular Boeung Keng Kang 1 (BKK1) area started to spiral, an increasing number of expatriates and businesses relocated to other areas where prices are more affordable. Toul Tom Poung is one commune that has benefited from this exodus.
And the best part is, the Toul Tom Poung neighborhood has managed to retain its unique charm, with quiet back roads dotted with quirky boutique stores, independent coffee shops, gyms, an indoor climbing center and a collection of diners serving up food from all corners of the globe.
The area is also home to several international schools, medical centres and supermarkets, making it an increasingly sought-after location for families and young professionals looking for homes to rent in Phnom Penh.
Accommodation and Pricing in
Toul Tom Poung boasts a rapidly expanding range of accommodation, making it appealing to a large demographic. As well as traditional urban-style Cambodian apartments and villas, modern condominiums are on the rise and Western-style apartments are cropping up.
As the neighbourhood becomes more popular, additional properties and accommodation for rent and sale are entering the market, giving house hunters plenty of affordable choice throughout the Russian Market area.
Toul Tom Poung is home to several medical centres, clinics and hospitals able to cater to out-patient requests, as well as emergencies. Access to medicine and other pharmaceuticals is also easy, with a number of reputable pharmacies dotting the area, such as U-Care and Western Pharmacy. And the capital’s compact size means accessing other medical services across Phnom Penh is quick and easy.
At Knight Frank, we highly recommend all expatriates living in Cambodia invest in reliable health insurance, with medical evacuation included.
RHAC Clinic Phnom Penh 2
38-40 Street 432
T: 023 218 504
Open daily, from 8am to 5pm.
Khmer Soviet Friendship Hospital
T: 023 217 524
Parkway Square, Ground Floor, 113 Mao Tse Toung Boulevard
T: 081 988 898
Open daily, from 8am to 5pm.
Ly Srey Vyna International Medical Services
339A Street 163, corner of Street 472
T: 023 994 686
Education is key to a family’s decision in where to relocate, and Toul Tom Poung has a mix of local and international schools, catering to a range of nationalities, ages and budgets. Again, Phnom Penh’s small size means the top-end schools are easy to get to from Toul Tom Poung, with one of the country’s leading educational institutions, ISPP, a stone’s throw away from the area.
Zion International School of Phnom Penh
Follows the UK-standards based International Primary Curriculum (IPC).
Annual, full-time tuition fees range from $2,718 to $2,934.
28 Street 464
T: 023 986 596 / 099 986 596 / 087 986 597
The Westline School
Offers English training from pre-kindergarten to advanced level and a Khmer general education programme, from Grade 1 to Grade 12.
Annual full-time study fees range from $620 to $1,175.
T: 081 654 123
Footprints International School
Footprints runs a bilingual Khmer and English programme and is international accredited with the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. It is also registered with Cambridge International Examinations for primary and secondary programmes.
Full-time annual fees range from $3,734 to $4,870.
220 Street 430
T: 023 222 084/ 015 222 084
Harvest Education Center International School
This is a Christian school that is accredited by the Institute of Business Administration and Management (IBAM) and follows the GIBS Programme for Management Development (PMD).
Monthly full-time fees range from $1,500 to $2,650.
455 Street 271
T: 011 277 129
BELTEI International Institute
Offers five main programmes: Khmer general education, ESL, skills training, computer training and international test preparation.
Annual fees range from $500 to $750.
T: 023 999 925
While a large-scale supermarket is yet to open its doors in this commune, Toul Tom Poung is littered with mini marts and 24-hour convenience stalls that stock everything a resident could need, from bread and milk, to meat, fruit vegetables and household items. Many also stock imported goods from Europe, America, Australia and other Asian countries.
And, of course, it is home to Toul Tom Poung market, which is packed full of stalls selling fresh fruit, vegetables, meats and fish, and everything else in between.
Street 488, corner of Street 145
41A Street 155, corner of Street 456
Open daily, from 8am to 11pm.
Sovanna Shopping Centre
Open daily, from 9am to 9pm.
39 Street 432
Open daily, from 8am to 8.30pm.
One and One
Yothapol Khemarak Phoumin Boulevard
Open daily, from 7.30am to 10pm.
Akuruhi Japanese Food Supply
Mao Tse Tung Boulevard
Open daily, from 8am to 8pm.
Sangkat and Police
Youn Sophun, Sangkat Toul Tumpoung 2, 011 959 239/ 092 997 295
Eung Dara, Police Toul Tumpoung 2, 012 821 110
Police officer, Police Toul Tumpoung 1, 011 606 130
Sala Sangkat, Sangkat Toul Tumpoung 1, 016 889 901