Monivong Boulevard

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Monivong Boulevard
Monivong BLVD
Phnom Penh Hotel is located on the boulevard

Monivong Boulevard is a central boulevard and thoroughfare of Phnom Penh, the capital of Cambodia. Named after King Monivong of Cambodia, it crosses the city from north to south. Most streets in Phnom Penh have numbers rather than names and Monivong boulevard is also known as street 93.[1] It crosses Sihanouk Boulevard near the centre of the city.

The other main north south thoroughfare in the center of town is Norodom Boulevard. For most of its length, Monivong Boulevard runs parallel to Norodom Boulevard at a distance of 800 metres. However, the two major boulevards eventually join at the traffic circle near the Monivong Bridge over the Bassac River in the city south.

Many embassies in Phnom Penh are located on the boulevard including the Vietnamese Embassy in the south, the German Embassy near the centre of the city and the British and French Embassies in the north of the city near the former French Quarter. The road then joins Street 47 (France Street) and Street 70 which passes east towards Chruoy Changvar Bridge also known as the Japanese Bridge.[2] The Phnom Penh Hotel is located along the Boulevard.

Phnom Penh Commercial Bank is located on the boulevard.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Total Road Atlas of Cambodia 2006, 3rd edition. Total Cambodge, Phnom Penh, Cambodia. 2006. 
  2. ^ Forbes, Andrew (2006). Insight Compact Guide: Cambodia, pp. 28. APA Publications and GeoCenter International Limited in association with The Discovery Channel ISBN 9789812584854.