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Phnom Penh



Would someone with physical disabilities have difficulties living in this city?

Depends on the disability. It's definitely not a wheelchair-friendly city. However, Khmer people are often very kind and helpful. I've had random people on the streets rush to help me with heavy bags as I exit a tuktuk, for example. - May 2, 2017
Yes, it is not easy to access places (crazy-high sidewalks in disrepair, no real ramp access for wheel chairs etc. Crazy traffic and parking would make navigating outdoors a challenge for blind folks I think. - Oct 24, 2016
Yes. Not many sidewalks. Even then, they are taken-over by plants, motos, and cars. Streets have pot-holes. Very hot and noisy outside. The only blind people we see are beggars playing flutes while being led by a young boy with a string (or working in Japanese shiatsu-type Seeing Eye massage shops). The deaf live in isolation without education or sign language. - May 18, 2015
Anyone with mobility issues would have significant difficulties. I can't recall many handicapped-accessible features anywhere and no wheelchair ramps, unless you count the ramps used by motos to drive up onto the sidewalk. - Feb 13, 2015
Loads. The sidewalks are barely pedestrian accessible as they are used for parking and are littered with trash and chunks of rock and tile. - Aug 13, 2013
Many. Sidewalks are for parking and driving your motorbike on, not for walking. Elevators are pretty rare. - Jan 16, 2012
It's difficult to get around sidewalks because they are crowded with people, motos or vendors. - Aug 9, 2011
Impossible to live in a city like that, would not accommodate special needs. - Aug 6, 2011
Um, a person without physical disabilities may have trouble in the city. - Oct 9, 2010
It is not very accessible but some efforts are being made. You can contact the National Center for Disabled People (NCDP). - Feb 27, 2008