Once a quiet district of Phnom Penh city, TK Avenue is an addition of shopping spree area for the residents in Tuol Kork. Unlike the Aeon mega mall in Chamkarmon district, TK Avenue is quite unique in its offerings and space: an open-air mall that hosts a good number of high-end luxury shops and restaurants. Metro Restaurant is just on the corner as you enter the TK Avenue.
The mall is located on the corner of streets 315 and 516. In the mall, you can shop for Adidas shoes and shirts, Pedro footwear, and groceries and fresh food (Lucky Supermarket). There, you can sip a cup of Brown Coffee, or even watch latest movies in the Legend Cinema. Or you just need a bun to bite, BreadTalk (not just to mention The Pizza Company) is just there. In November 2016, Starbucks Coffee nearly finishes its fourth store, which is not surprisingly situated in the TK Avenue.
Since its official opening in 2013, TK Avenue has proved to be a successful mall in Tuol Kork (sometimes spelled Tuol Kouk or Kok, which means the ground hill). The evidence is that this year Phnom Penh will soon have the second mega mall Aeon in the Pong Peay City near Toul Kork. The construction of Aeon 2 will be completed by 2018.
What makes TK Avenue so popular because there are a lot of schools, universities, and commercial banks in this suburb. Zaman University is just a few walks from the Avenue. Western International Schools (WIS) and American University of Phnom Penh (AUPP) are also in this area.
What you may not know:
While TK Avenue is a good place to shop conveniently, there are some good places to buy good stuff nearby. So be sure to walk away from the Avenue if you’ve got spare time to explore this area. Chances are that you will get some cheaper household products for less than $2 each. You can imagine that there are more small shops and locals in this area who want to offer better goods, but they can never afford the rental fee for a small store inside the TK Avenue.
You’ve not been there yet? Here’s a view (Google Maps) from the above that shows what TK Avenue looks like.