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Central Market

Between streets 126 and 136, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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Ranked #14 of 46 attractions in Phnom Penh
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Flea/ Street Markets, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Architectural Buildings
Description: Housed in a 1937 Art Deco building, this market is a city landmark.
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london
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

insane amounts of stalls - from jewellery to clothes, shoes, toiletries, food market & the smells to accompany it! If you know your precious metals & gemstones you can get a real bargain here. Do haggle...they WILL lower the price (especially if you threaten to walk away!)

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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

I have been to central market many times. The locals know it as P'saa T'mai (new market). It is an interesting place to hang out and watch the tourists, rather than the locals. A previous reviewer said it is crowded with tourists and local people, but the majority of the local people are the vendors. Most of the local people... More

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Bangalore, India
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

a typical flea market where everything is cheap. go later in the evenings to avoid the sultry hot sun. girls liked the flower market

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Brisbane, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Brilliant atmosphere wander around smell and look and you will see how it is for the local population - cheap as - street food was delicious - do it!

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Busan, South Korea
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

This is an old French style market. It is crowded, many tourists and local people. You can do shopping of some local-made products such as T-shirt, handcrafts,..etc. Local foods are also good to taste.

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Taipei, Taiwan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

we got a fun day while we did shopping there, huge discount if you go to buy by a group. We got some T Shirt and bag. But dont bring your girlfriend there for shopping if you worry about your money. It is too easy to spend your money there

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Batu Pahat, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

i would suggest to buy shirt, bags and shoes at here. Here is much cheaper than in siem reap. it jus only 3usd for a shirt and 20usd for shoes ( in siem reap usd 4 and usd 35). BUT, need to haggle if u want to buy ; )

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Penang Island, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

Central market has a very unique architecture design. You can find travel souvenirs, food, jewelleries, flowers, stationery..... any thing that need for daily lifes. There is a beautiful flower market in the market. You may not need to buy the flower but you surely will enjoy to see the beautiful flowers. I enjoy the local food sold at the local... More

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Nice, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

A market for the locals but great for tourists too. The locals are friendly and eager to do business in Riels or $. Do barter with a smile but don't get too mean, offer half and see where it goes, you can always walk away. Many seem on the breadline and there is so much competition they are desperate to... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

crowded cramped but fun its a fairly safe place for phnom penh look out for scams its best to offer half what they ask, cause they at least double the real price for tourists

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