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Central Market

Between streets 126 and 136, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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Ranked #17 of 47 Attractions in Phnom Penh
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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Kamloops
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

If you like to shop this is the place. I liked it a bit more than the Russian Market as I found it had a more local feel to it, at least in the flower and food areas. As for the tourist items, pretty much the same as all the other markets , plus some upper scale jewelry kiosks under... More

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Kingston, Jamaica
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Central market pleasantly impressed me. There are lot of things u can buy including souvenirs, cloths, jewelries and traditional Khmer food. People are very nice and sociable. I bought some gifts for my friends. I hope they will like my choice.

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Melbourne, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Great shopping in a crowded but easily navigated market. Stall holders all happy to bargain and all with a sense of patience and humour. Everything you could possibly imagine including the kitchen sink. Handbags , menswear and shoes seemed particularly good. Take a seat and enjoy for lunch the local food. I chose squid on a stick , which was... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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74 reviews 74 reviews
23 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Other than the fish markets which smelt bad - it was great to barter with stall owners. Cheap t-shirts, jewellery and Beats headphones

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Melbourne, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

If you're a foodie, this is a market for locals with just about everything on offer. From several varieties of pungent prahok to exotic tropical fruit including the much-maligned durian to every conceivable dried fish and even fresh frogs, you need to go with open eyes and a whole world of incredible ingredients are waiting for you to cook. The... More

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Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

a market like so many before and after! you have mostly clothes and jewelery to buy.. There are also hairdressers, Manicure and massage inside..

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Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

So many things you can find under one roof. Souvenirs, T-shirts, Bags, Shoes, love the scarfs. Keyword: Compare & Bargain!

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Hong Kong
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

It is a French colonial designed market building though the market inside layout is familar to me because I come from Hong Kong. It is typical Asian style. However, I do find it interesting because the stuffs they sell is full of Cambodia style. The market size is quite big. I can find various kind of things that I want... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

A really bustling market with food stalls , clothing for sale , jewellery etc all at bargain prices , you do need to negotiate prices , a huge variety of goods and locals doing their shopping .

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

if you live in Asia this is nothing special. could easily have missed this. hot and crowded. but if not experienced something like this before then go.

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