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Central Market

Between streets 126 and 136, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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Ranked #16 of 47 Attractions in Phnom Penh
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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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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

If you do not intend to buy any jewellery, probably the tour will be finished in half an hour or lesser. Nothing much to see.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

On the whole they can't match bangkok wknd market but this is the best of the bunch. Tourist tat, knock off gear and lots of underwear. Something for everyone??.

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Boone, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

Lots of STUFF but lots of redundancy in product. Don't settle for first price quoted but haggle, even walk away. Price will almost always go lower. It is a MUST if you haven't seen the market before.

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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

The central market is such a nice place to walk around and search for items. You can still bargain and practice your negation skills. Vendor are not pushing or aggressive. Just a nice lively place to visit multiple times

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

With its distinctive architecture, the Central Market is worth a visit. Radiating arms feature a variety of goods, while under the central dome there is a dazzling array of jewels, gemstones and jewellery.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

I only went to this market so can't compare with Russian market. For those thinking of going here are the prices I paid for stuff to give you a guide: TShirts $2-$3 ties $2, silver stud earrings $8, silver bracelet $15, silk scarfs $4. If you are hungry the food court is in one corner of the market where you... More

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Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

A place not to be missed when you are in Phnom Penh. They have lots of jewelleries to bargain for, souveniers, utensils, handicrafts, beautiful fresh flowers... etc. Almost the same as Ben Thanh Market in Ho Chi Minh City. We went both during the weekend and also weekday and found that the price went up double. Don't forget to bargain... More

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Somerville, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Nothing here you wouldn't find elsewhere in Phnom Penh, but the salespeople are not at all pushy and the place is huge. We had a lot of fun walking around and ended up buying a bunch of inexpensive souvenirs from a very sweet woman. We are not great bargainers, but we got some practice!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

The largest & probably best organized of the city's many outdoor markets. These markets are the heart of the city & great fun to browse

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

The russian market is much smaller and nicer, and have a larger section of hand craft etc. If you have to choose one market go to the russian one, if you 2 days for shopping- go to the Russian market again.

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