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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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Siem Reap Province, Cambodia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

Second only to the Russian market for bargain shopping, I really like this place. Good deals on books, clothes, and local art are available. Avoid buying any gems or jewelry unless you really know your stuff as knock offs, glass and common gems are handled as if they are real and high priced. It can be hot and stuffy in... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

I liked the buzz of the place, in the hot and sweaty trading environment. Lots of clothes retailers, jewelery traders and souvenir vendors within a location close to the Royal Palace.

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Melaka, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Worth a short visit. The market sell similar things along the way. Clothes, accessories, souvenirs daily goods are available, The price is negotiable but you need to negotiate with good skills. Wear light clothing as the market is crowded and humid.

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

If you have some spare time, go here to the Central Market. There's nothing unique to it, but you can do with some time to cool off with some coconut water and go around buying some souvenirs or cheap fake items. You can find all sorts of items here. One thing you want to do is to bargain, and bargain... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

This is an Art Deco building, very beautifully restored. Airy inside the building but stuffy in the wings. Sells lots of clothing and stuff. A visit is in order. Learn to bargain with a smile. I love to buy fruit here. Quite touristy cos especially the stalls along the entrances. But fair number of locals shop here, so it isn't... More

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Singapore
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Fashion here are rather dated. It has a wet market that i find rather dirty and has a stench. if you are brave enough, walk through the wet market. Lots of locals eat there but i question the level of hygiene. Fruits on the whole is ok but not the cut fruits as it is quite common to see flies... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Shopped here with family and a good place to pick up t shirt remember to do some bargaining.Shopkeepers were quite friendly.I made my reading glasses and collected within the next hour.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Lots of great shops of all kinds. Great prices for most things, better prices if you're willing to put in the effort to bargain.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

This would be my favourite market in Phnom Penh - locals buy here every day. It's well organised and the goods for sale tend to be of better quality -and more variety- than in other, more tourist-oriented markets. There's several stores that sell higher-quality, higher-price Cambodian-made clothes, jewellery and shoes. Even "trendy stuff", all hand-made. A great way to add... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

More roomy than other markets I have visited. Good selection. Happy sellers who do not over pressure you

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