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Central Market

Between streets 126 and 136, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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Phnom Penh Full-Day Small-Group City Tour
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Ranked #9 of 29 Attractions in Phnom Penh
Type: Architectural Buildings, Flea/ Street Markets, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
Owner description: Housed in a 1937 Art Deco building, this market is a city landmark.
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Flea/ Street Markets, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Owner description: Housed in a 1937 Art Deco building, this market is a city landmark.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

The market was a great experience with lots of shops with pretty much everything. Prices are marked up to 100% but can negotiate to a reasonable price. Place is not crowded and is about a 2$ tuk tuk ride from near royal palace.

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Dublin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

We've done our Christmas shopping here to send home (we are backpacking), which was fun, and we felt we negotiated good deals. Majority of the vendors are very nice and we enjoyed an old banter with them. There was actually lots of cool clothes and souvenirs which we might have bought if we weren't backpacking. We also got a digital... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

We went to the markets a few times during our stay to pick a few things up that we had forgotten to bring with us. It is very cheap and there are plenty of stalls to visit. I wouldnt recommend going if you dont need anything because apart from stalls there isnt much to look at.

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luxembourg
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

Clean for Phnom Penh... great to see. Better than depressing 'killing fields' and other historical sites because you see Cambodians in present every day life.

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Darwin, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

And most were local people, so you KNOW you know you've gone to the right place. We saw pretty well everything for sale here. Right down to skinned toads and fish still alive and wriggling around trays as they are slowly killed in the meat section. One of the better markets in terms of variety. Well laid out too

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

The PP Central Market (Phsar Thmey) is an icon of French neocolonial style. It houses hundreds of stalls where all kinds of items are sold - clothing, shoes, luggage, flowers, household items. From fake watches to traditional Khmer silkware - everything's there. However, one should know beforehand how much the stuff is worth. As for clothes, TRY - the size... More 

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Port au Prince
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

For a first timer in Cambodia, this had a lot of trinkets, jewelry, clothes, whatever one needs. Good place to shop

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

This is the centre of Phnom Penh where you will see lots of local stuff and cheap imports from Vietnam, Thailand, China and India Bargain centre where everything has to be bargain starting with 50% off and work your price up ! You can taste local food (provide you can stomach the hygiene part) and get to buy lots of... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

Was surprised by the number of jewelry stalls. There were others selling clothing and basic household goods. First price, highest, so negotiate.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW via mobile

Just another market. The buildings nice but all the same old things for sale. Did manage to find some interesting local food, cockroach, spiders etc

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