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Address: Between streets 126 and 136, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Description: Housed in a 1937 Art Deco building, this market is a city landmark.
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Phnom Penh Full-Day Small-Group City Tour

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Lots of stuff & reasonable prices

There is a wide variety of stores selling everything from food & drinks, watches, shoe repairs, clothes and bags etc. It's clean You don't get hassled by vendors, they are... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

There is a wide variety of stores selling everything from food & drinks, watches, shoe repairs, clothes and bags etc. It's clean You don't get hassled by vendors, they are generally all pretty chilled Reasonable prices Easy location to get too

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

Big and noisy market with chaotic movement of people - Asian, western etc. many jewelry and watch in the middle! Near Soria shopping center!

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

The dome-shaped French-built market, constructed in the latter part of the 1930s, is reputed to be the largest market in Asia. The Art Deco mustard-coloured structure stands out and is easily identifiable from a distance. Central Market is a warren of narrow passages between small stall loaded to the rafters with diverse selection of merchandise, ranging from clothes, jewellery, footwear,... More 

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Durham, United Kingdom
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89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

It's a really interesting market, from live fish to "designer" watches that are piled up as if to be sold by weight. I bought a very nice pair of reading glasses, with the right magnification lens put in within 20 mins, cheap, but real service. I'm not so sure about the exterior, more brutal than deco for me, but cool... More 

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24 reviews 24 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

this market is awesome. the building alone is an art deco beauty! its the most shopper friendly market in pp. with high ceilings its much cooler than other markets like russian and orrusey market. remember to ask how much, then cut that in half, then cut in half again for your first offer to the sellers. if its getting tough... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

if you need to stock up on t-shirts for people back home or if you want knock-off bags, watches and sunglasses, you can't miss the central market. Lots of variety at cheap-cheap prices. Make sure you bargain hard. Beware of the watches- the one I bought died, they claimed to fix it, it died again, I asked for a refund... More 

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Cranbrook, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

I visited this market several times. Due to the extreme heat I highly recommend a visit first thing in the morning. Often a visit through the food area requires a strong stomach.

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Rangiora, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

This is a good market with a great variety of products. Prices are cheaper in Cambodia than in Thailand, we found it handy as stayed just down the road.

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Salalah, Oman
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW via mobile

I guess you could come here if you were looking for a cheap watch or a little souvenir. In our case we walked through here on our way to the supermarket. The architecture is quite interesting so it's nice to stroll through.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

Under its high dome this modern market caters mainly for locals, although there are tourist items also. Unlike the older traditional markets, its broad isles and high ceiling make it pleasurable to wonder around. Here you can get a good idea of Cambodian life - clothing, household goods, food, etc. Found it much more attractive than the nearby Russian market... More 

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