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Central Market

Address: Between streets 126 and 136, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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Phnom Penh Full-Day Small-Group City Tour
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Flea/ Street Markets, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks, Shopping & Fashion
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, Sights & Landmarks, Shopping & Fashion
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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Adelaide, Australia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

There are several big markets in Phnom Penh, some of which are arguably better for shopping for various reasons, but this really is a 'must visit'. For starters there's the stunning, landmark building - in itself an attraction and worth seeing. And as far as the various markets in Phnom Pengh go this is definitely one of the nicer, easier... More 

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Pune
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

A large amount of stock but expensive. The choice for jewellery was tremendous. It is worth one visit.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

I paid a motorbike driver $10 to show me around for a couple hours and this was one of the stops he picked for me. It's an impressive building, built in the 1930's, the main hall is somewhat reminiscent of Grand Central Station in NYC. But once you got past the setting, the market itself is just like all the... More 

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Newbury
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63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

Sells almost everything from fresh fish to watches. It is very big you will probably get lost that is part of the experience. Great bargains to be had!

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Darwin, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

Lots of bizarre fare for sale here from fried Tarantulas to Mobile phones. Lots of fresh seafood. Friendly people

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW via mobile

You name it & you can get it right from fake designer bags to shoes ,watch,jewellery,souvenir, everything is available. We felt it was a better shopping experience than the Russian market .This market was built by the French. A menagerie of sights ,sounds & color. Bargains are to be made & goods to be sold .

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Siem Reap, Cambodia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

The only mistake we made was coming around noon, as the market was closing at 5:30 is and we still had not seen it all. It was not too crowded, even on a Sunday, and it is well laid out and not too cramped. It is really well designed for ventilation, so there is nice air movement inside and not... More 

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Hampshire, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Items are thrust in your face as you walk round, so I felt like I couldn't stop and look. However, we did manage to get some pants and a speaker for our ipod at a pretty good price. Everyone seems to speak English and are very friendly. We did keep a tight hold of our bags.

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Hyderabad, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Very good market, centrally located, one can get branded clothing at an attractive bargain prices.also can be seen are variety of flowers for sale arranged nicely. Gems and artificial jewelery and antiques can be purchased at bargain prices.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

This was the biggest market I have been in so far in Asia, friendly people, not to much hassle from the staff, cheap prices and a really good variety

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