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Address: Corner of Street 163 and Street 444, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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$88*
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Phnom Penh Full-Day Small-Group City Tour

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A great place to shop

We spent a couple hours at this market and it was my favorite while in Asia. The vendors seemed to enjoy the bartering and were a lot of fun to deal with. All around the market... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
KootenayGirl72
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Cranbrook, Canada
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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

It is so hot in this market, so be warned. I have been here twice and it is difficult to stay for too long just because of the temperature and humidity!! Did I mention it was hot? Anyway, if you think you can deal with the environmental factors, then come along for a browse but please don't expect to be... More 

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Durham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

An incredible jumble of stalls, theoretically set out in a grid lots of local shoppers - cylinder head for a Honda anyone? Hot, sometimes a little rope, but just why you booked to come here rather than your local Mall. Amazingly little tourist hassle as well (less than central)

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Cranbrook, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

We spent a couple hours at this market and it was my favorite while in Asia. The vendors seemed to enjoy the bartering and were a lot of fun to deal with. All around the market are many little coffee shops which are equipped with wifi and air-conditioning if you need a break. We always chose a time with our... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Nowadays the whole place is largely given over to cheap tourist souvenirs. Unless that is what you're seeking then the central market offers a better insight into the real markets. Note, it is really made up of two zones - the inner zone of "independent" stalls where everything is bartered, and an outer circle staffed by uniformed government employees selling... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

First of all let me warn you that it is very hot inside and extremely packed so do not bring little children in with you. Vendors say that there products are real however it is quite obvious most aren't. Prices are cheap and worth a visit. Try and find the silk animals as they are perfect gifts for little children.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

This is a place where it is easy to get lost,- to find the entrance where you left your driver may be quite a job. The aisles are very narrow and filled with souvenirs, clothes and more on the sides, but the place is popular with tourists and there are signs on the streets in P.P. directing people to the... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

This is an inside market, extremely crowdly and hot inside. If you are looking for a lot of rubbish go there. I didn't See a really difference with the other market much more closer in town.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Good place to look for some souvenirs. Brought a shirt there with some haggling, good quality. We went there around noon time in a weekday, pretty subdued, was not harassed by shopkeepers.

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Monmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

I never understand why people flock to these markets full of tat, but in this case do yourself a favour and walk round any corner. This is the main shopping district of Phnom Penh and it's amazing! One entire street was vendors with second-hand power tools; another is all scooters. And so on. The people are friendly and I felt... More 

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Xi'an, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Be ready to bargain. Some of the stalls are quite ridiculous with how much they think they can make out of foreigners. Try learning to count in Khmer... when I practised my numbers on them they were more willing to bargain and they were really friendly after that. It's a bit dark, crowded and hot, but if you're tourist it'a... More 

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