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“Genuine local market” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Kandal Market

Kandal Market
Street 13 | Ang Eng Blvd, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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Ranked #12 of 41 Shopping in Phnom Penh
Type: Shops, Shopping
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Gagnef
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“Genuine local market”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013 via mobile

This market is something for traveller who wants to see genuine local shopping. Not many tourists here. Go inside and not only pass with st. 148. Look and enjoy !

Visited October 2013
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Phnom Penh
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“small but perfectly formed”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

One of my favourite places for eating a tasty soup, seeing kids swinging in hammocks and buying amazing fruit

Visited August 2013
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Pathum Thani
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“Authentic Cambodian Shopping”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2012

Phsar Kandal, as the locals call it, has changed it's appearance over the last decade just a tad. There is now a much bigger variety of goods and unfortunately the Chinese junk has found a way onto Cambodia's street markets.
It offers still a very genuine shopping experience and the selection has improved. Prices are fairly low, if you compare the goods to other markets. Plenty of photo opportunities here, so bring your cam and watch it well anywhere in Cambodia. Food offered is mainly geared as take-away, but a few vendors offer plastic chairs and folding tables. This is not a gourmet area, but you can get impressions on Khmer staple foods.
Toddlers garments are half price here, than what you fork over now in Russian Market - very inexpensive are also classic Khmer headscarves and the shops towards Norodom Blvd. sell the cheapest booze in town (0,7 ltr. longneck "Mekhong" liquor for 3.000 Riels, beers start at 1.500 Riels.)

Visited November 2012
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Melbourne, Australia
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“Genuine local market”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2012

Kandal Market is a genuine local market. Expect to be jostled and bumped as you explore the tight little market walkways. The space is filled with goods, the majority of it being food for the locals. In places the food spill out onto the walkways, so you find yourself stepping over baskets of vegetables, fish and other goods. The congestion is made worse by locals riding their motos through those same little walkways – only in Cambodia!
Phasar Kandal is a wonderful insight into local Cambodia, with all the sights, smells and chaos that go along with it.

Visited January 2012
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