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Housed in a 1937 Art Deco building, this market is a city landmark.
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Kampuchea Krom, Str. 128, Phnom Penh 55555, Cambodia
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We loved this market. But its is so busy and kind of stressful (they are fairly aggressive), so I would give myself a day or so to get a bit familiar with Phnom Phen before I would go there. Make sure you know what you...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ZigZig007
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Not at all what we expected, underwhelmed big time. Clothes are a no no here, you're better off shopping for clothes in Bangkok. The exact same ladies top that can be had for 100 baht at Platinum Mall in BKK was at US$ 10 asking...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank randydvd
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Central Market is a dome shaped building in the centre surrounded by extensions of stalls all around it. Besides wet market, many stalls selling semi precious and fake stones jewelry, imitation watches, clothing, household wares, shoes and many others can be found here. Foodstalls selling...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank M L K
Reviewed 3 days ago

Walking distance from my hotel. I have purchased fruit, household items, flowers, jewelry and had a watch band and the Chrystal replaced in very short period of time.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Greg W
Reviewed 4 days ago

Good place to go for shopping, nearby a lot of restaurants for eating too. Be aware, you must bargain as shop owners ask 4-5 times prices of most of the things.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Windy S
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Good for t-shirts, trinkets, inexpensive clothes, and watches and jewelry of uncertain quality. We arrived just a little before 5pm on a Saturday, and a lot of the shops were closed or closing.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 42dl2018
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

There's a central food area where you can sit down for a bowl of noodles for 7000 KHR ($1.75 USD approx.) Beware the wet market area, it sure smells of seafood and can be unbearable. I smelled it in my hair all day. There's a...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank bonnsv
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited this market on an afternoon where it had not a lot of clients. Clothes, silverware, electronic gadgets, toys, flowers, fish - the usual things. The building is nice - high ceilings which provides a good airy room climate.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank HiddenPlaces
Reviewed 1 week ago

Its a very busy market so be prepared for the hustle and bustle of a big market. The place offers wide variety of things (clothes, flower, grocery, bag etc). You must be extremely good at bargaining otherwise you would end paying 5-7 times more than...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Shamini G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This market offers the standard selection of tourist souvenirs and clothing that you will find in other markets in Cambodia. What sets this market aside is: 1. It is located in a specially designed building which was built and funded by the French. The central...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Ian2302_11
March 24, 2018|
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Response from BeaversTravelWell | Reviewed this property |
All knock offs.
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Amer A
January 28, 2018|
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Response from Smijie | Reviewed this property |
$2 max, you should try for $1. An easy walk too, less than 10mins
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January 19, 2018|
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Sorry, I don’t think so.
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