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Address: Kampuchea Krom, Str. 128, Phnom Penh 55555, Cambodia
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Housed in a 1937 Art Deco building, this market is a city landmark.

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Pay attention to the art deco architecture. It is very easy to get distracted with the shopping. Make sure and negociate prices. Good place for jewelry. I like this market better... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Melbourne - Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

There is so much happening here, you can buy anything, be prepared to haggle hard, every stall will try and pull you in

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very interesting to walk around the Central Markets. Make sure you bargain with them, they will try to rip you off to start with. Keep in mind that these people are very poor, so try not to rip them off in return.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The architecture is fascinating, however the vendors were somewhat disappointing... i suppose it is the same wherever it is a tourist lure. A good photo op, a nice walk around but i certainly am not comfortable in making any purchases there!

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Thank AndrewJamesKL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Morning is the best time to wander the market! A bit cooler and not as crowded. Deals are anxious to be made. We have found that the vendors were ready to make sales, yet not too pushy! We will return again soon

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Pay attention to the art deco architecture. It is very easy to get distracted with the shopping. Make sure and negociate prices. Good place for jewelry. I like this market better than russian market.

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Thank Marion S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Everything is findable: clothes, shoes, bags, kitchen stuffs and etc!!! It offers the most convenient price in the town!!!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you've seen one in Asia then you've seen this market as well. Maybe some nice silver jewellery to be had but the remainder is the usual so-so stuff.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Lots of small stalls selling similar stuff! Interesting to wander around and buy stuff. Architecturally the building is quite interesting. The majority of the stalls are aimed at locals rather than tourists so prices are reasonable and you can always haggle!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We visited the Central Market and hoping for some good bargains, perhaps. But the clothes here were more expensive than what I could get back home, we decided to cut short our visit. Anyway, there are too many shops/stalls selling almost the same things. So, there was really nothing much to see unless one is in for a shopping haul.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

had to be careful of the many imatations of everything people were generally not to pushy would have been better if they had the shoes i wanted in my size

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