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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.
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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
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
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
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.
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
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
Itinerary 12 Days in vietnam. Need comments and advices! (3 Replies)
hey mates We are a group of 4 guys in our 20s on a backpack trip to cambodia and vietnam from july 1st to july 18th. Below is our projected itinerary for the Vietnam portion where the first 5-6 days are already spent in cambodia. Pls give me advice and comments!~ Days 1-5 - cambodia Day 6 - HCMC Morning - from Phomn Penh to HCMC by bus. Afternoon to night Cu Chi tunnel, Ben thanh market, Ba Chieu Market Day 7 Mekong Delta Move out to Nha trang via 5starexpress...More
May 23, 2008|
With this short a trip, you're trying to see too much. You're also wasting quite a bit of time with surface transportation - flying will save you time and is quite inexpensive too. Your plans to see the Mekong Delta just won't work - you'd need a helicopter to do it in that time frame! I'd concentrate on one area of Vietnam (either north or south).
When to do what... (1 Replies)
Greetings fellow travelers, We have a list of things we would like to see and were wondering if anyone could suggest times/days that would be best for visiting such places so to avoid crowds, traffic etc. We will be in Kl for a week. Petronas Towers Sky Bar Islamic Arts Centre Batu Caves China Town KL Tower Central Market Pavilion Mall National Mosque Petaling Street Melaka Little India Sunway Lagoon Fire Flies Craft Complex and of course the shopping malls :) Thank...More
October 18, 2010|
Giant Ibis Night Bus Siem Reap to Phnom Penh (5 Replies)
Hi, I m planning to take the Giant Ibis night bus from SR to PP this week. As I will arrive at SR only shortly before the departure time I will not be able to purchase the ticket online ahead of time. My questions: 1) Does the bus depart from the bus depot on 'Khmer Pub Street' or from the office at the round about south of the old market? 2) Can I buy tickets cash on/at the bus provided there is some free space available? and, perhaps, 3) there are two other companies Orient Express...More
December 10, 2016|
I hope I'm not too late, but miketravels2016, just search this forum for night buses. Then as an added measure, in case you're still unconvinced, do the same on the Vietnam forums. No genuine traveler on these forums recommends any night buses in this part of the world. While Giant Ibis seem to have a good reputation and seem to be the best option out there, there's a few recent posts that suggest their standards are slipping a bit. Regardless, no matter how good your bus company, even...More