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Address: Kampuchea Krom, Str. 128, Phnom Penh 55555, Cambodia
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7:00 am - 6:00 pm
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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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Fun Market but quality pretty bad!

Bought a watch and some sun glasses and both were broken or not working within no time at all! interesting to see the food side just to see how it is all sold and the flower stall... read more

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Lindsay, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW via mobile

I love the central market. It is the best spot to get electronics and all sorts of nick nacks. Please haggle you will get a better deal and the vendors like to see how far they can push. It like a game for them

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

Bought a watch and some sun glasses and both were broken or not working within no time at all! interesting to see the food side just to see how it is all sold and the flower stall were lovely!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

The central market was excellent - a short 15 minute walk from the hotel. Plenty of different goods to be had - cheap t-shirts and jewelery. However -walk past this and experience the food market which is awesome - and the guy cutting ice with a chainsaw ! Best buy - huge bundle of incense sticks for $2.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Huge market and many cheap items. The centre of the market is a domed shape building with many vendors selling precious stone and watches. Further out from the centre are all the other items such as electronic and shirts. Be prepared to do loads of walking and bargaining.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The sights, sounds and sometimes overwhelming smells that are generated in this hustling and bustling venue typify the excitement that is Phnom Penh. From the bargaining tourist to the locals buying amazing foodstuffs the market is abuzz with activity and colour. Whilst not game enough to eat at the stalls, there is plenty of opportunity to eat and shop like... More 

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Thank Ross P H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I came here when the shops were about to close. They'll give you good price during these times. It was about 4.30 PM. USD is the currency used, so you gotta be smart in bargaining. I could get a Tshirt for USD 2 when another friend bought it for USD 4. Be smart and bargain wisely!

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Thank Nur 'Athira F
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A must visit due to the stunning architecture however the market is definitely not the most interesting of Phnom Penhs similar haunts

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great visual experience. Bring the art of "Haggling" and a hand fan, because it does get hot around the place. Good food in the surrounding areas.

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Thank Oscar B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The central market is a beautiful building and it is mich fun to visit this place. The flower corner is very nice

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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Not my favorite market actually (Russian market is better), but you will find a lot of more or less useful stuffs: clothes, shoes, dishes, beauty products, jewelry, and of course, good khmer food. I strongly advise you to bargain, preferably in khmer language ("tlai nah" meaning "too expensive" for instance). At some places, the smell is not totally bearable (meat,... More 

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