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“Its a good market to serve the locals”
Review of Phsar Nath Market

Phsar Nath Market
Ranked #28 of 51 things to do in Battambang
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Melbourne, Australia
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1,034 reviews
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“Its a good market to serve the locals”
Reviewed January 26, 2014

This is what it is supposed to be - a market for the local community.
Yes there is food, jewelery and clothes, but dont go here to look for the tourist type things to be found in Phnom Penh or Siem Reap - their not here. Which is probably why your in Battambang in the first place

Visited January 2014
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Meiningen, Germany
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“An architectural gem, but tourist rip off”
Reviewed January 12, 2014 via mobile

The central (main) market is truly an interesting architectural building with its clock tower. But the offer is quite poor and the prices high. Fruit is nicely arranged for tourist eyes but is also extremely pricey!

Have a look at the building, but if you are looking for a real local market with affordable prices and a charming atmosphere then go to "Psah Boeung Chheuk" only 500m Northwest of this central market. It is surrounded by street 105.

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Siem Reap, Cambodia
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“Central location”
Reviewed January 29, 2013

Psar Nath (or Central Market) is located in the middle of Battambang city. This is, however, not the biggest market here - which happens to be Psar Boueng Chhouk located a short distance away.
Housed in an old french colonial styled building, this market has both a wet section as well as an area selling clothes and other things.
This market is really interesting early in the morning with meat and vegetable vendors selling right outside the market and makes for some amazing and interesting photography opportunities.

Visited January 2013
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Chengdu, China
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“Battambang's Modernist Market”
Reviewed June 4, 2012

Battambang is noted mostly for its colonnaded shophouse architecture, but right in the middle of the old town is Phsar Nath, a French modernist market. Built in the 1930s by the same architects who designed the famous central markets in Phnom Penh and Saigon, it is a very graceful example of late colonial design. There are two halves of the market, probably dividing it into wet and dry sections. Flanked on all sides by French-era shophouses, it is has become the city's most easily recognizable landmark. It remains a good place to try cheap, tasty local food.

Visited May 2012
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