In Phnom Penh, tourists can easily find almost everything they want or need to buy thanks to the quite diverse shopping here. Dispersed throughout the city are three large local markets together with many other, smaller local markets as well as a large number of shopping malls, supermarkets, mini marts, silk shops, souvenir shops, boutique shops available for tourists’ conveniences. Tours Indochina Cambodia
Regarded as one of the 10 largest domes in the world, Psar Thmei which is also known as the Central Market is an art-deco landmark building in the capital city, a reference to its position and size. Looking like a Babylonian ziggurat, the huge domed hall has the capacity of the largest provision of fresh air, and even on an uncomfortably hot day or when the central hall is cool and airy. Recently restored with the assistance of French governmentlo the market now is looking rather good. Cambodia travel packages
Containing of four huge wings full of stalls selling gold as well as silver jewellery, ancient coins, ingenious watches, clothes and other such items, this market is a popular destination for both locals and tourists. The fresh-food area provides photographers with many opportunities to capture many stunning pictures. For your lunch time, enjoying a traditional meal in one of many local food stalls situated on the western side, facing the Monivong Blvd is claimed to be the best option. Psar Thmei is definitely the best market for browsing. However, it has a strong belief among almost Cambodians for overcharging on most of the products.
Psar Tuol Tom Pong
Named in these years of 1980s after the Vietnamese occupation when it was a market for foreigners with most of these foreigners were Russian, Psar Tuol Tom Pong is also called as the Russian Market. Offering a wide range of goods including beautiful souvenirs, curios, antiques, carvings, Buddha statues, handicrafts, silks, fabrics, DVDs, cheap price electronic components together with many other things of interest, the Russian Market is claimed to be one of the most worthy places visiting among visitors. The market is also an ideal place to buy clothes at high discount prices as well as large sized jewelry and gemstones but as always, tourists need to be careful to distinguish the scams and fakes. Huckstering at this market means counterpoising over masses and masses of clothing and quality kramas (Khmer traditional square pattern silk scarf worn around the necks, shoulders and waists).
Psar O Russei
Much larger than other famous markets in town, Psar O Russei sells stunning foodstuffs, beautiful costume jewelry, imported toiletries, used clothes and everything else tourists have never seen in thousands of different stalls. Looking like a shopping mall from the outside, the market is home to a huge labyrinth of a building.
Dealing in household goods, clothes and jewelry, Psar Chaa is thought to be a scruffy place homing to a number of small restaurants, food vendors together with jewellery stalls, as well as various good fresh-fruit stalls outside.