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Top Markets In Phnom Penh

Not only being the capital and largest city of Cambodia, Phnom Penh, which is littered with enthralling French architecture, picturesque waterside scenery, grand boulevards and hospitable, bustling locals, is also a tourist destination in this country. And the local markets should be the best place to immerse yourself in the authentic Cambodian culture. Hereunder are some of the very best of the bunch for you to come and enjoy some sumptuous fried noodles, witness boisterous bartering and pick up handmade souvenirs along the way. Indochina tours Cambodia

Central Market

Central Market

Central Market- source: internet

Established in 1937, the Central Market in Phnom Penh, which is also known as the New Grand Market or Phsar Thmei to Cambodians, is set in an art deco style building featuring four wings full of stalls beautifully designed by these French architects. History has left its mark on this venue; during the Franco-Thai war, the market was destroyed by Thai aircraft, following the bombing in WWII, was rebuilt, and in 2011, was completely renovated. The Central Market, whose entrance is lined with enthusiastic merchants hawking everything from postcards and T-shirts to silver curios and karmas, is a must-stop for shoppers seeking jewelry, gold, food or souvenirs.

  • Opening time: 7AM-5PM daily
  • Address: Street 128 (Kampuchea Krom), Phsar Thmei 1 Commune, Daun Penh District, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Russian Market

Russian Market

Russian Market- source: internet

Thanks to its popularity amongst Russian expats living in Phnom Penh during the 1980s, this venue, which is locally known as Phsar Toul Tom Poung, is now recognized as the Russian Market. In this place, you can purchase a wide range of handicrafts and handmade goods including musical instruments, silks, woodcarvings and miniature Buddhas. And it is a top spot to bag a bargain in spite of the bad reputation for being hot and stuffy. As there are fake brands wherever you look, it is wise to watch out for the authenticity of goods here. Cambodia tours packages

  • Opening time: 7AM-5PM daily
  • Address; Street 155, Toul Tum Poung 1 Commune , Chamkar Mon District, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Night Market

Night Market

Night Market- source: internet

Being an open-air weekend affair located near the river, the Night Market (or Phsar Reatrey), is the place where locals and foreigners alike come to consume some authentic street food and shop for traditional clothing. In the balmy evenings, tourists can go to the Night Market – the most relaxed marketplace in Phnom Penh to settle in the picnic areas, soak in the electric atmosphere while eating some fish amok or fried crabs. The traditional Cambodian dance performances held on the elevated stage, an awesome musical fusion of historical, well-worn dance steps and modern Cambodian sounds are what make this market much more attractive.

  • Opening time: 5:30 PM-11:30 PM Friday to Sunday
  • Address: Street 1 (Preah Sisowath Quay), Wat Phnom Commune, Daun Penh District, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Old Market

Old Market

Old Market- source: internet

The Old Market (Phsar Chas), situated just across the street from the Night Market, is an ideal place where you can experience authentic culture of Cambodians in its most natural form. The Phsar Chas is the market where the locals go shopping; here, you can find no souvenirs but only authentic vegetables and fruits waiting to be used in traditional cooking. Being one of the most crowded shopping areas in the city, this market offers everything from handmade glass and cheap haircuts to motorcycle parts. And with its ideal location by the river in the Old French Quarter, on a trip to Phnom Penh, for any travelers, this place is certainly well worth a great effort to stop by.

  • Opening time: 5AM-10PM daily
  • Address: Street 13 (Preah Ang Eng), Daun Penh District, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Olympic Market

The Olympic Market of Phnom Penh sits flamboyantly next to the Olympic Stadium, a building that has never actually held an Olympic Games. Here, a haven for colorful cloth, textiles and fabrics, of all variations, incorporating traditional patterns, diverse textures and intricate weaving methods, is available for purchase. This Market is also popular amongst young Cambodians who are seeking shoes, clothes accessories as well as other fashion items imported from Vietnam, Thailand, Korea and China. The three-story-high venue was fitted with the first escalators ever to be used in this country, which are now still operating.

  • Opening time: 7AM-5:30PM daily
  • Address: Street 286, Olympic Commune, Chamkar Mon District

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