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Central Market, Phnom Penh

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One of the city's iconic landmarks, Central Market represents one of the best places to feel the pulse of the city, while you browse for souvenirs and bargain like a local. The market occupies a yellow art deco building from 1937. A huge stepped dome that covers its main hall--cool and vented even on a hot day--is its most distinctive feature. The four "arms" of the structure stretch from the four sides of the dome and are packed with stalls displaying an impressive array of goods from fresh food and clothing to gold jewelry and antique coins. Put Central Market and other Phnom Penh attractions into our Phnom Penh trip itinerary maker, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • Each time I visit Phnom Penh I always drop by the Phsar Thmei (Central Market) for the T-shirts, clothes (traditional and contemporary), silk products, souvenir items, jewelry, food and my favorite - ...  more »
  • Better than the night market, and near by, but you can visit all day. Selling everything that you would want from clothes, shoes, jewellery, art, bags etc  more »
  • Definitely interesting architectural appearance of the covered market. The market itself is not anything extraordinary, but it's still nice to wander through the stalls--especially of agricultural products and foodstuffs-to see an array of merchandise that we don't see. Beautiful attendants splitting and prepare the ice.
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  • This art deco was built in 1937 and newly renovated in 2011. The white colour buildings are new from 2011 and the yellow colour buildings are original from 1930s. The airy dorm is a significant feature of this tropical friendly building. This market is really well organized and monitored by the security guards well, so I can say it's safe to go shopping here.
  • Large market in a lovely building. I go for the Optician who makes glasses and delivers them to my hotel in 3 hours! Look in the middle area, West side. Went with a school group and found stationary suppliers too for things to support local schools. Easy to spend an hour here and not too far from the city centre.
  • Amongst all the markets I visited on my trip to PP, I have to say that this was my favourite. Good selection of items to look at. But I had a great time at the food section. It was really a fun time visiting the stores and see what was available.
  • This is a really great place. The building is an amazing art deco masterpiece that has been well maintained. The market is a true Asian market experience - with everything from the wet market to cheap clothes to touristy masterpieces:). A great experience all around.
  • All the amazing sights, smells and tastes of a busy, functional city market are here - it doesn't feel like it's set up for the tourists. Have some noodles soup, buy some fruit, maybe some spiders for a snack.