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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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  • I have always found some interesting items at Central Market,more so on this trip as the Russian Market did not seem to be as good as before. No problem with transport as the tuktuk drivers outside wi...  more »
  • This is a large market which you could easily get lost in. There are plenty of things to buy here and people are more willing to negotiate than the Russian market. There are quite a number of children...  more »
  • A last second souvenir shopping place. Lots of Thrash is being sold here - fake diamonds, watches, iphones, cloth and you name it. What I thought was most interesting Where the small booths offering b...  more »
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  • Traditional mixed variety of stalls selling range of 'local' things. Usual collection of clothing, handicrafts, silver and gold plates jewelry, trinkets etc. Nice place to shop for gifts and souvenirs. Don't be shy to bargain, but be reasonable, they are trying to make a decent living after all :). Worth a visit. Always find pleasant and non-pushy sellers.
  • One of the famous market and also tourism site that many foreigner visit to buy clothes and souvenir as gifts. The architecture is cool. It has a dome in the center and 6 aisles with 6 entrances. Every aisle has a category for what it sells here. You can get good price here but dont forget, bargain!
  • Impressive architecture. Local market so don't expect to much touristy goods but it's a nice place if you need tu buy cheap clothes
  • You'll find everything here. This place is fantastic. Try eating from the independent hawker rather than the food stalls in the market, they are far too expensive inside. USD 15 for a damn squid.
  • Indoor market in historic French building with lots of small shops selling the usual clothing and phone accessories your find everywhere else in Asia. Outside your will find some stalls that sell fresh produce. The building has a beautiful art deco design and it's windows let in a lot of light which colors very nicely with the yellow-ish paint of the building.

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Phnom Penh offers an impressive selection of accommodations, from budget-friendly guesthouses and economy hotels, to four- and five-star establishments charging steep prices for a blend of traditional hospitality and modern luxury. For most visitors on a limited budget, private guesthouses remain the best option, providing clean and comfortable rooms near the city's major attractions. Many cater specifically to foreign backpackers, featuring rooftop bars and offering nightly entertainment and organized activities.
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