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Address: Kampuchea Krom, Str. 128, Phnom Penh 55555, Cambodia
07:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

Housed in a 1937 Art Deco building, this market is a city landmark.

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Good local market

This was a relatively easy market to navigate. The market is primarily for locals but does include items of interest to the tourist also. The market is divided into sections... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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131 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW via mobile

A vaguely interesting Art Deco building but full of cheap clothing, jewellery, and phone gear Give it a miss. If you want to shop go to the Russian Market. If you want a real local market then go to Boeung Keng Kang

Thank mikebrownnz
Byron Bay, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Central Market is definitely worth a visit. Beautiful building with interesting things to see, especially the flower corner.

Thank Manolo F
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was a relatively easy market to navigate. The market is primarily for locals but does include items of interest to the tourist also. The market is divided into sections selling the same items which makes for an easier shopping experience. I found the vendors to be friendly and not pushy to sell their products. The market comprises clothing, jewellery,... More 

Thank traceyw8727
Mambajao, Camiguin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The central market is one of the biggest buildings in Phnom Penh. The central part is 100% occupied by watch and jewellery stalls. Beware of fakes - almost everything is fake. The 4 side arms offer cloths and electronic gadgets. Walk around the central building. Here you find food stalls and any kind of souvenirs, flowers and household items.

Thank Waebi
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

If you want to experience a real Cambodian market this is the one. Yes full of things to sell to tourists. But at the same time full of food stalls selling fruit vegetables meat fish and dried seafood. And lots of small restaurants or kiosks selling local delicacies Not for delicate stomachs to eat there but fascinating Highly recommended

Thank bigvicSydney
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Sareth is a good Driver He take us frome the Airport to Phnom Penh City and take us for a day to see the sights of Phnom Penh and to Drive us to Siem Reap we booked it all by Email and were not disappointed He is so Friendly great English speakers and looked after us well. Don't hesitate to... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The central market is a must see attraction and it is free! So much variety and much to look at. Make sure you bargain although they sure don't like to bargain, the initial prices are way too high so don't pay the initial asking price. Our guide told us we should pay about half but we found most of the... More 

Thank Theresa B
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It's an experience! It is so hot, so crowded, and so full of.... stuff. So much stuff. Whew. Did I mention there is a lot of stuff? You can get slippers, a rolex, a TV, cooking pots, bras, shorts, postcards, food..... anything. Architecture is very cool and it's an event not to be missed if you are in PP.

Thank sophiesalibi
Montreal, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This enormous market is not just for tourists, but you may end up being hassled more than the locals. They sell everything at Central Market, from food to clothes and electronics. No guarantee that brand names are authentic, but there are deals to be made for casual clothes. The layout is like spokes of a wheel. If you want to... More 

Thank Gary M
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I kike to go local, al the different foods and products. People can barrely speak english. The prices on the market are real, not that much bargaining possible

Thank Doris B

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