Central Market
Central Market
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Points of Interest & LandmarksArchitectural BuildingsFlea & Street Markets
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Housed in a 1937 Art Deco building, this market is a city landmark.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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  • vashishtha n
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Good French architecture
    Must visit at least once if you are in Phnom Penh. Quality of goods is not that nice so won’t recommend to indulge in shopping but nothing that expense too, so you can decide. A few shops selling leather goods is really nice if you have an eye for it.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 23 April 2023
  • Vans10
    Melbourne, Australia3 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Good for souvenirs
    Building architecture is a big wow factor. The market stalls have your typical touristy souvenirs. Inside the building you will find a lot of watches and jewellery. Some sellers are hard to bargain with so be sure to shop around. We also found a few vendors to not give change after handing over money. They assume you are a tourist that doesn’t understand the money.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 21 May 2023
  • tigerbro
    Taipei, Taiwan165 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    A place to buy run-of-the-mill souvenirs
    The most impressive thing about this market is the dome roof in the middle. The wet market part is interesting too. If you want cheap, low quality souvenirs, you can get them here. Don't pay more than $2 for a basic touristy T-shirt.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 11 October 2023
  • Ronelle T
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Central Market
    The architecture of the building was amazing. In the centre of town, easy to get to. Went on two different days and wasn't busy. The stall holders were friendly and very helpful with sizes and colours. There were stalls selling jewellery, clothing, bags, shoes. Fancy wedding clothing, household items. There were even nail and hair salons. On one side you can see the wet market for meat, seafood and vegetables. Definitely worth a visit.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 25 November 2023
  • Rachel M
    Birmingham, United Kingdom4 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Good if you want to haggle and buy cheap gifts
    First of all opening times we asked 3 people all told us different we got 6.30am-8am we went around 8.30am and things were not open ( we left at 9.30am and not everything was open) so i would say after 10am is better time to go. Bad points: Only a few benches to sit and i think these are for the locals/stall owners. No where to sit and have a drink you have to buy a drink off someone if you can find someone and walk around with it. Stalls are everywhere not easy to find your way around outside. Outside places don't want to haggle on prices and they are expensive! You can find everything you would want here, clothes, bags, tourist tot, shoes, food, flowers you name it. BUT you have to haggle some places selling fake bags for $150- $300! when they should be around $10-$30. Fridge magnets prices are crazy $6 we ended up with 4 of them for $3. So just make you you ignore the price they give you and pay normal price. tuk tuk was costing us $1 from the river to here and hundreds of them around ( tip download the grab app, see how much they are charging for a tuk tuk then you will know how much to ask for with your tuk tuk driver haggle with them is a must) The building is lovely very art deco inside. this is a local market and the smells and state of some of it will turn your stomach hygine is not something they practice here.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 28 November 2023
  • Damian W
    Perth, Australia163 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Love this place
    There’s so much going on here. Lots of great clothes and bits and pieces. If you can’t find a bargain here you aren’t looking hard enough. Some great characters in there. Don’t haggle too hard, get a first price, move them down a bit and show your appreciation
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 28 December 2023
  • DotsGirl2
    Vancouver, Canada450 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Large market with an amazing assortment of goods - none that I wanted
    This is a really large market with four wings plus stalls all around. The middle is filled with jewelry counters and each wing seems to specialize in clothing, house wears etc. I am a retired lady and don’t really need anything. What I did find interesting were the areas where haircuts, pedicures and sewing were being done. We spent about 45 minutes here
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 1 February 2024
  • TheLush101
    Cardiff, United Kingdom2,219 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Haggle for some bargains
    Worth a quick trip and make sure you've got your haggling hat on. The architecture of the building is very colonial. Like most Asian markets, things are grouped so if you can't find what you want, wander a bit more. I got some good sports tops (Under Armour) for the price I'd pay for one back in the UK - they might not be the real ones, but I think some stuff is definitely legit as many big companies manufacture in Cambodia. The stall holders all speak good English and if they haven't got what you want on display, then their relative in the stall opposite will find it for you!
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 31 March 2024
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Wan Seng F
Malaysia6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Friends
Simple but with a variety of choices. People is friendly despite the language barriers. difference culture with simple lifestyles
Written 10 April 2024
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TheLush101
Cardiff, UK2,219 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Friends
Worth a quick trip and make sure you've got your haggling hat on. The architecture of the building is very colonial. Like most Asian markets, things are grouped so if you can't find what you want, wander a bit more.

I got some good sports tops (Under Armour) for the price I'd pay for one back in the UK - they might not be the real ones, but I think some stuff is definitely legit as many big companies manufacture in Cambodia. The stall holders all speak good English and if they haven't got what you want on display, then their relative in the stall opposite will find it for you!
Written 31 March 2024
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Georgina I
Cowaramup, Australia126 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
A bit disappointed! Was all geared up to barter, but there was none!, prices weren’t that cheap, didn’t buy a thing!
A pair of fake Chanel earrings small( very cute) were US$22, over AU$30 with no barter room! And earrings made from old bullets US$15, AU$20!!!
Written 28 March 2024
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Melonie K
Essex, UK11 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
It was OK but very much the same stuff everywhere. Didn't buy anything and felt disappointed. It would be nice if there were different stuff for sale.
Written 22 March 2024
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tahliastravels
Brisbane, Australia160 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
We visited here, and much like other SE Asian markets, you can get pretty much anything you want. A great little time filler, and shopping spot!
Written 21 March 2024
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Lost In Asia
Singapore, Singapore2,626 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
Interesting place, plenty of stores and stalls, many counterfeit products, mani pedi cure, salon, gold shops, hardware store, food stalls, money exchange, lingeries, etc.
Written 13 March 2024
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DotsGirl2
Vancouver, Canada450 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Friends
This is a really large market with four wings plus stalls all around. The middle is filled with jewelry counters and each wing seems to specialize in clothing, house wears etc. I am a retired lady and don’t really need anything. What I did find interesting were the areas where haircuts, pedicures and sewing were being done. We spent about 45 minutes here
Written 1 February 2024
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CCWanderlust
Portland, OR7 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Solo
Typical market goods. The merchants will barter on price. There were great food options though. Very tasty & a wide variety.
Written 24 January 2024
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Damian W
Perth, Australia163 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Solo
There’s so much going on here. Lots of great clothes and bits and pieces. If you can’t find a bargain here you aren’t looking hard enough. Some great characters in there. Don’t haggle too hard, get a first price, move them down a bit and show your appreciation
Written 28 December 2023
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jebuc
Wombourne, UK421 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
Lots of cheap souvenirs and fake goods. Cheaper than Ho Chi Minh markets and much more relaxed. People are friendly.
Good fun to haggle
Written 16 December 2023
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