Phsar-thmey (Central market) in Phnom Penh

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Phsar-thmey (Central market) in Phnom Penh
Phsar-thmey (Central market) in Phnom Penh

Architecture

Phsar-thmey was constructed in 1937. The Art deco building is shaped in the form of a cross with a nice central dome. And has four wings filled with shops selling gold and silver jewelry, antique coins, fake name-brand watches and other such items.

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Nice central dome of Phsar-thmey market
Nice central dome of Phsar-thmey market

Around the main buildings are stalls offering Krama (checked scarves), stationery, household items, cloth for sarongs, flowers and second hand clothes, usually from Europe and the US. There are a host of good value food stalls on the structure’s western side, which faces Monivong Blvd. Central Market is undoubtedly the best of Phnom Penh’s markets for browsing. It is the cleanest and has the widest range of products for sale. Opening hours are from early morning until early evening.

Shopping in Phsar-thmey

Shopping in Phnom Penh is a major attraction for tourists who love to buy back some souvenirs from this exotic Asian land. This market is crowded with activity on any given day, and visitors can purchase almost anything from fresh produces to cooked food, jewelry, watches, shoes, stationery, flowers, clothes including t-shirts and lots of tourist souvenirs.

A major attraction for tourists who love to buy back some souvenirs.
A major attraction for tourists who love to buy back some souvenirs.

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Phsar-thmey (Central Market) of Phnom Penh in Cambodia also sells electronic items and there is also plenty of secondhand stuff that you can buy here at an affordable rate. The gateway to the market is lined with hawkers who sell different kinds of tidbits. The jewelries are found in the interior of the market and some of the gold ornament that you will find here are really unsurpassable in design and style. Central Market (Phsar Thmey) in Phnom Penh is one of those busy bazaars that are always filled with effervescent crowd from one end to the other.