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Boueng Keng Kang Market

Boeung Keng Kang Market is a popular market among young Cambodia looking for fashion items to affordable prices. The Market is located in the south part of BBK1, between Street 380 and Street 392.

At Boeung Keng Kang Market you can find all the usual markets supplies such as fresh vegetables, meat, households supplies, clothes and beauty parlors. But what makes Boeung Keng Kang Market a little bit unique is that you can also find a lot of stalls selling vintage clothes, shoes and bags from other parts of Asia.

 

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Old Market (Phsar Chas)

Old Market (Phsar Chas) is a centrally located, local market, behind Night Market just one block west of riverside in the south end of the Old French Quarter. If you are looking for typical Cambodian souvenirs then you have come to the wrong place but if you want to get a glimpse of the local culture this is the market to go to.

Locals come to Phsar Chas to buy almost everything; fruits, vegetables, fish, meat, household supplies, clothes, shoes, motor cycle parts, religious items and jewelry, or to get their hair and nails done or to get something tailored or fixed. You could almost say it is like a Cambodian Wallmart.

If you want to buy fresh fish and vegetable you should try to get there as early as possible before the best goods are sold out. Some of the stalls open already around 5am and at 6am you can expect all of them to be open.

In the late afternoon, from 4pm, food vendors and fruit sellers set up mats along Street 13 in preparation for the evening market.

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Central Market (Phsar Thmei)

Central Market is located in the heart of the Phnom Penh. The Khmer name of the market is Phsar Thmei which translates to “new market”.

The Central Market was built in 1937 during the French colonial period, in Art Deco style, and is painted bright ochre. It consists of four wings dominated by a central dome, the design allows maximum ventilation. It is probably the cleanest and most airy market in Phnom Penh. The Market was recently renovated to restore its old glory. The renovation was financed by the French government and finished in March of 2011.

The Market is filled with stalls selling gold and silver jewelry, electronic equipment, clothing, fake watches and bags, suitcases, dried and fresh food and lots of souvenirs.
Central Market is definitely the best and freshest market for browsing, but it has a reputation for overpricing on most products.