Famous markets in Phnom Penh you should visit (Part 1)

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If you are planning to travel abroad in the future, Cambodia is not a bad ideal for you. Visiting this country, you will not only can admire the beautiful nature and historical sites, but also feel free to shopping with a wide range of unique items at the affordable price. To make your trip easier and more interesting, in this post, we will introduce top 10 famous shopping centers and markets in the capital of Cambodia, Phnom Penh city.

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Phsar Chas (Old Market)

Phsar Chas Market (via Cambodia)

The market attracts a large number of tourists and local people coming to visit because of a variety of items such as souvenirs, books, clothes, jewelries, street foods, etc. Unlike some other markets in Phnom Penh, the old market is opened from early morning (6am) up to the late evening (6pm).

There are more than 100 stalls in the middle of the market; the two sides are shops of locals. The Phasar Chas market is very safe so visitors can feel free to shop without afraid of thefts or other troubles like that. The local people are also very friendly and just knowing a little bit negotiating skill, you will buy many items at a relatively cheap price.

The Phsar Chas market is also known as the best place in Phnom Penh to buy souvenirs, Buddha statues, antiques and sculptures.

  • Address: 13, Phnom Penh 12203, Cambodia
  • Opening hours: 6:00 – 18:00

Phsar Thom Thmei

Phsar Thom Thmei Market (via BestPrice)

Phsar Thom Thmei Market is considered to be the largest market in Phnom Penh. Built in 1937, this famous market is the perfect place for tourists buying the favorite items. It was built in the colonial period of France in the shape of a dome with four arms branching out into vast hallways with countless stalls of goods.

Considered a symbol of Cambodia, the two sides of the market are souvenir shops selling postcards, t-shirts printed Cambodia images and especially Krama scarf. Because it is the largest market in Phnom Penh, the items sold here are very varied, from silver, gold, antique coins, antique items to clothes, shoes, silk fabrics and cosmetics.

Even though you do not have much money for shopping, you also can buy authentic handicrafts of Cambodian to get back as gifts for relatives and friends at a reasonable price.

  • Address: Neayok Souk, Phnom Penh 855, Cambodia.
  • Opening hours: 7am – 6pm

Phsar Toul Tom Poung (Russian Market)

Russian Market (via Jouljet – blogger)

Russian Market is a popular shopping destination for international travelers as well as locals. You will have a lot of choices for shopping with the market, from clothes, shoes, silks, antiques to furniture and sculptures.

This is an ideal shopping site in Phnom Penh where visitors can easily find cheap souvenirs and clothes made by locals. The products are diverse from type to color. Visiting, selecting and buying the favorite items at the Russian market will be a very enjoyable experience for visitors. The shop owners here are also very welcoming and friendly. Coming to the market, you will not only be able to shop but also experience the unique culture of local in here.

  • Address: 163, Phnom Penh (located near Mao Zedong Boulevard), Cambodia.
  • Opening hours: 7am – 5pm

Sorya Shopping Center

Sorya Shopping Center (via Open Tour)

Sorya Shopping Center is considered one of the largest and most luxurious shopping centers in Phnom Penh with many brands, from popular to luxury. The center offers a dozens of small and large stalls with all kinds of products: clothes, watches, bags,…

One special thing of Sorya is that you still can bargain even the products had the listed price. Besides shopping, people also can take part in many entertainment activities such as watching movies, skating or dining. No need to go too far, the Sorya Shopping Center is best place to take a day trip in Cambodia.

  • Address: 11-13 Preah Trasak Paem, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
  • Opening hours: 8am – 10pm

Aeon Mall

Aeon Mall in Phnom Penh (via YouTube)

Aeon Mall in Phnom Penh attracts a lot of travelers as well as locals coming to shopping and entertaining. This is considered as the first large shopping center of Cambodia featuring prime location, luxurious space and many areas serving the need of shopping, dining and playing of visitors.

Go to this shopping mall, you will be overwhelmed by the luxury brands of all kinds, from clothes, shoes to watch such as Adidas, Foreve 24, Zara, Skinny ,… If you have a chance to visit Phnom Penh, do not miss to visit and shop at Aeon Mall.

  • Address: 132, Street Samdach Sothearos, Sangkat Tonle Bassac, Khan Chamkarmon, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
  • Opening hours: 8am – 10pm

(To be continued)

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