Phnom Penh Central Market

Phsar Thom Thmey, the central market and a prominent landmark of Phnom Penh was built by the French in the late 1930s and once considered the largest market in Asia. This outstanding colonial architecture, full of life market is one of the must-see places for travelers when visiting Phnom Penh.
Originally built on marshland, the feature of the market is a 26m high dorm with a diameter of 45 meters that has four arms of three-story buildings branching out diagonally like a cross. The whole building is painted in bright yellow making it prominent amongst the surroundings. The building was designed by French architect Jean Desbois and constructed under the supervision of Louis Chauchon, another French architect who made his name famous with several architectural works throughout Indochina at that time.
Inside the market is numerous shops and stalls that offer all kind of stuff from clothes, electronic goods, and stationery to handicrafts of wood, bronze, jewelry of silver and gold curios. There are also many food stalls with local delicacies and common foods, flowers of all kinds, local fresh produce, coffee, and dinks.  

Phnom Penh Central Market

Opened from 5.00 AM to 7.00PM daily, this is a wonderful place for you to indulge yourself with some fantastic shopping or simply to escape the outside heat, wandering around for sightseeing, enjoy the atmosphere and get closer to the local life and culture. It is also nice to take a sit down enjoying your coffee and watching people busy with their purchasing, selling, and buying.
The place is known as a foreign visitor’s friendly market and offers a comfortable visit with its cleanliness, friendly people, and easy communication.

Phnom Penh Central Market - Cambodia

Located in the center of Phnom Penh, not far from other city’s attractions such as Royal Palace, Wat Phnom, National Museum, Toul Sleng Genocide Museum, Independence Monument, and so on, the Phnom Penh Central Market is a great place to combine on your day tour of Phnom Penh or to visit during your free time there.
In case you visit the market by yourself, there are many options of transportation to get there and back to your hotel. Taxi and tuk-tuk cost around a dollar or two. It is also nice if you want to take a walk and enjoy the time sightseeing Phnom Penh’s busy streets.
Please contact us and let this added to your Cambodia tours if you like. Visiting this place for sure bring you a nice travel experience in Phnom Penh.