Phnom Penh Shopping Tips by ancient_traveler
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This fascinating little boutique is owned by Christine Gauthier who, on moving to Cambodia in 1996, fell in love with the country. She created this space to display and sell her handmade eclectic and attractive jewelry, whimsical hats, bags and else, made from colorful beads, recycled material and fabric.
Address: 37 Street 240 PO Box 2153 PP3
Phone: 012 812 469
Phnom Penh’s Night Market on the riverfront is aimed towards visitors and tourists, Interestingly thought is that it is probably more popular among Khmers than foreigners.
The market has a more relaxing, cooler and festive atmosphere than a typical local market in Phnom Penh. In the middle of the market is a big stage where they most of the time have some kind of performance or concert. There is also a picnic area behind the stage where you can sit down and enjoy the food from the food stands and listen to music.
The Night Market is opened every Friday, Saturday and Sunday evening from 5 pm to midnight.
What to buy: Offering a wide and varied selection of Cambodian handicrafts silks, art, cloths and souvenirs.
Address: Street 5 (Preah Sisowath Quay)
Street 240's tree shaded avenue next to the Royal Palace harbors a unique collection of quality boutiques and souvenir shops, offering Cambodian silks and silk fashions, South-east Asian art, handicrafts, curios and furniture as well as a few restaurants and bars, wine shops, a bookstores and a travel agent interspersed along the way.
What to buy: Street 240 also boasts some of Phnom Penh’s best boutique shopping, from silks and art to fashions and furniture. There is also two of the city’s most complete book stores: D’s Books carrying a selection second-hand fiction and non-fiction and a good selection of kids books and Monument Books, on the corner with Norodom Blvd, offering Cambodia’s largest selection of new books and most extensive selection of Cambodia related book.
The Central Market (Psah Thom Thmey), is a large market constructed in 1937 in the shape of a dome with four arms branching out into vast hallways with countless stalls of goods. When it first opened in 1937, it was said to be the biggest market in Asia, and today it still operates as a market. For tourists, a 'must see' stop.
The market opens from 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
What to buy: Most tourists visit this market because they want to see the extensive amount of products that are offered for bargain. The four wings of this gigantic yellow-coloured dome are teeming with numerous stalls that sell goods ranging from gold and silver, antique coins, money exchange, men's and women's apparel, clocks, books, flowers, food, fabrics, shoes, souvenirs, fish, seafood, dessert, luggage, and countless other products.
manicure& pedicure in the market
Russian Market (Psah Toul Tom Poung). This market became the foreigner’s market during the 1980’s when most of the foreigners in Cambodia were Russians, hence the name ‘Russian Market.’
Everyday from 7.00am - 5.00pm.
What to buy: Of all the traditional markets, the Russian Market offers the largest selection of souvenirs, curios and other items of interest to the visitor. The south side is the place to begin your shopping foray, lined inside and out with stalls selling carvings, handicrafts, silks and fabrics, curios, CDs and inexpensive electronic goods. This market offers the largest selection of bootlegged VCDs and DVDs in town, with vendors located near southeast entrance. There are also several fabric vendors making it a good place to pick up fabric to take to the tailor.
Directions: South to Mao Tse Toung Boulevard.
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