Recent Searches
Clear
Phnom Penh Central Market (Phsar Thmey)
Phnom Penh Central Market (Phsar Thmey)

Phnom Penh Central Market (Phsar Thmey)

Free admission
Kampuchea Krom Street and 63 Street, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

The Basics

Travelers looking to return home with enviable souvenirs can visit Central Market as part of a private Phnom Penh market tour, which helps visitors overcome the language barrier and visit places that sell unusual local fare. If you’re looking for a more flexible itinerary, a hop-on hop-off bus tour, which stops at Central Market, provides a great way for first-time visitors to orient themselves in the bustling capital city.

Show all
Phnom Penh Full Days Private Tours
Phnom Penh Full Days Private Tours
$35.00 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Deep Cambodian History
This was a great tour to get deep into the recent Cambodian history and cultural background. Thorn was very flexible to our needs, aside from providing a real 101 lesson on the ascension of the Khmer rouge as well as its fallout. The tour is not for the faint hearted but Thorn was very respectful and patient with us.
Gabriel_N, Jul 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in Phnom Penh

star-5
A Great way to see Phnom Penh
Mwegermadrid, Feb 2020
Phnom Penh Vital Discovery-Full Day Tour (Including all services)
The tour was comprehensive and interesting. The Royal Palace and grounds were beautiful. Our visit to Wat Phnom Temple, interesting. Visiting the Killing Fields and Genocide Museum was painful but necessary stops if one wants to fully understand the history of Cambodia. My guide was very knowledgeable and his English was very good. Lunch was also plentiful and delicious.
star-5
Killing Fields
royalchristine, Feb 2020
Phnom Penh Vital Discovery-Full Day Tour (Including all services)
Absolutely perfect tour. My tour guide Kosorl was lovely and very knowledgeable. The Palace, Silver Pagoda and Wat Phnom were beautiful. The Genocide Musuem were so sad to see, but also show the resilience of the beautiful Cambodian people.
star-5
VIP Treatment
andreabrandle, Feb 2020
Phnom Penh Vital Discovery-Full Day Tour (Including all services)
I am sure there are cheaper ways to see the highlights of Phnom Penh but I can assure you that I was very satisfied with my tour and can highly recommend it. Everything was handled professionally and on-time; my guide was knowledgeable and enthusiastic.
star-5
Phnom Penh full day tour
Ronald_P, Jan 2020
Phnom Penh Vital Discovery-Full Day Tour (Including all services)
We had a great tour. Nich was an excellent guide. She shared slit of information with us not only about the tour subject but everyday life too. She dealt well with an emotional tour in a sensitive way.
We perform checks on reviews

Things to Know Before You Go

  • The market is open daily from early morning until late afternoon.

  • It’s a great way to immerse yourself in local Khmer culture.

  • During rainy season, the market is prone to flooding; try to visit during dry season if you can.

  • Prepare to barter for goods; many vendors offer tourists much higher prices.

Show all

How to Get There

Central Market is located at the intersection of Kampuchea Krom Street and 63 Street in Daun Penh District. Visitors can hire cars and motor taxis from the stand in the northwest corner of the market, or hop a bus at the station in the southwest corner.

Show all


When to Get There

Regardless of what time you visit the market, expect large crowds and plenty of hustle and bustle. First-time visitors often find the market slightly overwhelming, but visiting with a guide will help you keep your bearings and find the best stalls.

Show all

Stalls to Search for at Central Market

For photographers, the fresh food section ofthe market provides a wealth of opportunities; vibrant fruits, such as mango, papaya, and dragon fruit sit beside exotic vegetables and dried, medicinal herbs. If you’re looking to purchase jewelry, you can pick up items made from gold, silver, and jade in the market interior.

Show all
Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What are the nearest attractions to Phnom Penh Central Market (Phsar Thmey)?
Q:
What else should I know about attractions in Phnom Penh?
A:
As well as visiting the Phnom Penh Central Market (Phsar Thmey), check out these trip ideas to make the most of your visit: