Filled with an extensive amount of items at bargain prices, the Central Market (Phsar Thom Thmei) in Phnon Penh, Cambodia is usually on the list of many travelers to the area. Constructed in the mid-1930s, it opened for business in 1937. This large market is included in an Art Deco building with a dome-shaped center surrounded by four extending wings. It was once the largest market in Asia. Each of the four sections of the building is filled with shops that sell items that range from clothing, electronics, jewellery, food, fabrics and many other items.
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Friday 11th January and we paid a visit to this large market which is housed in a unique Art Deco building which is a landmark in Phnom Penh.
The dome-shaped building has four arms branching out from it, from the outside it sort of resembles a train station.
Inside the dome and the large hallways, that spur off it, is packed with countless stalls with a vast range of goods on display. As well as clothing there is a dazzling display of jewelry and gold alongside electronic goods, stationery, and flowers. Never seen so many sunglasses or watches in one place before.
The entrance roadway to the market is lined with stalls piled with souvenirs, T-shirts, postcards, fruit and flowers and so much more.
The Central Market, which we came to, is the most prosperous place in the night. The market is built around the ring. Apart from the general shops, the most characteristic ones are various roadside stalls. If you want to buy local specialties and agricultural products in the local mountains, this is a good choice. We tried food from the roadside booths during the day and the night, but we had a stomach-ache the next day, so everyone needs to choose wisely and carefully.
The central market in Phnom Penh was designed by French designers. The shape of the dome, the dazzling color is very beautiful against the blue sky and white clouds. Inside the central market is a variety of small shops, everything to eat and wear. Many tourists will choose to come here to buy some souvenirs to bring back, remember to buy things here can be counter-offer! However, it is recommended not to buy some jewelry and jewelry here, after all, I don't know if it is true or not.