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Destinations for shopping in Phnom Penh

Destinations for shopping in Phnom Penh
UPDATED: 14 Nov 2016 446 Views

Sorya shopping centre

Sorya shopping centre (or Phsar Thom Thmei in Khmer language) is located in Trasak Phaem, Phnom Penh. Sorya is regarded as a superior shopping mall in Phnom Penh. Coming to Sorya, you can choose to buy the products of clothing, jewelry, electronic device and jungle food. You also come here just to have your hair cut.

Sorya shopping centre Sorya shopping centre

Sorya is an eight-storey building;  but in reality, only five floors are used for commercial purposes. The ground floor comprises shops offering gold, clothing, watches, perfume, cosmetics, banking services, and so on. The first floor is the place for selling clothing, cosmetics and perfumes. The second floor includes the products like clothing, toy and cosmetics. For the third floor, electronic device and mobile phones are shown to customers. The fourth floor serves food and drink. You also can buy food and see films at the fifth floor. From the sixth floor to the eighth floor is the area for the management board.

Russian market

The Russian market The Russian market

The Russian market is one of the must-see destinations during a trip to Phnom Penh. The opening hour is from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm. The Russian market is a popular shopping destination for international tourists and locals as well.

There are many choices for you when arriving at the Russian market with a number of products such as clothing, footwear, silk, antiques and sculptures. Another interesting point is that the street for antiques in Phnom Penh is situated near the Russian market.

Central market

Central market Central market

The name of Central market in Khmer language is Phsar Thmey - "New Market". The address of Central market is in Kampuchea Krom, Phnom Penh. The Central market was designed by a French architect and the biggest market in Phnom Penh today. If you buy a package tour of a travel company, they often choose this bazaar for shopping.

With the large area, you can discover and learn a lot of things about business activities and various kinds of commodities of Cambodian markets. However, a note for you is that the area is so crowded and busy with people at different ages and background. Therefore you should be careful with pickpockets. Around the market, you sometimes see the signs written in Latin "Caveat emptor" (let the buyer beware).

At the Central market, you can buy the jewelry made of silver and gold, ancient coins, watches, clothes, footwear and silk products.

Night market

Night market in Phnom Penh Night market in Phnom Penh

This night market has the Khmer name of Phsar Reatrey. The market lies at the junction of Sisowath Quay and Oknha Ing Bun Hoaw.

The night market belongs to a new area of the street for foreign people in Phnom Penh, where you can buy items such as cell phones, clothing, footwear, silk, bandana and silver jewelry. The market also owns a culinary area aimed at serving those who would like enjoy food.

Kandal Market

Food at the Kandal market Food at the Kandal market

The market is located near the new street for foreigners in Phnom Penh (Sisowath Quay). The items here is mainly to meet the needs of local people. If having an occasion to come here, you should enter a few bars along the two sides of the market to enjoy unique dishes of Cambodia.