This giant yellow dome first opened in 1937, and today, more than 70 years later, the Central Market is remains a destination for first-time visitors to Cambodia’s capital city. Here, travelers can wander through hundreds of stalls selling bargain goods, antique coins, clothing, clocks, fabric, shoes, food and traditional souvenirs. A popular spot, heavy rains can flood the grounds, so it’s a better bet in drier seasons.
The Central Market is located at the intersection of Kampuchea Krom Street and 63 Street in Daun Penh District. It is open from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m. 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.