Did you know that there are more than 30 markets where you can shop for local and imported products in Phnom Penh? This is a mini guide to buying and window shopping in the Cambodian colorful city. All these selected Phnom Penh markets have their great selections and offerings. There is no single market that has everything for every buyer. Living in Phnom Penh, there are more choices than ever with the growing trend of products from around world. These products are available in either these local markets or trendy shopping malls like Aeon Mall. Whether you need to do your regular groceries shopping to electronics products, I have you covered.
The best markets and shopping malls to shop in Phnom Penh
The Central Market (Phsar Thom Thmey)
One of Phnom Penh’s largest and oldest market, this is where middle class and higher rich local Cambodians love to come shopping. While this is one of the most popular markets in the city among tourists, the Central Market is also known for having fresh seafood. The best time to buy seafood like crabs, squids, or lobsters is in the afternoon. The price goes down a bit later in the day. You should avoid Orrusey market if you want good or fresh enough seafood. Good here also means good price in addition to quality. We compared price with local popular seafood restaurant like Sonivid, and found that this market is better than others for seafood.
or known as Tuol Tumpoung among locals is popular for visitors and tourists to shop gifts to bring back home. International brand clothes and shoes are available on sale at a reasonable price. Most of the American and Western brands are produced at factories in Cambodia, so that’s one of the reasons you can buy jeans and t-shirts way cheaper than stores in New York city. In the Russian Market, you can also indulge in Cambodian food and snack.
Aeon mega mall (on Sothearos Boulevard)Just Macy’s in New York, Aeon is the largest shopping mall in Phnom Penh.
On Sisowath Quay near the riverside, the Night Market is a local marketplace for tourists and Phnom Penhers. Just like the Russian Market, Cambodian-made gifts are among the items you can find in this Night Market, which is really close to the tourist area the riverside.
Thai Huot Market
bigger than 7 Eleven convenient nstore, Thai Huot is a supermarket. As of 2017, it has two locations in central city, one on Monivong Vong Boulevard and the newest one in Beng Keng Kang district. Thai Huot Markets source some of the best products from the United States of America. So if yoi can’t find your American groceries or multivitamins anywhere else, then you should head to Thai Huot Market.
is similar to Thai Huot. Bayon Market also has a good selection of items from abroad. Located in good locations in Phnom Penh, the first Bayon Market is on the Russian Federation Boulevard and the latest location is in Tuol Kork district.
Don’t have much time to shop? This online marketplace is the way to go. It’s not an everything shop, but you can find some selected products made in Cambodia to order. Its available online payment methods and delivery make it easy to buy some Cambodian-made products. The founder of Phsar told me that this online marketplace is ideal to grab the best promotions from the online platform. Visit Phsar for more!
is the first largest shopping mall in the heart of Phnom Penh along the Sisowath Quay. Just a few walks from the Diamond Island, Aeon Mall sets the direction and trend for Phnom Penh shoppers. The second Aeon Mall is located in Sen Sok district, which is just a few walks from Makro market. Why is Aeon Mall so popular among Cambodians and Phnom Penhers? Read our 12 reasons here.
is also the first wholesale supermarket that is hard to avoid for those looking for imported products from neighboring country Thailand. Read more about Makro market here.