Shopping and Eating in Phnom Penh, Cambodia
According to AbbreviationFinder, Phnom Penh is one of the largest cities in the country of Cambodia.
Shopping in Phnom Penh
Asia is always a winner if you have the “dilla” on shopping. And Phnom Penh in Cambodia is no exception. In recent years, shopping has become much better. And the products are both cheap and of good quality. And then it is exotic to shop here then.
General about shopping in Phnom Penh
The most fun thing is to go to one of the big markets in the Phnom Penh, the capital of Cambodia described on Countryaah. An increasing number of stores accept credit cards, but if you want to use cash, this is obviously not a problem. ATMs are now commonplace in Phnom Penh. Prices are often quoted in US dollars and stores gladly accept that currency. And the ATMs are just as happy to pay out dollars.
You don’t usually bargain in larger shops and shopping malls. In local markets and smaller shops, however, “negotiations” about the price are common between the seller and the customer.
Be careful if you are buying jewelry or antiques. There is the danger of being fooled. However, it is not if you want a tailor made outfit when you are first in Phnom Penh. Most tailors here can do whatever it is. The local tailors are not as used to tourists as those who work in shops, but the goodwill is great. They have a lot of knowledge and can copy almost anything if the favorite outfit starts to wear a little.
Markets in Phnom Penh
The night market is relatively new and intended for tourists and visitors. Here you will find a large selection of silk, crafts, small tips and souvenirs. Almost everything sold here is made locally and not imported, and it is worth appreciating.
opening hours 5 pm to midnight, Friday-Sunday.
The address is: Preah Mohaksat Treiyani Kossamak (0.6 km from Wat Phnom)
The Russian market dates from the early 1980s when most of the tourists in Phnom Penh came from Russia. The market has a large selection of souvenirs, crafts and is the best market in the city if you are looking for clothes and fabrics. Yes, not just that. The Russian market in Phnom Penh is a huge tourist attraction too!
The address for the Russian market in Phnom Penh is Street 155, south of the city. The locals call the market for Phsar Toul Tom Poung and “everyone” knows where it is.
Central Market in Phnom Penh was once the largest market of them all Asia. Opened in 1937, it has a unique Art Deco style and serves as a landmark in Phnom Penh. The locals call the market for Psah Thom Thmey. Opening hours are 0700 to 1700 every day. The address is Kampuchea Chrome, 128 Street.
Shopping center in Phnom Penh
Sorya Shopping Center (see picture first in the article) is located near the “Central Market” in Phnom Penh and offers 8 floors with various shops. In 2016, the center will be refurbished for reportedly $ 5 million (which is a lot of money here). Sorya Shopping Center targets tourists as much as locals. Address: 11-13 Preah Trasak Paem Street.
Eating in Phnom Penh
Cambodian food (Khmer) has great similarities to other South Asian food with dishes of curry, fish, noodles and rice. The only significant difference is that the food you serve here is rarely strong. In addition to the local food, there is a large selection of barbecue, soups and foods with French and American influence.
If you want to try a popular traditional dish, Amok is worth a try. Here you get fish cooked in coconut and curry served in a fresh coconut!
A dinner at a restaurant costs from 20 NOK and up, and a beer around a five. If you want to do a good job while eating a fabulous good meal, visit the Friends restaurant, run by an idealistic foundation. Most people who work at the restaurant are rehabilitated street children. Friends are located just behind the National Museum, at 215 Street 13.
Here is a selection of other restaurants in Phnom Penh:
Bai Thong has white tablecloths and fantastic service. Here you will be served French cuisine, authentic Thai, Vietnamese and traditional Khmer cuisine.
Address: # 100-102, Sothearos
Tell is Phnom Penh’s oldest family-run restaurant and is very popular. Here you can eat good Asian dishes as well as Swiss and German specialties. Good service and nice surroundings.
Address: # 13, 90th Street,
Aria D’Italia Pizzeria has the best pizza in town!
Address: # 9, 254 Street
Chocolate by The Shop has lovely Belgian chocolate, made in Cambodia. Here’s everything you could want from coffee, cakes, teas, ice creams and milkshakes.
Address: # 35, 240 Street
Café Samen has authentic Khmer food and is located right on the Russian market. The restaurant also serves Western cuisine.
Address: # 26AEo, 446 Street