The Night Market in Phnom Penh

The Night Market in Phnom Penh

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Timings : 5 PM to 11 PM on Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays

Time Required : 3 to 4 hours

The Night Market in Phnom Penh, Phnom Penh Overview

The Night Market is located on the riverfront close to downtown in Phnom Penh, the capital city of Cambodia. This local night market open only during the weekends is a famous attraction for the Cambodians as well as tourists who come to enjoy a cold night by the riverfront tasting local street food and beer, to shop for cheap clothes, souvenirs and local jewellery. For tourists visiting Phnom Penh, exploring the local night market is a way of experiencing a Cambodian way of local life more than a destination for shopping.

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Phnom Penh Night Market Activities

The night market offers a slice of nightlife in Phnom Penh with its bars, restaurants and cafes housing live music, dance performances and local music bands entertaining the visitors. It is a famous place to shop and dine in Phnom Penh along with enjoying the riverfront. 

The most popular item sold in the night market are extensive ranges of cheap clothes for men, women and children. 

You can also see secondhand clothes being sold. Next come the souvenirs popular among the tourists including Cambodian handicrafts, silver and gold jewellery, handmade jewellery, silk fabrics, artworks, paintings, handmade jute bags, purses, Buddha statues made of wood, stone sculptures, wallets, wooden carvings and other local products. 

Like other markets in Cambodia, bargaining is required to get the best prices.

If you want to try local street food, head to the food section famous for BBQ sticks, fish balls, Buffet menu including many varieties of noodles and rice, desserts including the famous coconut ice-cream, cakes and smoothies.

How To Reach The Night Market in Phnom Penh

The night market is located close to the downtown of Phnom Penh, and can easily be reached on foot in about 20 minutes. You can rent a Tuk-Tuk for about 6 USD for a round trip that can be shared. Or you can hire a motorbike for about 8 to 10 USD per day to get there.

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