Holidays in Kandal Market

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Kandal Market which includes drinks or beverages and markets as well as a small group of people

Forgo the tourist experience and shop for fresh produce, fish and meats alongside local residents at Phnom Penh’s famous riverside market.

For an authentic Cambodian shopping experience, visit Kandal Market. This sprawling bazaar is called Psah Kandal in Khmer, which means “market in the middle.” The translation is very accurate; it is centrally located near the riverside and the iconic Wat Ounalom.

Kandal Market stretches for two blocks. A narrow alley divides it into an indoor and an outdoor area. Across the two sections, look for just about anything that would be on a Cambodian household’s grocery list.

Don’t expect to find kitschy souvenirs at Kandal Market. Instead, shop as a local would shop. Come in the early morning and mingle among Cambodians purchasing their fresh daily groceries.

Begin at the perimeter of the market, where vendors sell freshly picked fruits and vegetables. Purchase some lychees or persimmons ripe from the tree. Wooden tables toward the center of the market display a wide variety of meat and fish. Most of the seafood is sold alive, so that customers have the freshest food available.

If you don’t want to prepare your own food, go to the very center of the market. For the same price you would pay for coffee in many countries, you can purchase a delicious rice or noodle meal. Be forewarned that the market is very much a working area, so if you want a cleaner and more serene place to enjoy your meal, go to one of the riverside restaurants.

Although foods are the main products sold at Kandal Market, look for other miscellaneous items you may want or need, ranging from clothing to electronics.

Visit the market any day of the week. It is best to arrive in the morning, when you can see the vendors setting up their stalls. Buy fresh produce and avoid the mid-afternoon heat.

Kandal Market vendors are very welcoming to tourists and are generally happy to answer questions. Spend some time walking through the stalls, sampling their wares and immersing yourself in the sights and smells of this authentic Cambodian experience.

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468 Cheap Hotels Near Kandal Market

Lyve Inc Hotel
Lyve Inc Hotel
4 out of 5
26, Street 228 corner 55, Chaktomuch, Daun Penh, Phnom Penh, Phnom Penh
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$84 per night from 7 Dec. to 7 Dec.
Located in Phnom Penh City Centre, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Independence Monument, Central Market and National Museum of Cambodia. Riverside and Royal ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (15 reviews)
Classy and quiet
"Very nice and clean. It was a short stay so did not get a chance to explore the hotel. Quiet and had a great sleep."

Reviewed on 17 Dec. 2020

Lyve Inc Hotel
Palace Gate Hotel & Residence
Palace Gate Hotel & Residence
4 out of 5
10B, St. 264, Sangkat Chaktomok, Khan Daun Penh, Phnom Penh
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$89 per night from 7 Dec. to 7 Dec.
Located in Phnom Penh City Centre, this aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Riverside and Independence Monument. Royal Palace and NagaWorld Casino are also ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (222 reviews)
"Great place to stay, clean room and helpful staffs."

Reviewed on 7 Aug. 2021

Palace Gate Hotel & Residence
Courtyard by Marriott Phnom Penh
Courtyard by Marriott Phnom Penh
4 out of 5
No. 115, St. 214 Corner St. 63, Sangkat BeoungReang, Khan Daun Penh, Phnom Penh
The price is AU$177 per night from 1 Dec. to 1 Dec.
Located in Phnom Penh City Centre, this hotel is within 2 miles (3 km) of Sorya Shopping Center, Central Market and Riverside. Tuol Tom Pong Market is 1.9 mi ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (87 reviews)
"One of the few international brand in the country."

Reviewed on 20 Mar. 2020

Courtyard by Marriott Phnom Penh
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New Season Riverside Hotel
New Season Riverside Hotel
3 out of 5
# 171 Preah Sisowath Quay, Phnom Penh, Phnom Penh
The price is AU$31 per night from 3 Dec. to 3 Dec.
New Season Riverside Hotel
Palace Gate Hotel & Residence
Palace Gate Hotel & Residence
4 out of 5
10B, St. 264, Sangkat Chaktomok, Khan Daun Penh, Phnom Penh
The price is AU$89 per night from 7 Dec. to 7 Dec.
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Lyve Inc Hotel
Lyve Inc Hotel
4 out of 5
26, Street 228 corner 55, Chaktomuch, Daun Penh, Phnom Penh, Phnom Penh
The price is AU$84 per night from 7 Dec. to 7 Dec.
Lyve Inc Hotel
Courtyard by Marriott Phnom Penh
Courtyard by Marriott Phnom Penh
4 out of 5
No. 115, St. 214 Corner St. 63, Sangkat BeoungReang, Khan Daun Penh, Phnom Penh
The price is AU$177 per night from 1 Dec. to 1 Dec.
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Duong Chan Hotel
Duong Chan Hotel
4 out of 5
278, Building 21, Boeun Keng Kang 1, Kham Boeun Keng Kang, Phnom Penh, Phnom Penh
The price is AU$69 per night from 1 Dec. to 1 Dec.
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Hyatt Regency Phnom Penh
Hyatt Regency Phnom Penh
5 out of 5
55 Street 178 Sangkat Chey Chumnas, Khan Duan Penh, Phnom Penh
The price is AU$336 per night from 4 Dec. to 4 Dec.
Hyatt Regency Phnom Penh
Pavilion
Pavilion
4 out of 5
227, Street 19, Phnom Penh
The price is AU$140 per night from 21 Dec. to 21 Dec.
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NagaWorld Hotel & Entertainment Complex
NagaWorld Hotel & Entertainment Complex
5 out of 5
NagaWorld, Samdech Techo Hun Sen Park, Phnom Penh
The price is AU$157 per night from 30 Dec. to 30 Dec.
NagaWorld Hotel & Entertainment Complex
Plantation Urban Resort & Spa
Plantation Urban Resort & Spa
4 out of 5
#28, Street 184, Phnom Penh
The price is AU$86 per night from 14 Dec. to 14 Dec.
Plantation Urban Resort & Spa
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