Holidays in Old Market

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Old Market

Step into this hive of activity, with stalls laden with colorful fruits and families busily doing their daily shopping.

Phnom Penh has plenty of tourist attractions, but Old Market gives you the chance to live as the locals do.

As the name implies, Old Market is a relic. It survived from the French colonial rule over a hundred years ago and still dominates the south end of the Old French Quarter. Walk here from the river, just a block away.

Venture to the north side of Old Market, where you will shop among locals buying their groceries. From vegetables to seafood to meat, this area offers everything you need to make a traditional Cambodian meal.

Explore the fruit stalls, also at the north end of the market. Here you can find many of the unique native fruits common in Cambodia. Try spiky and smelly durian or alien-looking pink dragon fruit.

Look for vendors selling glittering jewelry and some electronics here as well. If you need to exchange money, this is the place to do it.

The center of the market is home to small restaurants serving local dishes. If you don’t feel like preparing your own meal, stop here for a delicious treat.

You will also notice barbers and beauty salons scattered among the stalls. Join locals in this popular spot to be pampered for a reasonable price.

Much of the seafood and meat is brought to the market alive, so you may witness an animal being slaughtered before your eyes. Bear in mind that the Old Market caters primarily to local residents. Thus, its hygiene practices may not be on par with standards established in most Western countries.

Because most Phnom Penh locals visit it daily, Old Market has very long hours. It is open every day of the week from early morning until night.

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470 Cheap Hotels Near Old Market

Tao Riverside Residence
Tao Riverside Residence
3.5 out of 5
No.1, Street 144, Cnr. Sisowath Quay, Daun Penh, Phnom Penh, Kandal
The price is AU$68 per night from 24 Nov. to 24 Nov.
Located in Daun Penh, this aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Riverside, Phnom Penh Night Market and National Museum of Cambodia. Central Market and Royal ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (31 reviews)
"Excellent property in a great location. I stayed here for two weeks during the lockdown of Phnom Penh due to COVID-19 and I was glad the Loft room I reserved had a great river view from the balcony. The huge living space also made the lockdown more comfortable, the decore made it homely. It was a ..."

Reviewed on 25 Apr. 2021

Tao Riverside 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$169 per night from 25 Oct. to 25 Oct.
Located in Phnom Penh City Centre, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Sorya Shopping Center, Wat Lang Ka and Orussey Market. Central Market and Independence ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (86 reviews)
"One of the few international brand in the country."

Reviewed on 20 Mar. 2020

Courtyard by Marriott Phnom Penh
Lyve Inc Hotel & Residence
Lyve Inc Hotel & Residence
3.5 out of 5
Building No. 37A, Street 118, Sangkat Mittapheap, Khan 7 Makara, Phnom Penh
The price is AU$71 per night from 25 Oct. to 25 Oct.
Located in Phnom Penh City Centre, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Central Market, Wat Phnom and Riverside. Phnom Penh Night Market and National Museum of ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (43 reviews)
"The property is very modern and nice. My room was spacious and well appointed. The only issue I had, the reason I'll never return, is that I booked 2 nights but stayed only one night. In the morning I was notified by the government that due to recent heavy rains a damn near my house and farm had ..."

Reviewed on 17 Oct. 2020

Lyve Inc Hotel & Residence
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Top Old Market Hotel & Accommodation Deals

Tao Riverside Residence
Tao Riverside Residence
3.5 out of 5
No.1, Street 144, Cnr. Sisowath Quay, Daun Penh, Phnom Penh, Kandal
The price is AU$68 per night from 24 Nov. to 24 Nov.
Tao Riverside 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$169 per night from 25 Oct. to 25 Oct.
Courtyard by Marriott Phnom Penh
Lyve Inc Hotel & Residence
Lyve Inc Hotel & Residence
3.5 out of 5
Building No. 37A, Street 118, Sangkat Mittapheap, Khan 7 Makara, Phnom Penh
The price is AU$71 per night from 25 Oct. to 25 Oct.
Lyve Inc Hotel & Residence
Raffles Hotel Le Royal
Raffles Hotel Le Royal
5 out of 5
92 Rukhak Vithei Daun Penh, Sangkat Wat Phnom, Phnom Penh
The price is AU$386 per night from 8 Nov. to 8 Nov.
Raffles Hotel Le Royal
Rosewood Phnom Penh
Rosewood Phnom Penh
5 out of 5
No. 66 Monivong Blvd. Sangkat Wat Phnom, Khan Daun Pen, Vattanac Capital Tower, Phnom Penh, Phnom Penh
The price is AU$420 per night from 1 Nov. to 1 Nov.
Rosewood Phnom Penh
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 25 Oct. to 25 Oct.
Plantation Urban Resort & Spa
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$305 per night from 25 Oct. to 25 Oct.
Hyatt Regency Phnom Penh
SUN & MOON, Urban Hotel
SUN & MOON, Urban Hotel
4 out of 5
# 68, Street 136 and 15, Phsar Kandal 1, Phnom Penh
The price is AU$126 per night from 15 Nov. to 15 Nov.
SUN & MOON, Urban Hotel
De Art Hotel
De Art Hotel
3.5 out of 5
No 9,10,11,12 Street 106, Wat Phnom, Phnom Penh
De Art Hotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.