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Top 6 Night Markets in Siem Reap & Phnom Penh

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Cambodia is an alluring destination in Southeast Asia, attracting endless visitors from all over the world for its awe-inspiring temple ruins, remote jungles, friendly local people, and mysterious Khmer culture. However, if you want to have more eccentric experiences and taste local flavors, then visiting a local night market is a must. In these vibrant night markets, you can easily explore unique stores, experience local customs, and of course purchase some satisfying souvenirs for families and friends.

It is worth spending time in these colorful night markets even if you do not want to buy anything. Just experience the vibrant and bustling atmosphere and hear the local hawkers yelling and bargaining, and that will be interesting. Read on to learn more facts about the top 6 night markets in Siem Reap and Phnom Penh.

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Top Night Markets in Siem Reap

Siem Reap has plenty of fantastic night markets to stroll around and most of them are located in the downtown area. These night markets boast a great number of delicate handicrafts, fresh fruits, accessories, and wood and stone carvings, offering a good chance for you to buy some authentic Cambodian products at affordable prices. What’s more, some of the outdoor shops often host brilliant live music performances. Below are the best night markets in Siem Reap that you should not miss. Just remember to bargain while shopping!

1. Angkor Night Market

Angkor Night Market, commonly known as the Original Night Market, tops the night markets in Siem Reap. As the city’s first and most renowned night shopping venue, it was built in 2007. Featuring over 240 shops, the night market offers a wide variety of things to see and eat, including silk paintings, stone carvings, and intricate shadow puppets. Some Cambodian cultural goods are especially popular, such as colorful bandanas, souvenirs shaped from Angkor Wat, and some beautiful silver jewelry.

Location: St, Steung Thmei Village, Sangkat Svay Dangkum, Siem Reap Town, Cambodia

Opening hours: Monday – Sunday: 5 pm to11 am

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2. The Old Market (Phsar Chas)

The Old Market in Siem Reap is undoubtedly the true heart of the city and it is also one of the must-visit attractions in Siem Reap. Also called Phsar Chas, this great market just offers everything you are looking for, from typical Khmer handicrafts, jewelry, and paintings, to some quality locally made items. There are also plenty of seafood, meat, fresh eggs, poultry, fish, spices, vegetables, and herbs. Most shops here open from 8:00 AM and some close by sunset. More shops choose to close by 8:00 PM. In addition, the Khmer food here may be a little spicy for foreign visitors but it is worth having a try!

Location: Psar Chas Road, Siem Reap, Cambodia

Opening hours: Daily from 8 am to 8 pm

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3. Siem Reap Art Center Night Market

Situated just right opposite the Old Market (Phsar Chas), it is in fact not an art center but full of shops selling souvenirs and local handicrafts including silk shawls, art decorations, and clothes. Do wander across the river to the Art Market after shopping in the Phsar Chas. More shopping options are here and you can find some decent artworks in the art stalls in the back of the market. Sometimes you may also have a chance to enjoy a free Apsara traditional dance performance in the Art Center Market.

Location: on the east bank of the Siem Reap River, Siem Reap, Cambodia

Opening hours: Daily from 4 pm to 11 pm

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4. Noon Night Market

Situated near the Angkor Night Market, Noon Night Market is well worth a visit as it opens from mid-day to mid-night and offers a wide range of good products, such as bronze and wood carvings, handicraft items, souvenirs, and paintings. Although it is lightly smaller than other markets, it has no less charm. Not cluttered with stuff, the market is less crowded and you can go shopping more comfortably. The most authentic Khmer food and local delicacies like fish amok, lok lak and spring rolls can be enjoyed here. Also, there is an ATM in the market and some shops can accept credit cards. Another unique thing about the market is that 10% of the profits will be donated to a charity called ‘Happy Family Orphanage’.

Location: Vithey Charles de Gaulle, Khum Slorkram, Siem Reap, Cambodia

Opening hours: Monday to Sunday: 12:00 am – 12:00 pm

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Best Night Markets in Phnom Penh

As the capital city in Cambodia, Phnom Penh boasts a lot of bustling markets and here we just offer the best two of the night markets in the city for your exploration. You can quickly learn about the local life, find the most complete variety of products, and taste authentic local delicacies.

5. Phnom Penh Night Market

Situated on the riverfront close to Phnom Penh’s downtown area, this local night market just opens for weekends. It is only about one kilometer far away from the Royal Palace and the vibrant night market offers great products including fabrics, jewelry, locally made T-shirts, shoes, and intricate crafts. More than that, a lot of food stalls serve some local foods like sausages, vegetables, fried chicken and fresh seafood. There is also a stage in the market center where live local bands often play pop music. You can just enjoy the street food while enjoying the live music performance.

Location: between Street 106 and Oknha Ing Bun Hoaw Avenue, in the center of Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Opening hours: Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday: from 5 pm to 11 pm

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6. Central Market

This is not a typical night market, but you can wander around it in the evening. The Central Market is also known as Phsar Thmei. As the most well-known and largest market in the city, it is full of stalls selling jewelry, gems, souvenirs, homeware, food, silverworks, and handicrafts. Established in 1937, the market also boasts being an art deco landmark in Phnom Penh as it sits under a dome. It welcomes local people and tourists every day for goods shopping and you can definitely find the souvenirs or paintings you want.

Location: Calmette St. 53, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Opening hours: Daily from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm

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