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Private Half-Day Tour of Phnom Penh's Traditional Markets

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    What to Expect
    After hotel pickup, you will enjoy a 15 minutes drive through the bustling tourist area of Phnom Penh to the Russian Market named during the 1980s when the majority of tourists to Cambodia were Russian. This warren of stalls is a treasure trove of arts, crafts, food, clothing and nearly anything else you are looking for. You will enjoy a morning tea of a local delicacy from one of the many food stalls to complete the experience.

    In contrast to the bustle of the market, you will visit the temple Toul Tum Poung next to the market. It has miraculously avoided to the destruction during the Khmer Rouge period. It is a fine example of a local temple with many beautiful wall paintings of the 1960s.

    From here it is onto what is known as the Old Markets or Phar Chars for a look at a more traditional local market where you will see locals busily bartering with the stall holders for their daily food, clothing and whatever else they need in their daily lives.

    To close this morning, you will discover the Central Markets, referred to as Phsah Thmei meaning new market this art deco style building is one of the iconic buildings of Phnom Penh. Again here you will find a shopper’s paradise and you can haggle away with the locals for whatever special gift or memento you desire.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Centrally located Phnom Penh hotels, guesthouses, or from GCT office.
    Departure Time
    7:30 AM
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point.
    • Morning tea or afternoon tea
    • Driver
    • Bottled water
    • Hotel pickup
    • Private Guide
    • Transport
    • Gratuities
    • Offerings
    • Donations
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Child rate applies only when sharing with 1 or more paying adults
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed February 22, 2019

    An enjoyable way of spending a few hours. However, if you’re brave enough to visit the markets by yourself then the tour adds little beyond identifying some of the strange items you’re looking at (food wise!) and transporting you to the market

    Date of experience: January 2019
    Thank michellenV4653EP
    GTC-Cambodia, Manager at Green Cultural Travel, responded to this reviewResponded March 5, 2019

    I thanks for the feedback.We will discuss this with the Guide as we hope to add more to your experience than this including the time travelling from each market.

    Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

    I doubt that I would have found these markets without guide. Our guide did a fine job introducing us to the context and the differences in the three markets. Most important we did not feel pushed to buy as it happens in many other placed...More

    3  Thank studerma
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