phsar thom thmei

This is a shot of the exterior of the Central Market in Phnom Penh, also known as Phsar Thom Thmei. The art deco style architecture of the building really stands out among the somewhat colonial/hodgepodge styles of the unkempt buildings surrounding it.

As I mentioned in another post, you can get pretty much anything you want in this place, from the ubiquitous krama scarves to Cugci shoes and other designer label clothing. (Just don’t expect it to last you very long.)

The whole area surrounding the market is dedicated to retail. There’s entire blocks dealing electronics, house wares, shoes, etc, and Phsar Thom Thmei is the epicenter of it.

Once you’re done sweating it out at the market and its environs, you can head to Surya Mall, from where I shot this, and take refuge in the cool air conditioned building.

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