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

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From $64.11

6 reviews   (4.50)

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 4 hours

Departs: cambodia, cambodia

TicketType: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.


Visiting local markets allows you to be in contact with Cambodian people, taste local food and discover the local handicraft. They are places steeped in history where you will immerse yourself in an atmosphere specific to each market. It is the ideal place to buy a souvenir or that unique gift and remember it is expected that you will haggle over the prices!

What's Included

Air-conditioned vehicle

Cold Bottled Water

Hotel pickup and drop off

Local English Speaking Guide

What's Not Included




Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 2
  • CHILD: Age: 3 - 11
  • YOUTH: Age: 12 - 17
  • ADULT: Age: 18 - 70
  • SENIOR: Age: 71 - 99

Additional Info

  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 1 or more paying adults
  • Face masks provided for travellers
  • Not recommended for travelers with poor cardiovascular health
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels

Cancellation Policy

What To Expect

Central Market
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.

45 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Russian Market
You will also 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.

2 hours • Admission Ticket Free

Old Market
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.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Free


Market adventure!
johnmG7075BZ, 20-12-2019
Our guide Neaung treated us to a view of Phnom Penh’s two major markets and more. The trip really was a mini city tour that brought us to a local temple and art center for victims of land mines. We then proceeded to the Russian Market where we were amazed by the local produce and restaurants in the market. Our lunch stop was amazing and featured some of the best Khmer salads that we had on our trip. We had a great time and would recommend this for any first time visitors to the city.
Excellent tour with trustworthy tourguide
Nicole_C, 20-01-2019
It has been a wonderful and pleasant experience, my tourguide named Pich, was extremely helpful, he is always looking out for me and unlike many other tour guides, he did not have the intention to pressurise the tourists to buy things. He is very patient in explaining, and is always very cheerful and understanding. I highly recommend booking a tour with him if you ever decide to explore Cambdodia!
Interesting experience
Martin S, 09-07-2018
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 i travelled. Finally we enjoyed spending time getting introduced to local food and market experiences. Surely recommended!
Highly recommended. The Guide did a...
Mahesh H, 09-01-2018

Highly recommended. The Guide did a good job of customising the tour for what I wanted to see. He took me to the 3 main markets and took time to ensure my requirements were met.

Really good if local markets, cuisine etc interest you

Good way to tour the markets
Michelle N, 22-02-2019
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

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