Phsar Thmey – a state-of-the-art master piece, also known as “Central Market” was constructed in 1937 in the shape of a dome with four arms branching out into vast hallways housing myriad stalls. The land on which it stands used to be a swamp but was drained in 1935 to allow construction to begin. When it first opened, it was thought to be the biggest market in Asia. In 2011, a massive $4.2 million renovation order was commissioned and completed within the same year to restore its glorious appeal.
Inside the vast market, there are hundreds of stalls attracting bargain hunters from around the globe. This landmark sells everything from watches to underwear and has a vast jewelry section beneath
the behemothic central dome.