Kandal Market is an authentic local market located in the centre of Daun Penh near Riverside. In Khmer it is named Phsar Kandal meaning “market in the middle”. Kandal Market offers a real taste (pun intended) of local culture. The market offers a range of goods like clothes, jewelry, shoes, bags fresh meat, fish and vegetables.
It stretches for two blocks with a narrow alley dividing it into an indoor and an outdoor area. You will not find souvenirs here, just local goods. The early morning is best to mingle with the locals who come to buy their fresh daily groceries. Near the outside, vendors sell fresh fruit and vegetable. Wooden tables toward the centre of the market display meat and fish. Most seafood is sold alive to ensure it is as fresh as possible.