Join in the excitement of shopping with the locals at the Old Market, a traditional market place.
Housed in an easily identifiable 3–storey blue and white building, the Orrusey Market is not only the largest market in Phnom Penh, but it is also a commercial area for locals. Since this is where most locals shop, it allows you to interact with them and catch a glimpse into a day in their lives.
The Orrusey Market is located about a 20-minute walk from the Monivong Boulevard or the Central Market.
Opening Days and Hours
The market opens daily from 06:00 to 17:00.
Entry Fee and Bookings
Admission is free at the market.
How to Get There
The Orrusey Market is very accessible. You can get there by bus, taxi, or tuk-tuk. If you are planning to drive to the market, do note that finding a parking lot nearby can be rather difficult.
The shopping experience at the Orrusey Market makes it a suitable attraction for all visitors especially seniors, small groups of friends, and backpackers. Taking into consideration the size the market, it may not be suitable for visitors who are in a rush.
Time to Spend
Spend half a day at the market browsing through shops.
Popularity and Best Time to Go
The market can get quite crowded in the mornings and during lunch hours, so do all your shopping before these times to avoid the crowds.
The Orrusey Market is ideal for shopping and trying out delicious local cuisines. If you’re up for a challenge, try out exotic food such as fried worms.
Food stalls are located at the ground floor of the market. Do take the time to try the grilled skewers, fish amok, phak lav, and Cambodian sweets.
Safety and Fraud
Always keep an eye on your belongings as pick-pocketing is very common in crowded places. The floor at the market may be slippery and some areas are uneven, so do be careful and not get too distracted by the shops!
The Orrusey Market is within walking distance of the Russian Market (20 minutes). The Silver Pagoda and Royal Palace of Phnom Penh is about 10 minutes away by tuk-tuk.
Phnom Penh offers various accommodation options for budget, mid-range, and luxury travelers.
Good to Know
Since the Orrusey Market caters to locals more, English signages are scarce. Being familiar with a few Khmer basic phrases could help you ask for prices or haggle.