Central market (Phsar Thmey)
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Ce monumental édifice art déco de couleur jaune, construit dans les années 1930, est composé d’un immense dôme et quatre ailes qui recouvrent de vastes ramifications d’allées avec des stands de marchandises à perte de vue. Il est un des symboles de Phnom Penh.
The unique Art Deco building is a Phnom Penh landmark. Prior to 1935, the area was a lake that received runoff during the rainy season. The lake was drained and construction began in 1935. Since its completion in 1937 wet season flooding around the market has remained a problem and is vestigial evidence of the existence of the old lake. The entrance to the market is lined with souvenir merchants hawking everything from T-shirts and postcards to silver curios and kramas. Inside is a dazzling display of jewels and gold. Electronic goods, stationery, secondhand clothes and flowers are also sold.
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Photo taken in Sangkat Phsar Thmei 1, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
The Central Market
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