Shopping in Phnom Penh: Boeng Keng Kang Market
Just a quick aside~~~~~
I’ve just been back from a few hours of coffee and girl talk with some really cool friends I have here in Phnom Penh – the Peluka Sisters. Thanks J, C, Z and E! Just some time spent with them (I call it my decompression time..) is really enough to rev me up, so now I’m blogging like mad.
One of our fave places to shop here is the Boeung Keng Kang Market located where else but the Boeung Keng Kang area also well-known as the NGO quarters. So what’s in BKK that got us hooked? Aside from the usual wet goodies, some clothing stores, there’s a lot of second-hand stuff you can find in BKK.
a typical store in the market..
A few weeks ago, I was having some blogging/writer’s block so I dragged Hi-ace there because I was looking for a belt that would go with a black turtle neck dress I found in another thrift shop. Of course, BKK did not disappoint. I found this…Only 6000 Riels ($1.5)
Second-hand belts and bags galore
And of course,there’s more. Second-hand men’s shoes. If you’re lucky you can even get pricey brands at super low prices. Hi-ace found an Esquire men’s shoe that fit him (which rarely happens) and he’s seriously in seventh heaven with it!
Second-hand ladies shoes
And one of my favorite things to look for here..Rugs, carpets, bedsheets, comforters, pillowcases, toilet seat covers, towels, curtains etc..Jeans, shorts, polo shirts are right next to the rows selling second-hand shoes. You can also find some second-hand clothes in makeshift tents outside the market.