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.

Boeung Keng Kang Market

a typical store in the market..

Boeng  Keng Kang 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)

Boeung Keng Kang Market

my belt!

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!

Boeung Keng Kang Market

Boeung Keng Kang Market

Men’s shoes..

Boeung Keng Kang Market

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.

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  2. kayni

    May 26, 2010 at 11:28 pm

    wow, i think i’ll have a wonderful time shopping here. just look at those shoes 🙂

  3. My Miscellany

    May 27, 2010 at 7:02 pm

    I miss BKK market! Next time the PELUKA sisters gather again, let’s go window- shopping, eh? Did you buy the belt? I think it’s nice.

    1. Lui

      May 28, 2010 at 7:38 am

      MyMiscellany, yeah i bought it. very nice and vintage looking at 1.5 lang. I also saw another one medyo malaki statement piece talaga but the seller was so masungit I didn’t buy it.

      Punta tau ulit..

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  5. Sam

    May 29, 2010 at 4:12 pm

    Yeah let’s go there next week. I wanna buy a belt!=)

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