Photographer's Note

That was just outside Phnom Penh's cental market (Psar Thmey in Cambodian) That cyclo driver saw me walk with a camera, and asked me to take his picture... I gladly obliged him, as he had a really friendly look...
Hope you like him too!

Phsar Thmey :
The structure was built in 1937 in Art Deco style on an area that was until 1935 a lake collecting the runoff during the rainy season.
Prior to the construction, Phnom Penh was limited to the area between the Riverside and Norodom Boulevard. At the western side of Norodom were some wooden farmer houses belonging to Khmer who lived from rice cultivation in the lakes. Dredging started in 1935 and opened the area up for expansion.
The area around Phsar Thmey is now the commercial centre of Phnom Penh. One block west of the market is Monivong boulevard, Phnom Penh's very busy main shopping street.
The name "Phsar Thmey" means "New Market" but in English, it is commonly called "Central Market". This may cause some come confusion because Phnom Penh also has a "Phsar Kandal" close to Wat Unalaum and the Riverside. That name would translate in English to "Central Market"
In the northwest corner of the market is a taxi station for cars direction Battambang, Siem Reap, Kampong Cham, Kratie etc. The bus station is in the southwest corner.

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