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"A cold wind sweeps through the streets of Boeung Trabek on an early January morning as buyers and traders engage in commerce under bright blue skies. From a distance, the scene of the market complex where local wares entice shoppers is colourful and vibrant."

-14 January 2021, The Phnom Penh Post

" prices have dramatically changed over the last 10 years...such as Phsar Chas Market, Phsar Kandal Market, Russian Market, Sovanna Shopping Centre, Boeung Keng Kang Market, Boeung Trabek Market, Boeung Kak’s main street, Koh Pich and the National Assembly – all places that are seen to have more potential for development"

-02 May 2019, The Phnom Penh Post

"...amid cheap rents and flooding, beer gardens, restaurants and karaoke parlours have traditionally found a home along the...Boeung Trabek...canal"

-11 February 2016, The Phnom Penh Post

"Nestled between Mao Tse Toung Blvd to the south, Monivong Blvd to the west and Toul Tom Poung to the east, Boeung Trabek is one of the capital’s most rapidly transforming areas. It comprises a number of new apartment blocks, freshly laid concrete roads and the recently-constructed Boeung Trabek Plaza."

-24 November 2011, The Phnom Penh Post

"SIX-STOREY Boeng Trabek Plaza shopping mall opened its doors in Phnom Penh yesterday...Minister of Commerce Cham Prasidh said...during the inauguration ceremony: “More and more people have chosen to shop in modern markets and buy quality products,” “This shows progress of economic development and the improved cost of living for Cambodian people.” There are currently 18 large shopping malls and dozens of medium and small ones in Phnom Penh, according to the minister. Part of the US$13 million Boeung Trabek Plaza complex located in Chamkarmon district, located near Boeung Trabek Market..."

-20 May 2011, The Phnom Penh Post

"...local authorities push forward with plans to relocate the fresh market to a new site in neighboring Boeung Trabek commune"

-02 May 2008, The Phnom Penh Post

International Press

"A woman takes a nap in a fabric shop in the Boeung Trabek Plaza market in Phnom Penh, Cambodia." from "The best photos from around the world. The best photos from the international wire agencies as chosen by our picture editors."

-25 July 2018, The Sydney Morning Herald

"Svay Rieng Agro-Products Cooperative (SAC) opened an open-air shop on February 14, 2012 at Boeung Trabek market, Phnom of the primary activities of the Project on Development of Supply and Distribution System for vegetable in Svay Rieng which has been implementing by a Japanese NGO, International Volunteer Center Yamagata (IVY), under JICA Partnership Program."

The project targets 60 villages in Svay Rieng province by supporting the farmer's organization to establish as a registered farmer's cooperative and expand its market. SAC has been collecting vegetables from local farmers and providing regular supply to a hotel and other shops at Cambodia-Vietnam border town of Bavet. Through their market research, they have concluded that their products have a good chance in competitive Phnom Penh market. The opening of the shop is to meet the demand of safe local vegetables for people in Phnom Penh. SAC and their products have special values as the following. Products are: Safe (no chemical pesticide is used), Directly purchased from farmer by Cooperative, delicious and fresh, SAC is supported by an Japanese NGO under JICA's Project. Honest with customers on their vegetable's origin and price By buying their products, the buyer can help to improve farmers lives by increasing their income from vegetable

-20 February 2012, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)

Food & Travel Blogs

"Whether you are deciding on a visit to Phnom Penh or you are already there, this quick guide to 5 very different markets will allow you a glimpse into the life of the locals as well as to have a uniquely Cambodian experience. Believe me.

#5 BOEUNG TRABEK PLAZA MARKET: I would like to think this is a bit of a bonus find for your must see list of Phnom Penh markets to go to. It is hardly ever talked about. It is simply so local that most information about it is in Khmer and the information is lost in translation to us who don’t understand Khmer- meaning you wont find a single tourist while you meander for goods (thank goodness!) We happened upon the Boeung Trabek Plaza Market by accident but were very happy to find it for several reasons, one of them being air flow. It is an open air market meaning it isn’t held inside like the ones on this list (aka when it’s nearly 90 degrees you won’t be dying so much from the lack of air flow inside a sauna- like market, ahem Russian Market…) If you are visiting the Russian Market we recommend you take a short walk or a ride to this market for a refresher as to what it’s like to shop at a market catered only to locals."

-11 April 2019, via the / 5 Phnom Penh Markets that You Must See

"Boeung Trabek Plaza food court ($): on the third floor of the plaza is a cheap Khmer food court, where you can order your food from the selection of vendors. You pay after you have eaten! They have a variety of Khmer dishes. Also a good option for lunch with CCHR national interns. #18 Street 105".

-March 2019
, via Cambodian Centre for Human Rights Intern Handbook

"...the retail business on the pavement surrounding it is booming." The Plaza "sits in the middle of a thriving wet market".

"...the market alleys -- you can see the pavement underfoot and solid roofing's a vast improvement. It's where I buy all my produce now."

-16 August 2015
, via Phenomenal Penguin Blog

Instagram Mentions on Hashtag #boeungtrabek

"A series of shots taken in and around the wet market at the Boeung Trabek (BTK) Plaza. As anyone familiar with the city knows, wet markets can often be a messy and unpleasant experience. Phsar Kandal comes immediately to mind. BTK,on the other hand, has one of the cleanest, brightest and best laid out markets in the city."

"The produce offered for sale at BTK is extemely fresh."

"The covered portico that brings the light, bright and airy feel to the market, to quote an old real estate adage."

"The stone lions on the opposite side of the market, although not embellished in gold, also attract their fair share of youngsters."

"The upside to our morning excursion was discovering just how close we are to Boeung Trabek Plaza. Not only is BTK wonderfully photogenic, it has one of the best wet markets in the city."

~2020, Instagram User via

Reviews on Google Maps

"One of the best traditional market in Southern part of Phnom Penh. Pretty organized, quite clean, pretty fair pricing and have lots of items variety. Definitely the best traditional market in Southern PP. Our go to traditional market"

~2020, Review on Google

"Probably the largest fresh fruit, vegetables and meats all under cover, as in huge aircraft hanger type building, also this market sells clothes, and everything needed for the kitchen, it's only about 10 minutes walk from Russian markets, it can be found at the end of street 456, Russia markets is on street 155. This market is unique as it's all under cover, with no access to direct sunshine, so everything is very fresh. The market starts off with outdoor food like fish and seafood being cooked on BBQs then the rest is all under cover."

-30 June 2019, Review on Google

"Neighborhood market with all the essential staff available under same roof. Close to TTP but this market serves me well since it's closer. I will suggest to avoid the vegetables and wet market during evening as most of the items will not be fresh and probably been sitting there whole day. Besides grocery, vegetables and wet market there are nice clothes store for babies and women inside the building and nice men's clothing is also available next to the main entrance. "

~2020, Review on Google

"High quality and fresh fruits and vegetables at good prices in a clean environment."

~2020, Review on Google

"Vibrant wet market. Good value. Interesting too."

~2019, Review on Google

"Fresh vegetables and cheaper price than other market."

~2019, Review on Google

"Traditional or wet market surrounding with soho style. You can find anything with reasonable price and most of the seller can speak English. Don't worry!."

~2020, Review on Google