Photo: River exploration out of Koh Kong.

Dong Tong Market

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Tucked away towards the southern end of the street to the west of Street 3 (towards the river) where it intersects with Street 2, Dong Tong Market is worth a trip if you’re looking for anything from snacks, fresh fruit, a bowl of noodle soup — we’re told the stalls on the street outside are very good for this, provided you’re not too overly hung up on things like hygiene — clothes, or gold jewellery.





Bright, juicy, tasty fruits. Perfect for picnics.

Bright, juicy, tasty fruits. Perfect for picnics.

We dropped in for a meander, and found ourselves fascinated by the gold workers at the southern end of the market as they hammered, etched, melted, cooked, cleaned and polished tiny pieces of shiny, bright yellow metal into elaborate jewellery ready for sale from the vendors nearby.

We could literally have watched, and photographed, them at this all day long. But we didn’t.

We could have watched, and photographed, them at this all day long.

We can’t vouch for the prices — not knowing the real value of gold — or the quality of the gold, but if you’re buying, we’d recommend bargaining with the vendors.

That’s Christmas sorted then...

That’s Christmas sorted then…

There is a food quarter in the centre of the market which also apparently does good soups and noodles, but again, it would pay not to pay too close attention to how clean things are — perhaps not recommended for weak stomachs.

Intricate work carried out in virtually medieval conditions. We won’t mention the small child running in and out among the workers and their boiling, flaming tools. We’re still having palpitations over it.

Intricate work carried out in virtually mediaeval conditions. We won’t mention the small child running in and out among the workers and their boiling, flaming, molten materials.

However, we were told by more than one person in town that the food here is pretty good. If that doesn’t grab you, then there is plenty of fresh local fruit which will fill the gap.

Germs: if you can’t see it, it can’t hurt you right.

Germs: if you can’t see it, it can’t hurt you right?


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Dong Tong Market
Off Street 2, Koh Kong
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