Phsar Chas

Shopping Street 13, Phnom Penh, Cambodia Published on: 13-11-2015

07:00 AM - 08:00 PM
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Old Market (Phsar Chas) is a local market that is not at all geared to the tourist. It carries such items as fruits and vegetable, second hand cloths, hardware, motorcycle parts and religious items.

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Old Market (Phsar Chas) is a local market that is not at all geared to the tourist. It carries such items as fruits and vegetable, second hand cloths, hardware, motorcycle parts and religious items. In the late afternoon food vendors and fruit sellers set up mats along Street 13 in preparation for the evening market. The dinner rush hour makes for a confusing, dirty potentially photogenic scene.

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Duration
2.0 days
Estimated
61.41 USD
Total travel distance
km
Number of places
4 places

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if you're looking for souvenirs and other touristy things, you won't find them here.But a great spot on a friday night cos the night market is also open so you can kill the proverbial 2 birds.Phsar Chas (old market) has loads of household stuff, fruit and veg plus wooden spirit houses and pagoda/monk accoutrements on the river perimeter. live fish writhe in aluminium pans, and there's a phot op waiting at every stall.just down street 108 on the riverside corner you'll also find an ANZ ATM. the Mat shop is also on 108 about 50m from the market for all your basketry requirements.A good solid little market.

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Old Market is a genuine Asian market. From the outside the square seems to be a mass of canopies and dis-organised stalls, and once inside it becomes a spralling maze. The canvas roofs hang low across the narrow walkways, causing me to stoop half over, where a wrong step will see you step on a product or into a delicate display of goods. I came across an entire section of the market given over to salons, with hair extensions hanging from hooks like some bizarre trophy and women sitting on sheets on the ground, faces plastered in some beauty treatment. Other areas sported large glossy cabinets sparkling with golden jewellery. Yet other areas were filled with more mundane items, like buckets, bicycle tyres and even padlocks. At the western end is a food market, rich with strong smells and amazing sights.Phsar Chas is not a tourist market in the traditional sense – there is little here that would catch a tourists eye in terms of merchandise to buy, but it is a real experience to meander through the maze inside the market, exploring and coming across some of the most amazing sights and smells. A very genuine insight into Cambodian life and an interesting experience. A must-see in Phnom Penh.

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Old Market is a genuine Asian market. From the outside the square seems to be a mass of canopies and dis-organised stalls, and once inside it becomes a spralling maze. The canvas roofs hang low across the narrow walkways, causing me to stoop half over, where a wrong step will see you step on a product or into a delicate display of goods. I came across an entire section of the market given over to salons, with hair extensions hanging from hooks like some bizarre trophy and women sitting on sheets on the ground, faces plastered in some beauty treatment. Other areas sported large glossy cabinets sparkling with golden jewellery. Yet other areas were filled with more mundane items, like buckets, bicycle tyres and even padlocks. At the western end is a food market, rich with strong smells and amazing sights. Phsar Chas is not a tourist market in the traditional sense – there is little here that would catch a tourists eye in terms of merchandise to buy, but it is a real experience to meander through the maze inside the market, exploring and coming across some of the most amazing sights and smells. A very genuine insight into Cambodian life and an interesting experience. A must-see in Phnom Penh.

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