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Why Psar Chaa - Old Market is special ?
This is Siem Reap's most popular shopping experience for visitors. The outside stalls sell souvenirs such as silk, carvings, stoneware, faux vintage items, t-shirts, and paintings and photos of Angkor Wat temples. Further inside the market are fresh produce and seafood stalls. The food stalls are an excellent opportunity to sample authentic Khmer food, invariably served with the distinctive local Prahok, a type of fermented fish paste. A good accompaniment is coconut milk drunk directly from the fruit. The ubiquity of baguettes and frog legs is a clear, and delicious legacy of the French colonial era.
What to explore at Psar Chaa - Old Market?
Bustling with energy and activity, Siem Reap’s Old Market is teeming with souvenir shops, pubs, bars, and restaurants catering to backpackers and tourists. To experience the authentic taste of the local life, head to the market at dawn with fresh vegetables, meats, and various foods on display.
In addition, expect to encounter Buddha statues, local Cambodian arts and crafts for sale at the souvenir stores. Rule: Haggle away for the best price.
- Shop like a local
- Get to see local life, spices and foods
- Fun market with lots to see
- Great Authentic Market
- Visit the local market
Old Market Area Krong Siem Reap, Cambodia
Tips for you
This market was close to the hotel and held what you needed to get for little gifts to bring back. My husband and I bought lovely scarfs, t-shirts which were very soft, tea, spices and Cambodian sausages. We did our shopping fast and bargained hard. Close to where we were staying so we made multiple trips after deciding to buy more of what we already had.
A great shopping area in Siem Reap after a tour to the Angkor Wat