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Address: Psar Chaa Road, Siem Reap, Cambodia

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Bargains galore!

This is a lovely, old-fashioned Asian market filled with the usual tourist kitsch, clothing, shoes, jewellery, fresh fish, sausages, dried meat, spices, rice, hardware, crockery... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 9, 2015
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

This is typical of large markets of the region and contains a variety of souvenirs, clothes and food. The silver was reasonably priced and the silk scarves were gorgeous. One note: while the tut-tuts in Siem Reap are perfectly safe to take, some may convince you to go to "a better market" which is actually a factory store. If the... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

You must have a good bargain skill as these stallholders were very tough at times n cunning. Tourists have taught them a lot, so they are clever now to be at par when bargaining in progress. Nevertheless, it's worth to buy items that were handmade by the Cambodians as the art was wonderful.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Most of the souvenir shops sell goods with higher price than in Night market, paticularly those are opposite the market, super expensive (twice the price in night market). Food & spices shops are ok. Not a good place to shop.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

This is a lovely, old-fashioned Asian market filled with the usual tourist kitsch, clothing, shoes, jewellery, fresh fish, sausages, dried meat, spices, rice, hardware, crockery, and other household products. Bargain hard! Try to get there when it first opens (10-ish am) as the stallholders have a culture of the first sale of the day being lucky (hence being more amenable... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 via mobile

This market is under cover and open during the day till 5 pm you can get souvenirs, local crafted, fake brand products etc.. then out side street turn to night market, pub street, restaurants more fun @ night to walk about coz not so hot and beware of pick pockets!! Enjoy your shopping

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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

It would possibly be a good experience giving the old market some time, if this is your first SEA market experience, otherwise the multi sensory experience would already be all too familiar to you. Life at the market doesn't just stop at the boundaries of the market, riding by you can feel that life pulsating, jumping out at you as... More 

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Limerick, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

But that's the way with cambodia markets! Go when you're not super jetlagged and not at the height of heat. You will still sweat lots. It's super overwhelming so if you need a few days to brave the stall keepers and the labyrinth, take them! I learned the layout by my second day and felt more confident bartering and knowing... More 

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Hangzhou, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

It is a traditional style market that is smelly, stuffy, and hasn't been updated in years. I really like these old-style markets that aren't meant for regular tourists. You can buy spices, herbs, sugar, and coffee for super cheap. Almost anything you'll want to buy will cost around $2. Their coffee is very good too, a huge bag for only... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Psar Chas used to be a locals market. You can still find the original Psar Chas, but there is also a tourist Psar Chas. Anyway, always bargain, it is worth it. You can find almost everything here, but clothes , except t-shirts, that fit to westerners. I bought t-shirts, candy, fruits, dried fruits, a chinese kitchen knife made in S-... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Siem reap has other markets with cheaper items where locals actually go shopping. This is the touristic stuff, but it's ok for a quick visit.

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