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Psar Chaa - Old Market

Psar Chaa Road, Siem Reap, Cambodia
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Ranked #19 of 55 shopping in Siem Reap
Type: Flea/ Street Markets
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

Great market. A little repetitive. But great bargains. Go a little early so you can see all the fresh seafood, vegetables, etc. If you've done this market, you don't need to do the Night Market. That's more massage and stuff.

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Lanai, Hawaii
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

I guess this is a must see but don't dedicate a day for it. This is something you can see as you stroll around the city. Inspired by a flea market, all you will find here are chachkies made in China or elsewhere and not true Khmer art. You need to go to Artisans d'Angkor for that. But if you... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Great place to get cheap t.shirts and back packs ,depend on which stalls you visit , some times u need to haggle hard .unless u speak some khmer , they will drop almost half of the the original price for you. Got a numbers of t-shirts with prices ranges from Usd 2 ( approximately 30 from different stalls). Best time... More

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Siem Reap, Cambodia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

My first day I visited this market, and the experience was almost overwhelming for a first time tourist to Asia, let alone Cambodia... in a good way. Eyes wide, you will be amazed at the goings on here, and you can buy just about anything here, from food to clothing, jewelry and souvenirs. You will naturally gravitate here when you... More

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Baguio, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

From my The Mediocre Wanderer blog: ..."When in Siem Reap, netizens say that the highlight of one's souvenir shopping may be found in the various factories and farms in the area, together with the 4 night markets in the city. But the most popular shopping destination for all things Khmer, can be found in The Old Market. Psah Chas (in... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

If you can break through the outer tourist shell on this market ("BUY SUMTING!! SPECIAL PRICE FOR YOU PRETTY LADY!"), there is a huge local area in the middle full of fresh veggies, fruits, meats, and other home goods that is very interesting. If you want to peruse the local shell of souvenirs on the outside of the market beware... More

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Kuala Lumpur
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Cambodia has 3 mines for sapphire, emerald and ruby. You can get nice and not so pricey (although not the best quality) jewellary at the old and new markets, but you need to bargain. Just make sure it is original stone; pitot test alone is not a fool proof method. A good way to test is to burnt it, but... More

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Quezon City, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

It was our last day and we had a whole afternoon to while away the time. Our party of seven decided to just explore the surroundings in Sok Sun Road. The Old Market is located a few blocks away which is a mere 15 minutes walk. It was interesting and amusing since there are many things that a curious tourist... More

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Asia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

The market is right beside the back of pub street. Has a lot to offer, from hardware shops to gems. It is divided into curios, dry and wet market sections respectively. Tourist-friendly, and good to blend in with the locals, and not forgetting the cleanliness of the market that is maintained very well

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Sydney
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

The gem of this market is not the alleys of tourist junk but the authentic local food market at its centre. One is tempered to avoid it due to the smell and crowds. But wander through and you'll see produce you may never have seen before. The energy here is high and fast paced. Really worth the visit to see... More

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