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Psar Chaa - Old Market

Psar Chaa Road, Siem Reap, Cambodia
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Ranked #16 of 54 Shopping in Siem Reap
Type: Flea/ Street Markets
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Vancouver, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I spent a couple of hours at the market. This is a local market and you can find pretty much any thing that you are looking for. Plan to barter. You can find every thing that you can imagine. There were spices, fish, fowl, linen, clothes, leather goods, home furnishings, food and more. This is a wet market so dress... More

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Sydney
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

I love a good market and Psar Chaa was no exception. Yes, some things are repetitive with stalls offering the same scarves, dresses, etc. but for me it's all about the experience. We loved chatting to different stallholders, haggling for carvings etc. to take home, enjoying the sights, sounds and smells, admiring the beautiful silks and hand-woven materials and marvelling... More

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Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

One of the best ways of experiencing a new location is getting to see how the locals live. This market is intended mainly for the locals, and doesn't make any excuses for tourists who have come to visit. The stalls are manned mainly by women because it's not the men's job to shop. And the variety of products sold caters... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We went in the morning 9 am on a weekday. It was a great opportunity to see how the locals shop. There is a souvenirs section (eg cloths etc), and also a wet market section. For those who have never been to a wet market, it's highly recommended, though make sure you wear jeans and shoes that you don't mind... More

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Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

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

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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