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  • JayRae1
    Glasgow, UK1,546 contributions
    Pub Street is most definitely not going to suit everyone, especially at night, when it gets busy and loud. My wife and I visited in the afternoon and enjoyed touring the various bars to see what was on offer, and found some places with really low prices.

    We are both in our 60s, yet quite enjoyed the atmosphere at night, but left before it became really raucous. However, the main reason we left was not to avoid the noise and large crowds, but because we had an early rise to go and visit Angkor Wat for the sunrise.

    I'd definitely recommend a visit, but would suggest going in the afternoon to have a better look around in the daylight and get your bearings before returning after dark.
    Written February 12, 2021
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  • Somneang Leang
    Siem Reap, Cambodia16 contributions
    i was there 2 years ago and i love the workshop that they show us around and tell us how they produce silk
    Written June 28, 2022
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  • traveller64Glasgow
    Glasgow, UK48 contributions
    Common to a lot of East Asia markets the night market is set in a grid formation. The outer stalls which face on to the street tend to be the most "touristy" but it is worth going deeper into the grid. Yes, it is busy, hot and noisy but you will be rewarded with finding the less obvious things. I picked up two beautiful linen shirts (needed due to the heat) and some fantastic Tin Tin art work
    Written July 6, 2020
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  • Alice D
    19 contributions
    We loved seeing this market! Local makers and their crafts displayed beautifully! My only regret is that I wish I had more suitcase room as there were so many lovely items for sale! A must see!
    Written August 16, 2022
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  • John Giggles
    5 contributions
    A typical Asian market. I usually stop here to buy produce, although they have plenty of seafood, meat, and fresh eggs too. Non-food items include clothing, footwear, souvenirs, soaps, etc. The food part of the market is dirty, smelly, noisy, and has a typical selection of aforementioned food items. Again, typical southeast Asian market. It's more popular with foreigners than another similar and bigger market about two kilometers away. Because of that, sometimes items here are a bit more expensive because vendors are used to charging foreigners extra. But it does the job I suppose. Each vendor is a little different. Some will overcharge you. Some are reasonable. After living here a while, I just know what a good price is and what isn't. If unsure, I ask three or four vendors what the price is per kilo of a particular item. I refuse to ever pay the same price as the grocery store for something. Overall, in terms of produce, the market has a good selection and is conveniently located right next to pub street.
    Written December 2, 2020
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  • Jane B
    Oxford, UK64 contributions
    We visited this memorial as a family (myself, my husband and our 3 boys - 16, 14 & 12y) during a brief stay in Siem Reap.
    Sadly there were no guides available so I don’t think we really got as much out of this moving place as we should but it was still well worth visiting and utterly overwhelming.
    We all realised how ignorant we were about the history of the Cambodian civil war and visiting this memorial prompted some very deep family discussions. We went home and did a lot of research into what happened and the tragedy and terror that went along with this story as a result of our visit.
    If you can find a guide, I would definitely pay a bit extra for this but either way, do visit. This is a part of history that should never be forgotten. It is utterly terrifying that all this happened within the last 50 years.
    Written August 8, 2022
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  • Gmglcfc
    Kirby Muxloe, UK305 contributions
    Came across this Buddhist Temple when walking along the river. Free to wander around. Found the grounds/ garden interesting as well as the reclining Buddha.

    Well worth a visit and good for photo’s
    Written April 26, 2020
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  • Patti
    3 contributions
    Stunning collection of artefacts, instruments and items for every day use. Also a showcase for Mr Theam's arresting paintings. Lovely gardens and cafe. Wonderful mini museum.
    Written December 29, 2021
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  • Kubal S
    8 contributions
    One of big shopping mall in siem reap center and it is good to buy inside as local and tourists all things cost the same 👍 it is on sivatha road leading to pub street, it open from 9 am until 10 pm .
    Written August 18, 2022
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  • Katy Santos
    Philippines516 contributions
    I strolled around the night market of Siem Reap Art Center where you can find a lot of merchandise to buy such as souvenir items, silk shawls, art decorations, clothes, and many others.

    Remember to haggle less than half the price of the item and if the seller refused, you can always walk away and look for other merchants with similar items who can sell it for a cheaper price, act stubbornly to get the price you prefer.
    Written October 1, 2020
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  • Joanne S
    Rainham, UK185 contributions
    What a fabulous place and so grateful to the owner ( Terry?)for taking the time to talk to us and tell us about the artists and the fantastic work that is going on. Do go- y ou won’t regret it.
    Thanks again for the information chat.
    Written March 13, 2020
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  • ITomm
    Edithvale, Australia72 contributions
    Wat Bo is North East from the Old Market, across the river. It is a bit dusty (as are most of the Monastery's in Siem Reap). GPS 13,21' 23.29631 103 51'41.0191 There were two or three main tourist highlights very worth browsing. The first is that this monastery has an area where temple reliefs, Buddha statues and ornaments are made (or practised to be made). You can watch wooden statues being carved or see plaster templates of architraves and columns. A second attraction is the "Path of Buddhas" - a long outside corridor of Buddha statues. A third is the cemetery area. Another area worth looking at was the Temple building - which at the time was being renovated - but care must be taken as the floor tiles can be easily cracked. Too, there are toilets available. Remember, as usual, that entering any buildings means shoes and hats off.
    Written March 22, 2020
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  • Emma S
    Lichfield, UK41 contributions
    I love a good market! I find them all the same pretty much but I love absorbing the atmosphere and culture that they seem to bring! The only places you can find something different if you look hard enough! A place to barter with too! The only thing I have to say about Cambodian markets is they really do harass you and be prepared for a tug on the arm or your shirt being pulled!
    Written March 11, 2020
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  • Lisa T.
    Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam27 contributions
    Beautiful little alley with many unique boutiques, workshops, bakery and coffeeshop. We stumbled across it as we googled for Louise Loubatieres and found ourselves in this alley - bought nice jewelry at LL, a beautiful leather purse at DSK, delicious cinnamon rolls from The Village Bakery and great coffee at The Little Red Fox!
    You can either just stroll through the shops or spend more time here by enjoying coffee and food.
    For us a must see place if you like local/unique artisans.
    Make sure you grab a little booklet of the village with all shop owners and info.
    Written September 2, 2022
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  • Jerome B
    Columbia, MD993 contributions
    Wandered through here because it was close to my hotel. Lots of upscale shops with a wide range of Cambodian handicrafts and other products, including one that gives samples of various flavored rice whiskeys. Worth a visit and even a place to buy.
    Written March 1, 2020
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