Very interesting experience and didn't feel this was a tourist trap. There are clearly a lot of locals shopping and eating here. I can understand the negative reviews about the smells and crowding. This place was packed with people, scooters were going up and down as well as the three wheeled vehicles. It is noisy but you were not being harassed to buy goods. There is meat hanging and being cut and cooked in various shops.
We really enjoyed the visit and plan to return at night.