Old Market (Phsar Chas) is a local market that is not at all geared to the tourist.

Phsar Chas Old Market, Siem Reap, Cambodia Phsar Chas Old Market, Siem Reap, Cambodia

Phsar Chas Old Market carries such items as fruits and vegetable, second hand cloths, hardware, motorcycle parts and religious items.

Phsar Chas Old Market, Siem Reap, Cambodia Phsar Chas Old Market, Siem Reap, Cambodia

Located on the river at the south end of the Old French Quarter, Old Market ( Phsar Chas).

Phsar Chas Old Market, Siem Reap, Cambodia Phsar Chas Old Market, Siem Reap, Cambodia

Phsar Chas Old Market is a market in the city of Siem Reap in northern Cambodia.

Phsar Chas Old Market, Siem Reap, Cambodia Phsar Chas Old Market, Siem Reap, Cambodia

Phsar Chas Old Market is popular with tourists in the city and sells souvenirs, including T-shirts, silverware, silk...

Phsar Chas Old Market, Luang Prabang, Laos Phsar Chas Old Market, Luang Prabang, Laos

Phsar Chas Old Market in Siem Reap, Cambodia.

Phsar Chas Old Market, Siem Reap, Cambodia Phsar Chas Old Market, Siem Reap, Cambodia

Siem Reap – the city of Angkor temples must be an ideal tourist spot in Cambodia. But don’t overlook other landmarks in this city or else you can regret. The centre of Siem Reap (Cambodia) is the area of Phsar Chas Old Market. Extremely interesting – That’s the comment of many tourists after they take a walk around this market.

Located on the river at the south side of the Old French Quarter near Pub Street in northern Cambodia, the Old Market (locally known as Phsar Chas) is a covered, open air market tightly packed with vendors.

This market is sometimes confused with Psah Chas Market in Phnom Penh. There are more 100 stalls selling a variety of commodities like many other famous markets in Cambodia. Tourists can find almost everything here including T-shirts, silverware, silk, wood or stone carvings, Buddha statues and so on. It is pity if you miss the area of food in Phsar Chas Old Market. Rices, dried and grilled fish, pork sausages, vegetables, fruits and especially Prahok (a specialty of Cambodia cuisine) are some outstanding dishes sold in this market. Though this market is less famous than Psah Chas Market in the capital city of Cambodia, you can still feel the real atmosphere of a market. Eye-catching colors of spices, fresh food or grilled insects make many individuals be captivated.

The most popular goods is silk. In Phsar Chas Old Market, you can have a set of silk clothes made within from 1 to 2 days. Besides, the checkered scarf – the traditional item of Khmer people also becomes the most popular commodity in this market. It costs 1-10 USD/ item – a relatively affordable price. Likewise, cotton T-shirts with the extremely low price are also preferred (1.5 -3 USD/item). Most of the young travelers like this type of good, so they buy it to make souvenirs for friends of the same age.

One of the most attractive places in Phsar Chas Old Market is stalls which sell stoneware, souvenirs, Buddha statues, antiques and sculptures.

Those who love photographing often visit galleries of pictures. In this market, a large number of Western visitors come to travel, research and then stay here. The reason is they really have a passion for taking beautiful photos of the life of locals here.

While visiting interesting stalls, you can smell the fragrance of food. It might derive from the eateries on the pavement (Khmer hotpot or BBQ). Having a good meal with some Angkor beer is what you should try to enjoy a wonderful night in Siem Reap. If you want to relax, stop in massage parlors to have your foot massaged after a long day.

There are a lot of reasons why I recommend you to visit Phsar Old Market. A ton of things to see, to admire and to do…will make you absolutely excited.  But I’m particularly impressed by the friendliness of sellers. They are willing to let buyers haggle for the best deal in the market.

Phsar Chas Old Market is not too bright at night except the pub and restaurant areas. But this doesn’t prevent it being one of the must-stop destinations for tourists in Siem Reap. Coming here, visitors will be given the opportunity to understand Khmer culture with traditional items (silver, silk, jewelries, sculptures…). Or simply they reach this market only to admire colorful stalls of hospitable Cambodians.

Ancient temples are surely places that cannot be missed in Siem Reap in particular and in the whole country in general. But besides them, don’t forget to relax in boisterous markets including Phsar Chas Old Market! I believe that there are numerous things making you feel interested.

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