Psar Chaa - Old Market

Shopping Old Market Area Krong Siem Reap, Cambodia Published on: 13-11-2015

06:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Food & Spirits
Cosmetic & Beauty
Art & Handmade
Local souvenir
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Psah Chas is a market in the city of Siem Reap in northern Cambodia. Not to be confused with the similarly named Psah Chas in Phnom Penh.

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Why Psar Chaa - Old Market is special ?

This is Siem Reap's most popular shopping experience for visitors. The outside stalls sell souvenirs such as silk, carvings, stoneware, faux vintage items, t-shirts, and paintings and photos of Angkor Wat temples. Further inside the market are fresh produce and seafood stalls. The food stalls are an excellent opportunity to sample authentic Khmer food, invariably served with the distinctive local Prahok, a type of fermented fish paste. A good accompaniment is coconut milk drunk directly from the fruit. The ubiquity of baguettes and frog legs is a clear, and delicious legacy of the French colonial era.


What to explore at Psar Chaa - Old Market?

Bustling with energy and activity, Siem Reap’s Old Market is teeming with souvenir shops, pubs, bars, and restaurants catering to backpackers and tourists. To experience the authentic taste of the local life, head to the market at dawn with fresh vegetables, meats, and various foods on display.

In addition, expect to encounter Buddha statues, local Cambodian arts and crafts for sale at the souvenir stores. Rule: Haggle away for the best price.


Selling points

  • Shop like a local
  • Get to see local life, spices and foods
  • Fun market with lots to see
  • Great Authentic Market
  • Visit the local market
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Old Market Area Krong Siem Reap, Cambodia

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Tips for you

  • As it can get crowded at some points, you need to pay attention to your belongings.
    Personal belongings
  • For a start, opening prices are different every day and it depends on peak or low seasons.
    What need to do
  • Always be ready to bargain the price down.
    Things to do
  • There are also small restaurants on the north side of the market. The Psar Chas restaurant is the best
  • You can be pushed or yelled by some people who are in rush but it's normal in some of the SA markets.
  • Inside Psar Chas is a food stall area. It is cheap and tasty.
  • There are some English speaking sellers
  • Nearby, they have mobile trolleys selling snacks, drinks, cut fruits, etc... but the most appalling vendor is one selling fried exotic insects like crispy crickets, huge black spider, worms
    Things nearby


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This market was close to the hotel and held what you needed to get for little gifts to bring back. My husband and I bought lovely scarfs, t-shirts which were very soft, tea, spices and Cambodian sausages. We did our shopping fast and bargained hard. Close to where we were staying so we made multiple trips after deciding to buy more of what we already had.

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A great shopping area in Siem Reap after a tour to the Angkor Wat

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