OLD MARKET SIEM REAPIn the center of Siem Reap
Psah Chas, as the Old Market is called by the locals, is located at the center of Siem Reap, just behind Pub Street and opposite the Siem Reap River. The market offers both locals and tourists a huge number of items, like household items, clothing, jewelry and souvenirs.
What to do and see at Psah Chas?
The old market is a popular place among locals and restaurants around Pub Street to buy fresh meat, fish, fruit and vegetables. Tourists visit this market to buy some souvenirs, shirts, hats, toiletries and household items.
It’s a crowded place with narrow lanes and it’s nice to have a look at everything that is going on, if you have one or two hours free time. Keep in mind that bargaining is a must at the Old Market.
WHAT ARE THE MOST IMPORTANT TEMPLE RULES?
How to get to the Psah Chas Market?
Walk from Pub Street to the river side and you won’t be able to miss Psah Chas. There are plenty of entrances and you won’t get lost, since the building is square.
If you are further away from Pub Street, just take a PassApp or a tuktuk and tell the driver to go to the Old Market.
Watch your money!
In the center of the market you’ll find fresh meat, fish, fruit and vegetables and won’t be overcharged if you buy something. The opposite goes for all the other stalls in at Psah Chas. Negotiating about the price is a must in this place and if that’s not your thing, it’s better to have a look and then head on to the Road 60 market, which is the cheapest market in Siem Reap.
What you SHOULD do!
You should negotiate! Don’t be afraid to walk away. Most stalls sell the same items, so just try your luck at another stall. The Market is located in the center of Siem Reap and chance is you’ll pass it at one point during your stay. Just have a look inside to see what’s going on.
What you should NOT do!
Be careful buying special items like ‘old’ sculptures. Old items most probably aren’t that old and branded items are probably not the real thing.