PSAH LEU MARKETIn the center of Siem Reap
The Phsar Leu Market is located inside Siem Reap at national road 6. It’s not only the biggest market in Siem Reap, but also the oldest. You won’t find many foreigners here, but it’s definitly one of the favorite places locals like to go to buy fresh and cheap vegetables, fruit and different kinds of meat.
About the Phsar Leu Market
A tuktuk or PassApp will take you 5-10 minutes to get you from the Pub Street area to the Phar Leu Thom Thmey market. A tuktuk will charge you no more than 2 dollar and with a PassApp it’s even less. The market opens at 6 oçlock in te morning and closes around 6 in the afternoon.
Although you can find almost anything here, the most sold products are vegatebles, fruit, juwelery cosmetics, phones, house hold items and meat. The smell can be overwhelming and if you’re visiting the market during the rainy season, we advise you to wear clothes that are easy to clean.
WHAT ARE THE MOST IMPORTANT TEMPLE RULES?
How to get there?
The cheapest and easiest way to visit the market is by taking a PassApp or a tuktuk. No matter where you are inside Siem Reap, it shouldn’t cost you more than 2 dollar. Make sure you pronounce the name clearly, so you won’t end up in one of the other markets in Siem Reap.
Is there an entrance fee?
No, anyone can visit the market without paying entrance fee. Fourigners rarely visit the market, unless the are part of a tour. There are a number of small city tours that have the Phsar Leu Market included.
What you SHOULD do!
If you want to buy anything, make sure to bargain, but keep in mind that this is not a tourist hot spot. It’s likely that vendors charge you the same price for products like meat, fruit and vegetables. Take yur time to discover the market and don’t skip the narrow streets at the back of the market.
What you should NOT do!
Speak English and expect vendors to understand what you mean. This is a local market and not many tourist come here. Most vendors don’t understand English. Make sure you can quickly calculate prices from USD to the local Riel, since all visible price tags are in Riel.