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Timings : 7 AM to 9 PM

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Psar Chas - Old Market, Siem Reap Overview

Psar Chas or Psar Chaa is a local market located in the city of Siem Reap in northern Cambodia. It is the most popular market in the town among the locals as well as the tourists. This ancient market attracts travellers for shopping for plenty of cheap souvenirs, clothes, delicious street food and the vibrant market scene in the evening. It is one of the top attractions worth checking out in Siem Reap.

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Shopping at Phsar Chas

More than 300 shops sell a wide range of products at Phsar Chas or the Old Market. It gets bustling in the morning when locals flock to buy stuff and the evening when most tourists stroll the streets in large numbers. 

A section is popular with the tourists for selling vegetables and fruits, meats, and all kinds of seafood. A street specialises in selling clothes, mainly T-shirts, and here you can also buy second-hand clothes. There is even a section for motorcycle parts, hardware and religious items.

There are plenty of shops selling all types of souvenirs including sculpted wood, colourful postcards, silverware, silk fabrics, stone carvings, Cambodian handicrafts, textiles and handmade products like bags, jewellery and purses. You can also buy boutique products and exclusive paintings from the galleries, each of them based on different unique themes.

It is also an excellent place to taste local street food, where you can try out a variety of rice cuisines, meat delicacies including pork and seafood. You can also try dining at some excellent restaurants or in any of the pubs or cafes for drinks. Some massage parlours offer great relaxation for the tourists, which are safe and cheap.

Best time to visit

The best to visit Phsar Chas is early in the morning when the local vendors bring in fresh goods to sell.

How To Reach Psar Chas - Old Market

The old market located in the city centre and can be easily reached on foot within 15 to 20 minutes. You can also arrive by a Tuk-Tuk for a 3 USD ride that can be shared.

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