Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Local Markets in Siem Reap

Most of my Siem Reap travelogues are about temple sightseeing only and here's come the common question, where are the best places in Siem Reap for souvenirs hunting? For traditional items and souvenirs, the best place would be none other than Siem Reap's local markets. 

In Khmer, market is called "phsar" and these traditional Cambodian phsar are sprawling, semi covered affair of small shops and stalls, and a visit to any of them is an important part of any Cambodian experience.

Old Market (Phsar Chas)
The original Khmer market and most popular one in Siem Reap, Old Market caters to visitors and locals, offering a wide selection of everything; from souvenirs, silks, jewellery, antiques, clothes, shoes and even household items and homewares. There is even fresh food available within the market. This place is absolutely a true cultural shopping experience.

Siem Reap Old Market 01
#1: Old Market of Siem Reap

Siem Reap Old Market 02
#2: Statues and carvings, souvenirs, Cambodian silks and more in Old Market

Siem Reap Old Market 03
#3: Colourful souvenirs

Location: Downtown near the Siem Reap river.

Art Center Night Market
Right opposite of the Old Market, Art Center Night Market offers a broad mixture of locally manufactured products such as silk, crocodile leather, clothing and other souvenirs. There are also a couple of restaurants which serve a fine combination of authentic Khmer and Western food. From Old Market, just cross one of the wooden bridges over the river and you will come across the entrance of the market itself.

Siem Reap Art Center Night Market 01
#4: Art Center Night Market

Siem Reap Art Center Night Market 02
#5:

Opening hours: Every day from 8 pm until midnight 
Location: Old Market area, on the east bank of the Siem Reap River

Angkor Night Market
Angkor Night Market is the first and original night market in Cambodia harbours more than 240 thatch roofed shops and stalls offering wide range of souvenirs and other traditional crafts. Besides shopping, one can also watch a historical documentary about the Khmer at the night market's movie mall. Here also is the place where one can pamper with an original Dr Fish massage or body and feet massage.

Siem Reap Angkor Night Market 01
#6: Angkor Night Market

Siem Reap Angkor Night Market 02
#7: Thatch roofed shops and stalls

Opening hours: Every day from 4pm until midnight
Location: On Sivutha Blvd, just 100m from Pub Street, follow the neon lights to find its location

One thing I love about night market is prices are always negotiable. Greet the vendor with a smile, talk friendly and for sure, you can always get the best price you want.

[Credit To: Siem Reap - The Webportal to Angkor Wat

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