Get set for some retail therapy
In Siem Reap, there’s old markets, night markets, floating markets – and they’re all really cheap markets! If shopping is your bag, this city is the place to indulge in some retail therapy.
Located in the heart of Siem Reap, The Phsar Chas (the old market) is a great example of a traditional Cambodian market. You’ll find everything here from octopus to chicken feet to silverware, silks and paintings. If you dare, ask around to see if they’re selling crispy fried tranchulas here. And remember to bargain with the market folk, you can bag a heap of bargains if you haggle with a twinkle in your eye.
If you’ve spent the day roaming temples, you can still get your retail therapy fix at the night markets. While there’re plenty to choose from, the Angkor Night Market tends to be the most popular with travellers picking up a range of souvenirs like magnets, silk scarves and wood carvings. And again, don’t forget to haggle!
For something different, trek about 15km out of town to Chong Khneas – the famous floating village. You’ll take a boat trip to explore different floating households with markets, amongst other things.