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See miguel a. cartagena's photos
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Old market

In the Old Market area of Siem Reap you can find almost anything. One of the things that stands out are its craft stalls and souvenir stalls that compete with faux shirts and other garments. For those ve are discovering Southeast Asia we often find it difficult to distinguish crafts from different countries as they are often quite similar except for certain details. Despite this, in countries like Thailand, you can find Buddha figures carved out of wood, images of the spectacular temples of Angkor, clothes with bright colors and bright, lucky charms, fabrics, paintings, etc . The Old Market area is not too bright at night except for the area of ​​pubs and restaurants where the neon lights are so bright. Although it is appreciated that in this city mosquitoes make an appearance and it is so hot at night that it still seems like it's daytime. A walk through these stalls will be fairly quiet and remember that in this country you pay with dollars or riels that is its official currency. (1 dollar = 5000 riels approx.) You can imagine that it is quite cheap to buy here compared to most tourist places like temples, etc where prices rise enough.
miguel a. cartagena
See LauraLhergon's photos
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Central market in siem reap

One of the most enjoyable experiences in any Asian city is to visit the markets. The Psar Chaa, the central market of Siem Reap, is in the city center surrounded by food stalls, restaurants, small hotels, tuc-tucs ... In the market you can find everything: stone carvings, wood, silk, clothing, jewelry, all kinds of crafts ... Part of the market sells food (meat, fish, vegetables, spices .. ) where local restaurants buy raw materials for their kitchens. Ah! It essential to haggle!
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It is in an area with lots of restaurants and city entertainment, do not miss it, there are many "taxis" (mopeds with a trailer) to get you back to your hotel. Both Sivatha Road and Hospital Street lead to the river Siem Reap. It is a market where there are two clearly defined areas: the main area and the larger one where you can have a meal, for me it's the most interesting, but with the heat there is a smell ... that we Westerners can not stand very well. It is the most touristy area where you can find all types of objects, sculptures, copies of watches, wraps etc. Well all kinds of crafts. You have to bargain fairly.
See France Dutertre's photos
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Chas psaar

A few meters on both sides of the river is the Old Market-or Psaar Chas. One can find enough to fill his bag of t-shirts, skirts, stoles and other very cheap, especially if you master the art of negotiation clothes! I am resortie with two owls t-shirts for $ 4 and beautiful silver jewelry. Follow the smell to reach the food stalls inside where we see outright sellers slept in the middle of their booth! Not necessarily the most pleasant corner of the market ...

Psaar chas

Sur quelques mètres des deux côtés de la rivière s'étend le Vieux Marché- ou Psaar Chas. On peut y trouver de quoi remplir son sac de t-shirts, jupes, étoles et autres vêtements très bon marché -surtout si l'on maîtrise l'art de la négociation! J'en suis resortie avec deux chouettes t-shirts pour $4 ainsi que de magnifiques bijoux en argent. Suivez l'odeur pour atteindre les étales de nourriture à l'intérieur où l'on voit carrément les vendeurs dormirent au milieu de leur stand! Pas forcément le plus agréable coin du marché...

A la tombée de la nuit jusque minuit, une nouvelle partie de la ville s'éveille avec le marché nocturne, le Angkor Night Market. De toute part on vous sollicite :"massaaaaage ladyy?", "foood ladyy!", "cheap for you!". Une des attractions : tremper ses pieds dans un bassin rempli de petits poissons qui s'occuperont de vos peaux mortes. Fous rires garantis! Que ce soit pour tester ce célèbre "fish massage", pour acheter de souvenirs ou manger un bout, c'est un coin à ne pas manquer.
France Dutertre
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See Fernanda C. de Souza's photos
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For those looking for an extremely ty...

For those looking for an extremely typical in Siem Reap and want to see the reality of Cambodians, I suggest a visit to the City Market which is right in the city center, close to Pub Street. You can buy spices, meats, prepared foods, fruits, vegetables. Although very different from our (much poorer) worth to realize the reality of the local people and also enjoy a little more their culture, as the act of bargaining, for example.

Para quem procura uma experiência extremamente típica em Siem Reap e quer ver a realidade dos cambojanos, sugiro uma visita até o Mercado Municipal que fica bem no centro da cidade, perto do Pub Street.
É possível comprar temperos, carnes, comidas prontas, frutas, verduras. Embora seja bem diferente dos nossos (muito mais pobres) vale a pena para perceber a realidade do povo local e também apreciar um pouco mais a cultura deles, como o ato de barganhar, por exemplo.
Fernanda C. de Souza
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See GERARD DECQ's photos
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Everyday life

Siem Reap is the absolute must to visit the temples Angkhor. It should also take the time to stroll through the two local markets to see live native: all kinds of food meet. Eel rivers, abundant fruit, mangosteens, rambutans and many others, some imported from neighboring Thailand. Also, as often in Asia, canteens on the ground, too many children in these small businesses.

Vie quotidienne

Siem Reap est le lieu de passage incontournable pour la visite des temples d'Angkhor. Il faut aussi prendre le temps d'aller flâner dans les deux marchés locaux pour voir vivre les autochtones : toutes sortes de produits alimentaires se côtoient. Anguilles des rivières, fruits en abondance, mangoustans, ramboutans et bien d'autres, certains importés de la Thailande voisine.
Egalement, comme souvent en Asie, des cantines à même le sol ; beaucoup d'enfants aussi dans ces petits commerces.
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I think i can say i've never been in ...

I think I can say I've never been in a place as busy in my entire life. When I got into this covered market I am stupefied. I do not really expect to see so many people there ... The atmosphere was great, there were a lot of colors, fruits, vegetables ... But also smells nice sometimes, other times less (especially near the fishmongers). A real mess! Do not miss it!

Je crois pouvoir dire que je n'avais jamais été dans un endroit aussi animé de toute ma vie.
Lorsque je suis rentré dans ce marché couvert je suis resté stupéfait. Je ne m'attendais vraiment pas à y voir autant de gens...
L'atmosphère était extraordinaire, il y avait beaucoup de couleurs, des fruits, des légumes... Mais aussi des odeurs parfois agréables, d'autres fois moins (notamment près des marchands de poissons).
Un vrai bazar! Ne ratez surtout pas ça!
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This is "the" market for souvenirs in...

This is "the" market for souvenirs in Siem Reap. But like all Asian markets, it is better to be a smart traveler when one ventures into the food part. Some strong odors may surprise especially those of the dried fish appreciated by Cambodian.

C'est "LE" marché pour les souvenirs à Siem Reap. Mais comme tous les marchés asiatiques, il vaut mieux être un voyageur averti lorsque l'on s'aventure dans la partie alimentaire. Certaines odeurs fortes peuvent surprendre surtout celles du poisson séché très apprécié par les cambodgiens.
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