Discovery of Cambodia markets
It can be said that exploring the market is the easiest way to understand the culture and life of the people in their country. So, if you travel to Cambodia without visiting local markets, that will probably mean that you are missing out many new things to explore. The markets in Cambodia are quite old but always full of diverse products, rich in types and affordable price. In particular, you can buy many Cambodian specialties as gifts for your relatives.
1. Psar Thmei market
The market of Psar Thmei is a unique colonial building built in 1937. It has a pale-yellow color and an enormous dome above. Inside this vast area, there are many stands selling all kinds of products. At central area under dome, we can find many stalls selling silver jewelry and watches. In the surroundings, there are also stalls selling clothes, electronics and household appliances. In addition, tourists will also find many souvenirs such as scarves, T-shirts, postcards, etc. The west side of the Psar Thmei market has a gastronomic area with loads of specialties and desserts. After shopping, visitors can stop there to have a boost of energy by trying out the tasty local food.
2. Russian Market
Although Cambodia is known for being occupied by the French colonialists, yet, in the 1980s, many Russians who came to work and live in the capital of Phnom Penh have only enjoyed shopping in this market. The "Russian market" has appeared since then.
To find beautiful and unique souvenirs for relatives, the Russian market will be an ideal place that should not be overlooked. The market is located on the center of Phnom Penh, where many souvenirs, handicrafts, Buddha statues, ... Market people are very friendly and fun. Therefore, visit, choose and don't hesitate to bargain freely, that will be definitely one of the interesting experience for you.
3. Skun Insect Market
The Skun Insect Market is one of the unique markets in Cambodia, located in the village of Skun in Kampong Cham province, taking the road from Phnom Penh to Siem Riep. This place is not for the faint of heart, because you can find foods derived from insects such as spiders, scorpions, snakes, worms, beetles, crickets, rakes, etc which are marinated and processed into aromatic dishes but not easy to eat. But once you dare to try this, it will be certainly become an unforgettable experience of your trip!
4. Siem Reap Night Market
The melodious sound of ethnic music instruments played by street performers will seduce you from the first step to the night market in Siem Reap. Siem Reap is always a top tourist destination when visiting Cambodia because of the mysterious charm of the Angkor community. After a day of sightseeing in Siem Reap, visitors can enjoy the vibrant atmosphere of Siem Reap in the night market. Coming to Siem Reap Night Market, tourists can find many traditional Cambodian traditional items such as scarves, clothes, handicrafts, silverware, etc. or taste the Cambodian gastronomy with fresh Angkorian beer.
5. Kampot market
In the center of Kampot, everyone was surprised by a large statue of durian, framed by rows of rambutans, mongoose, coconut ... These fruits are specialties of Kampot . The market of Kampot lies on the way to the coastal town of Sihanoukville, famous for its perfumed durian. From a distance, while feeling the aroma of durian, we know that we are near the market of Kampot. The Durian of Kampot is known for its golden, attractive and tasty trays. Come to the market, do not forget to enjoy this delicious fruit.
6. Phsar Reatrey night market
The night market culture is everywhere, Phsar Reatrey night market is next to the Sisowath pier on the Tonle Sap river, open from 5h30-11h30 from Friday to Sunday weekly. Phsar Reatray is a place where tourists can feel the true atmosphere of a traditional Cambodian market. Besides clothing, souvenirs, visitors can enjoy many delicious Cambodian specialties such as vermicelli Ken, compote made from sugar palm seeds, insects etc. The colors of spice baskets, fresh foods, spiders or octopus and grilled chicken … make a colorful gastronomic circus.
Source : Internet