The Old Market (or Psar Chaa in Khmer) is the centre of Siem Reap's local and tourist day. You can find plenty of cafés, bars and shops all around the market. In the market itself you can also find stalls for tourists selling the usual t-shirts, elephant motif harem pants and Buddhas of all shapes and sizes.
But that's not what we are here for! We walked around the market looking at all the different products that range from woks to dried fish. The food is really fresh! Some fish are still alive after just a short trip from Tonle Sap. Many Asian fruits and vegetables are now familiar to us, but somethings are completely new, like the green oranges (pictured above) which are actually ripe.
So if you are ever in Siem Reap and are curious to see where the food on your plate came from, head down to the Old Market.
In my next post I will show you a Khmer dish you can make at home with ingredients from your local (super)market.