Psah means market in Khmer.
Located roughly mid way between Angkor and the remote jungle temple of Beng Mealea, and far from the tourist heart of Siem Reap, is one of the largest Psah’s in the area, where villagers from surrounding hamlets buy and sell produce.
No sign of tourist tat here, no souvenir T shirts or statuary. This was pure village barter. Of mostly fresh produce, ranging from vegetables, molten jaggery and tamarind, to fish paste and lotus seeds!
But most captivating of all were the people. Simple, happy rural folk, who seemed totally amused by my curiosity and apparent delight.
Take my advice, skip the night market in town, this is the original Psah. Don’t believe me? Come see for yourselves…..
Until next time………..happy travels, no matter where life takes you