|Map - Old Market Area, Siem Reap,
.Old Market area Stretching from the river to the night markets on Sivutha Blvd, The Old Market (Phsar Chas) including Pub Street, the Pub Street alleys is the dining, shopping and nightlife center of town. Once you are there, everything is within walking distance. Nearby, both Sok San Road and the Hup Guan Street ‘Kandal Village’ are growing. Sok San Road now has dozens of budget-friendly business, guesthouses, bars and restaurants, and Hup Guan Street is seeing a growing number eateries, bars and boutique shops.
Pub Street After the sun goes down, the focus falls to 'Pub Street' and Pub Street alleys. Named for the numerous pubs that line Street 8 near the Old Market, Pub Street sports as many restaurants and shops as pubs. It all began in 1998 when Angkor What? Bar opened its doors - the lone pub on an otherwise quiet street. These days Pub Street is packed end to end. The narrow connecting alleys and passages have also filled with businesses, but offer a much more relaxed, pedestrians-only ambiance. The whole area is the center of nightlife in Siem Reap with most places staying open until at least midnight and couple running until near dawn.
Pub Street Alleys The Passage is the original and busiest of the alleys and offering the greatest variety of businesses. Restaurants dominate The Passage but there are also several bars, galleries and shops. Alley West is a particularly quaint little alley with an artsy, Old World atmosphere. The emphasis is firmly on boutiques, each with its own unique style - clothing, fashions, handicrafts, art and souvenirs - and a few little restaurants in the mix as well. The Lane on the north side of Pub Street, The Lane and the connecting passages have a mix of bars, shopping and eateries, including the popular il forno and Miss Wong.