Skun Spider Sanctuary
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SeshKomanduri
Bengaluru, India286 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
I honestly dont know why this is called a Spider Sanactuary- as far as I know it is more popularly know as Spider Market.
The market itself is an odd mix - on the one hand we have spiders, silkworms, caterpillars, grasshoppers, frogs etc, and then there is a whole lot of fresh fruit and vegetables. They also have candied fruits and chips. We bought some jackfruit chips which were very good! The whole point of stopping here is to try the insects; but we did not have the "appetite" to try them- satisfied ourselves with some pictures instead!
It is located on the highway between Phnom Penh and Siem Reap and makes for a good stop for bathroom breaks etc. So, probably worth checking out
Written 18 January 2024
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r w
New Taipei, Taiwan7 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Friends
It's basically a market on the way to Siem Reap. It's a great place to have a pit stop and try some foods that Westerners don't normally eat. They also sell really good fruit and other more mundane dishes, but the point of stopping there is to try the insects and the tarantulas.
Written 17 November 2022
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Russell T
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Couples
Travel between Siem Reap and Phnom Penh that has to stop at this place to bugs market and seasonal fruit market. It is a unique place in Cambodia.
Written 13 August 2022
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Deanna J
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Family
It was amazing 😂 to visit this unbelievable market with a lot bugs especially spider 🕷️, frogs, silk warm but not only bugs here , it has also alot of seasonal fruits too.
Written 12 August 2022
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ExplorerNicholas
13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Couples
It is unbelievable market with many kind of bugs spider frog cocroch 🤣 but not only bugs it has many different kinds of seasonal fruits from this area.
Written 10 August 2022
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Nicholas F
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Family
Insect market here is very interesting to see spider and many deferens bugs but there are also a lot of fruits season here
Written 9 August 2022
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hideh0
Preston, UK217 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
Stopped at Skuon, as part of things you need to do as a tourist.
The fist thing that hits you is tha garlic smelling deep fried flesh, all along we were going to try a bug, spider or 'boiled egg' but once there we just couldn't bring ourselves to try the food on offer. Even the super fresh spiders
Some one must buy this food judging how much of it there was.
Written 1 October 2019
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Staehlin
Saint Paul, MN176 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Family
Stopped here on the way to Siem Reap. Lots of bugs (along with vegetables, fruits, etc) on display here. You can have fried tarantula, water bugs, crickets, grass hoppers, what have you. All fried so that the taste is no doubt destroyed.
They even have the little kids wandering around with spiders to temp/terrorize the visitor.
If it seems exploitative, it is. You are giving locals some money; it's also perhaps too tacky to be worth stopping. I'll skip this stop the next time around.
Written 12 June 2019
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Sotontraveller
Southampton, UK502 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Friends
Not to everyone's taste, but an interesting local specialist market (it's name translates into Spiderville) for the essentials in life: a bio-break, a cold drink and a tasty snack. Tarantula, anyone ?

Huge bowls of varies sizes of cockroaches, scorpions, "flies", crickets and spiders - especially tarantulas. Mostly cooked in chilli oil (to deaden the taste buds ?). Most just rather crunchy - all those exoskeletons. I couldn't face the idea of large, chewy tarantulas, though.

Salutory to think about why the Cambodians have taken to eating these critters though. As with China, starvation developed the need .....
Written 2 June 2019
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Neil W
Warminster, UK174 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Friends
$1 to hold a spider with fangs removed
$1 a pineapple
In fact $1 for anything
However the cafe undercover is cheaper than the traders and the coffee is the best I had in Cambodia, so go there and avoid the tour buses
Written 30 January 2019
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