Shopping in Siem Reap doesn’t revolve around luxurious and huge shopping centers, but it offers a rewarding experience for those who are interested in exceptional Cambodian products and souvenirs. A wide range of souvenirs can be purchased in the city that starts from wood carvings to stone objects, including silk products and many religious items. The first market to check out should be the Old Market, also called the Phsar Chas Market. The Old Market is a massive market that is easy to find, being situated near the River of Siem Reap. Almost anything can be found here from local food specialties to conventional Khmer handicrafts.
Angkor Night Market is the latest installment in the Siem Reap market scene of handicrafts as it has more than two hundred shops as well as a large restaurant and a bar. For more exotic and large handicrafts, head to the Artisans d’Angkor found near the Golden Temple Villa Hotels as they sell endless wood and stone carvings that are larger in size. Since these huge carvings are handmade products, they tend to be a bit more expensive but the precision and smoothness of the end product is exceptional. [Read more…]