Best Shopping In Siem Reap
Rated 4.4/5 (based on 115 reviews )
Best time to visit
Nov - Apr
About Shopping Guide In Siem Reap
The best part about shopping in Siem Reap is the eclectic range of local and indigenous products, and finding them all to be handcrafted and not machine-made in batches. Almost every piece of art, craft, and décor bought have the magic touch of a Khmer artisan, and that makes everything much more special. The scene of shopping in Cambodia’s Siem Reap is as dynamic as its historical and architectural heritage, borne in the form of the famous Angkor Wat temple complex. Here are a few places to buy things in Sien Reap
Here are the best shopping places in Siem Reap to indulge in a bit of retail therapy.
1. Angkor Night Market
Angkor Night Market is the number one location for Siem Reap night market. After the sun is down and the excitement of visiting the temples fade away and the Angkor Night Market takes over the center stage for the tourist crowd. More than 200 bamboo huts bring a rustic feeling to the market. They belong to different organizations which support indigenous art and local artisan communities and help preserve the Khmer art native to this region. Exclusive items include handcrafted décor, jewelry, paintings, silk scarves and garments, bags, toys and many things made from recycled products. Sculptures on stone, brass, and silver are also a common item.
2. Artisans d’Angkor
Artisans d’Angkor is the perfect boutique shop for those who love indigenous art and craft. Khmer handicrafts, handwoven fabrics, home décor items and small pieces of antiquity handcrafted by the local artists and artisans fill up the racks, floors and display units of Artisans d’Angkor. The place helps to preserve authentic Cambodian and Angkorian art and employes more than a thousand locals in their business. A bulk of the profits goes for training young artists for the same job. It is the best place to get souvenirs in Sien Reap.
3. Made in Cambodia Market
Set up on every Saturday, Sunday, and Tuesday on Oun Khum Street, Made in Cambodia is an al-fresco market with hundreds of shacks lined up with local souvenirs, jewelry, paintings, clothing. It gets better when the live shows and music on the streets start with the local performers. Do not forget to try out the local cuisine here, especially the featured item Sombai rice wine made from cinnamons, mangoes, anises and red peppers.
4. Angkor Handicraft Fair Trade Village
Shopping in Siem Reap can be a fun task. But, here is another thing one can add to their list. Located in the village of training, Angkor Handicraft Association’s Market has the very rustic, very traditional and very orthodox handicraft shops. Visitors can see the local artisans working on their craft and buy the things as well. Like some other places trying to preserve Cambodian Khmer art, AHA village market also donates all the proceeds to the craftsmen, their family, and their community. As an added attraction, there are different fun activities for the visitors as well, like carving coconuts, drawing oil painting, making bamboo handicrafts or plaiting palm leaf. It is like a workshop but more fun and exciting. It is really an enriching experience to be able to create something so full of heritage with one’s own hand.
5. Jayav Art
Jayav Art is a unique shopping destination for Siem Reap souvenirs. Instead of going with local materials commonly used like bamboo and wood, Jayav Art focuses on the exquisite art of papier-mache. Paper pulps are carefully and artistically curated to create replicas of the grand Angkor temples in various shapes and sizes. The travelers, fascinated by the architectures but lacking the baggage space to carry bulkier replicas home can visit this place for a more offbeat version of the temples.
Your Requirements are unique!
Our experts would love to create a package just for you.
Our experts would love to create a package just for you!
Fill in your requirements here >
Fastest Growing Holiday Marketplace
Easy, Secure & Reliable
Want best packages handpicked just for you?
Fill the form and get a callback from our holiday experts
FAQ's of Siem Reap
Read on to find out why our customers love us!
Siem Reap offers both vegetarian and non-vegetarian options to the tourists. They also serve Asian food. The food is not so spicy and has a different flavor to it.
Siem Reap is a very nice place, and it is safe to travel alone. But, it is always better to take the necessary precautions.
Yes, many in Siem Reap speak English, and they are very warm people. As the place is full of tourists most of the time, it has become a common thing there.
The best time to visit Siem Reap is during the winters. It is from November to February.
The currency of Cambodia is Riel. However, credit cards are accepted in many places, and ATM’s are available almost everywhere.
How It Works
Personalise This Package
Make changes as per your travel plan & submit the request.
Get Multiple Quotes
Connect with top 3 agents, compare quotes & customize further.
Book The Best Deal
Pay in easy installments & get ready to enjoy your holiday.
Holiday Triangle Travel Private Limited
Address: Plot No - 29 , 3rd & 4th Floor,
Dynamic House, Maruti Industrial Complex, Sector 18,
Landline: 1800 123 5555
Connect with us on :
All rights reserved © 2018