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Top 5 Markets to Explore in Siem Reap – Shades of Vibrant Lifestyles

From priceless handicrafts to the freshest of produce in all of Siem Reap, the area's night markets beckon the curious of heart to explore and partake in a truly unforgettable experience.

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Made in Cambodia Market

As the name suggests, you will not be faulted into thinking that the Made in Cambodia Market will arguably be one of the best marketplaces in the country to get your hands on everything that breathes and lives 'Cambodia.' Though, relatively pricier than its neighbouring markets in Siem Reap, visitors here can expect a wide selection of local food, cosmetics, jewellery and even beautiful paintings that will surely tempt you into buying aplenty.

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Old Market

Commonly known as Phsar Chas, the Old Market which is found down Psar Chas Road is the oldest Khmer market and will warrant more than the occasional tour. For those of you eager to be acquainted with local life and customary practices, a trip to the Old Market during the wee hours of the morning will surely be a step in the right direction. This is because you will be able to call by vendors selling an array of seafood, tropical fruit, vegetables and also household items. Further, antiques, shoes and silk products will be the order of the day if you happen to be vacationing in this part of Cambodia.

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Angkor Handicraft Association

Nestled in the Treang Village is the delightful Angkor Handicraft Association and fair trade market which ought to be included on your bucket list of things to do when in Siem Reap. Watch as local artisans combine their skill and craft to fashion out outstanding products that largely pay tribute to traditional Khmer crafting. Seen as an enjoyable leisure outing for all ages, the Association runs a series of activities which includes flute making classes, palm weaving and coconut weaving sessions that will give you the opportunity to experience the fine art of crafting.

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Angkor Night Market

Representing the values and beliefs of the Khmer people, the Angkor Night Market is one such destination that must be experienced well before one's time in Siem Reap draws to a close. Categorized as an outdoor market, the premises best serves those who understand and appreciate local produce. Currently, in its 12th year of operation, the market is easily recognized by the bamboo huts which number in excess of 200 that sell anything from silver & brass covered stone carvings, puppets, purses, wallets, bags and silk paintings which are often brought into existence through recycled material. Situated near Anantara Angkor Resort which is a boutique hotel Siem Reap has to offer, this marketplace is well worth scouring for it will be a pleasing as well as an educational outing.

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Noon Night Market

The Noon Night Market is open daily from 12 pm to 12 am and features an extravagant collection of souvenir shops and onsite bars which are perfect ways to go adventuring. Located in the Steung Thmey Village, the market is lit up in more than one way with overhanging silk lamps being a constant presence as you make your way along the paths which are flanked by local vendors eager to catch your attention and be of service to you.