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Updated by Roland Lefevre (Uditha Dharmawardhane) on Mar 31, 2015
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Most Popular Shops in Siem Reap – sensational Siem Reap

Nowhere in this world will you find handmade products created to such perfection as those found in Siem Reap. For memorabilia's from this beautiful city, explore the many markets around Siem Reap.


Angkor Night Market

For the hub of all handicrafts visit the famous Angkor market; Siem Reaps most popular night market. Established in the year 2007, the sole purpose of constructing this market was to preserve traditional Khmer handicrafts while alleviating poverty and improving the lives of Khmer people. With a noble touch to its cause, the Angkor market attracts a plethora of locals and tourists alike and the market responds by delivering high quality products to its clients. The Angkor market is also ideal to catch a glimpse of the typical Cambodian night life and grab a couple of local snacks while you are at it.


Khmer Ceramic Centre

Another must visit for the craft loving shopper, the Khmer Ceramic Center enlightens visitors with everything one needs to know about Khmer Ceramic Arts. Exhibiting profound skill and craftsmanship the Khmer Ceramics are a keeper and are ideally presented as gifts. At the ceramic Center you can purchase an array of finely crafted products and take a journey back time to 10th century Cambodia where the Khmer ceramic arts and culture once flourished in the nation.


Les Artisans d'Angkor

Among the many talents and skills of Cambodians, building religious are among the Khmers finest skill as the locals here are good with their knives and know their carving very well. For the ultimate insight into the art of carving and creating handcrafts pay a visit to the Artisans d'Angkor . This independent institution is the perfect place to pick Khmer crafts and is another favorite spot for souvenir collectors. Another institution dedicated to a noble cause, the Artisans d'Angkor also provides employment to over 1,000 dedicated craftsmen all of whom have been struggling financially.


Old Market (Phsar Chas)

General shopping in Siem Reap is just as good as the crafts, for the products found here are cheaper than cheap. If you are always on the lookout for rock bottom prices you have definitely found the right spot in Siem Reap. The most popular Siem Reap market is the Old Market. Locally known as Phsar Chas, here you can find a large range of items which includes clothes, shoes, household items, hardware, and even fresh food. In fact this is the only original Khmer market found here and its souvenirs, silks, jewelry and antiques are particular favorites. Spend a good full day browsing through the products at the old market and grab a couple of Khmer treats along the way. If you have clothes that need sewing, alterations that can be sorted at the Khmer market as well.


Central Market (Phsar Kandal)

In Siem Reap things to do are plenty. Having a shopping spot such as the Central market is ever so convenient since you can stop by and do a little bit of shopping no matter what is in your agenda. A favorite among those staying over at the Anantara Angkor Resort & Spa and several other downtown hotels, the central market is one location that is definitely worth stopping over and might even be in close proximity to your accommodation.