3 the most popular shops in Siem Reap province

Visiting Siem Reap, beside just sightseeing the ancestor temples, enjoying nightlife, eating a lot of foods, shopping is another best things we can do.

Here below are the 3 the most popular shops in Siem Reap that you can buy a lot stuffs

1)- Angkor Night Market

 

A good reason to visit Siem Reap is the Angkor Night Market. The first of its kind in Cambodia, Angkor Night Market was founded in 2007 with the prime mission to restore as well as preserve traditional Khmer handicrafts while alleviating poverty and improving the lives of Khmer people.
Luckily, locals and visitors have embraced this unique concept, and the original 100 stalls have now grown into a cluster of 250 or more over the years. Designed and constructed in a simple and traditional way, this night market is bounded by a Balinese themed garden and largely reflects the Khmer culture and heritage, with its well laid out thatched hut style stalls – all made using natural raw materials such as bamboo and wood.

2)- Khmer Ceramic Centre



If you ever plan to visit Angkor Wat or Siem Reap, then definitely include Khmer Ceramic Centre in your to-do list. It not only provides a deep insight into the rich Khmer ceramic arts and culture that once flourished in the region from the early 9th century to the 15th century, but also allows you to take some fun souvenirs back home. Founded in 2006 as the National Centre for Khmer Ceramic Revival (NCKCR), the Khmer Ceramic Centre is a non-profit, non-government organization that strives for the resurgence of the Khmer pottery tradition by breathing in new life to this ancestral art.
Through this endeavour, the centre aims to mitigate poverty with free training for young deprived Cambodians to master this art, thus opening up an avenue for them to derive solid income. Aside from this, it buys the material needed for the packing of items from the local community in Siem Reap in order to support them. Since it is made up of ingredients such as palm leaves and sugar, this packing is eco-friendly and an excellent substitute for plastic bags.

3)- Les Artisans d'Angkor



A visit to Artisans d’Angkor is a must to get a deep insight into the remarkable skilled workmanship of traditional handicrafts in Cambodia.
It was established in 1998 as a subsidiary of the Chantiers-Écoles de formation professionnelle – a professional training school sponsored by the National Cambodian Institution, the European Union and the French Foreign Ministry to impart free vocational training in traditional Angkorian art forms to the country’s illiterate young people between the ages of 18 and 25.

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