Quality Souvenir Shopping

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Siem Reap is bursting at the seams of places selling souvenirs, but two places stand out as the best places to go for the merchandise on offer, price and general experience. The first is the Angkor Night Market where you can find all your standard Cambodian souvenirs made in other parts of Asia such as your Buddha statues, elephant pants, '92.5% silver' (it's generally not real) and other generic stuff. You can also pick up some good stuff here that is made in Cambodia such as Khmer scarves (kramas). Address: Off Sivatha Boulevard The hands down winner of souvenir shopping though is the Made in Cambodia Market, held just next to the Shinta Mani Resort Hotel every Tues, Thurs, Sat and Sun from 4:00pm to 9:00pm. This wonderful market allows local talented artisans to sell their beautifully handmade creations directly to tourists. This means the items here are nice and unique. It also provides an income for talented Cambodians and the profits are going back into the community. A lot of the stalls are representing many people that have worked on their creations, and it's interesting to hear the story behind what you're buying. If that wasn't enough, they also have excellent craft beer on sale, ice-cream, traditional music and dance performances. Most highly recommended! Address: Junction of Oum Khun and 14th Street, Siem Reap

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