Our list of the best shopping in Siem Reap comprises renowned local brands, fair-trade centres, and vibrant markets, offering not only authentic and value-for-money goods, but also an in-depth look into the local culture and history. Boasting some of the most unique historical landmarks in the world, Siem Reap’s shopping scene is mostly dedicated to Cambodian craftsmanship such as stone carvings, silverware, lacquer figurines, ceramics, and silks.
Visitors can also experience the local lifestyle by visiting Siem Reap’s numerous outdoor markets, where they can sample authentic Cambodian delicacies, shop for fresh produce and one-of-a-kind souvenirs, as well as enjoy cultural performances all day long. From traditional markets and shopping malls within central Siem Reap to trendy fashion boutiques and art galleries near Sivatha Boulevard, here’s our guide to the best shopping in Siem Reap.
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Angkor Night MarketOff Sivatha Boulevard
Angkor Night Market houses over 200 bamboo huts selling a wide range of clothing and handicrafts by local communities and non-governmental organizations. Set within a landscaped garden in central Siem Reap, the market was founded in 2007 to help preserve traditional Khmer handicrafts and improve the lives of Khmer people. Unlike most markets in Cambodia, Angkor Night Market offers only one-of-a-kind goods such as silk paintings, shadow puppets, handbags made from recycled materials, as well as intricate stone carvings embellished in silver or brass. Of course, you will also find a smattering of mass-produced Chinese tat that is a requisite of all markets in Southeast Asia. There are also several dining venues within the market, where you can enjoy live music performances, local delicacies, beers, cocktails, and smoothies at attractive prices. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 16:00 – 24:00
- Address: Off Sivatha Boulevard, Siem Reap
Old Market (Psar Chas)Psar Chas Road
The Old Market, situated along Siem Reap River, is the town’s oldest Khmer market. Also known as Psar Chas, locals flock to this open-air market in the morning to shop for fresh produce and household items. There’s also a number of stalls located close to the entrance that offer inexpensive souvenirs such as antiques, silks, jewellery, and shoes – make sure you bargain hard as most items are priced significantly higher for tourists. The centre of Old Market hosts food vendors selling authentic Cambodian soups, rice dishes, baguettes, spiced frogs, dried fish, and pork sausages. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Daily 07:00 – 20:00
- Address: Psar Chas Road, Siem Reap
Artisans d’AngkorStung Thmey Street
Artisans d’Angkor is a good option for those looking to purchase authentic Khmer handicrafts, textiles, and homeware. Its numerous workshops not only provide employment to over 1,000 local artisans, but all profits go back into funding its training program for impoverished youths. Visitors can also join a complimentary tour of the establishment, where they can observe the meticulous techniques of stone and wood carving, lacquering, silver plating, and silk painting. Artisans d’Angkor also runs three duty-free outlets which are located at Siem Reap International Airport, Phnom Penh International Airport, and Hong Kong Airport. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Daily 07:30 – 18:30
- Address: Stung Thmey Street, Siem Reap
- Tel: +855 63 963 330
Khmer Ceramics CentreVithey Charles de Gaulle
Khmer Ceramic Centre, founded in 2006, not only offers a deep insight of the ancient ceramic arts and culture between the early 9th and 15th century, but also a wide range of activities and handmade souvenirs. Located along Charles de Gaulle Boulevard, its boutique store displays top quality, handmade ceramic items such as jars, cosmetic bottles, serving bowls, decorative bowls, tableware, oil burners, and accessories. Visitors can also participate in pottery and ceramic painting classes for US$20 onwards. The workshops are guided by an English-speaking teacher, and inclusive of a free gift, hotel transfers, and refreshments. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Daily from 08:00 to 19:30
- Address: Vithey Charles de Gaulle, Khum Slorkram, Siem Reap
- Tel: +855 17 843 014
Made in Cambodia MarketOum Khun Street
Made in Cambodia Market is a vibrant outdoor market that’s set in front of Shinta Mani Resort Siem Reap, offering a wide range of live performances, tasty local food, and Cambodian souvenirs. Held every Saturday, Sunday and Tuesday, renowned local artisans set up booths along Oun Khum Street to showcase their creations such as clothes, cosmetics, jewellery, paintings, and toys. One of the most unique items sold here is the Sombai rice spirits, which is infused with cinnamon, mangoes, star anise, and red chilies. If you’re feeling peckish, Made in Cambodia Market also hosts a number of food stalls, all of which are run by some of Siem Reap’s most prominent restaurants.
- Opening Hours: Saturday, Sunday & Tuesday 16:00 – 21:00
- Address: Oum Khun Street, Siem Reap
- Tel: +855 10 345 643
Louise Loubatieres GalleryHap Guan Street
Louise Loubatieres Gallery is a minimalistic, all-white boutique that stocks lacquer homeware, ceramics, and textiles from local artisans. As a graduate from London’s Royal College of Art, Louise also often collaborates with local craftsmen to produce traditional goods with contemporary twist. Priced between US$20 and US$55, visitors can find plenty of souvenirs for loved ones back home, from brightly coloured bowls and trays to silk-covered bead necklaces and silk shawls that come in any colour. Louise Loubatieres Gallery also stocks a collection of antiques, cushions, and vases from the UK and Vietnam among others.
- Opening Hours: Daily 10:00 – 18:00
- Address: 7, Hap Guan Street, Siem Reap
- Tel: +855 12 902 986
Angkor Handicraft AssociationTraing Village
Angkor Handicraft Association is a fair-trade market with over 20 stalls selling authentic handicrafts. Set within Traing Village, visitors can also observe local artisans working on their products, learn about Khmer traditional crafting, and participate in various workshops. Among the items you can find here include handwoven silk, silverware, stone and bronze statues, paintings, and bags with 100% profits given back to the artisan, their families and the local community. Angkor Handicraft Association also hosts 12 types of activities for visitors of all ages, from coconut carving and palm leaf weaving to oil painting and flute making classes.
- Opening Hours: Daily 10:00 – 20:00
- Address: Road 60, Traing Village, Siem Reap
- Tel: +855 78 341 454
Theam’s House GalleryVeal Village
Theam’s House Gallery is a quaint art studio within Siem Reap’s Veal Village, where you can purchase original lacquer paintings and pottery by Cambodian artist and designer Lim Muy Theam. Upon entering the vicinity, visitors are guided through a private showroom of ornate Buddha sculptures, followed by its onsite workshop where 55 artisans under Theam’s tutelage produce lacquered clay animals, paintings, and textiles. Due to its rather hidden locale, the best way to get to Theam’s House Gallery is via tuk-tuk – it’s a ten-minute ride from the Angkor National Museum.
- Opening Hours: Daily 08:00 – 19:00
- Address: 25, Veal Village, Siem Reap
- Tel: +855 78 208 161
Gemological Institute of CambodiaKna Village
Gemological Institute of Cambodia is an independent company that stocks a wide range of authentic gemstones from all over the world. Founded by Jean-Philippe Lepage, the laboratory is fitted with an exhibition room with over 150 varieties of gemstones from Cambodia, Myanmar, New Zealand, and Colombia. Gemological Institute of Cambodia also offers half-day (US$30) and hour-long (US$30) classes on gemmology in English and French, where visitors are introduced to gemstones found in Cambodia, such as zircon, rubies, sapphire, garnet, topaz, aquamarine, crystalline quartz, and chalcedony. If you are looking for precious stones in Siem Reap, this is a far more reliable source than the local markets.
- Opening Hours: Daily 08:00 – 19:00
- Address: Kna Village, Sangkat Chreav, Siem Reap,
- Tel: +855 92 615 288
Angkor Trade CenterSvay Dangkum
Angkor Trade Center is the first contemporary shopping centre in Siem Reap, featuring international restaurant chains, independent boutiques, entertainment venues, and a supermarket. Just a two-minute stroll from Phsar Chas (Old Market), this two-storey mall is located in Siem’s Reap’s Mondul 1 Village. There’s a games arcade and cinema on the third floor, while Swenson’s Ice Cream and Pizza Company are set within the ground floor. While Angkor Trade Center is your run-of-the-mill shopping mall, it’s a good option for when you need to stock up on toiletries and food items from back home.
- Opening Hours: Daily 09:00 – 18:00
- Address: Mondul 1 Village, Svay Dangkum, Siem Reap
- Tel: +855 63 766 666