In need of retail therapy or looking for the perfect gift? With everything from craft markets, unique jewellery, couture, duty free shopping and even a workshop, we have your shopping list covered. All you need is your re-usable shopping bag and you’re good to go!
Come visit the Sombai workshop, which produces Khmer liqueurs and is one of the top-rated shopping stops on TripAdvisor. Enjoy 11 different flavors made from exotic fruits or spices. The bottles are hand-painted by talented artists who capture Angkor’s iconic temples, Apsara dancers, or the Cambodian countryside in vibrant colors. Every bottle wears a traditional krama around its neck and comes packaged in a palm leaf box for a perfect present. This business is owned by Akim and Joelle who also started their own cocktail class – one of the newest attractions in town! Free tasting plus: don’t forget to try some of their alcoholic jams! Come in and let us surprise you.
Location: Close to Wat Damnak Pagoda – Google Maps
Opening Hours: 11am – 8pm – closed on Sundays
Discover authentic Cambodian arts and crafts at the Fair Trade Village, a handicraft center showcasing handmade products from over 20 handicraft enterprises and hundreds of artisans across Cambodia. You won’t find any mass-produced items here, as this is the only permanent space exclusively retailing genuine Cambodian-made handicrafts. Plus, all products are certified by the Angkor Handicraft Association, so you know you’re getting the real deal.
But the Fair Trade Village isn’t just a shopping destination – it’s a place where you can make a positive impact on the local community. By purchasing authentic Cambodian handicrafts, you’ll be helping to preserve ancient skills and supporting the social and economic development of local villagers and handicraft families.
And the shopping experience is just the beginning. Some items are even handmade on-site, giving you a firsthand view of age-old techniques and skills unique to local communities. The friendly and relaxed atmosphere encourages visitors to spend time learning about Khmer artistry. Plus, the Fair Trade Center offers additional services like overseas shipping and wholesale orders.
Address: Road 60, across from Angkor Village Resort. On the right side 200m after Naga Bridge (Spean Neak) – Google Maps
Opening Hours: 9am – 6pm every day
Satcha is a unique center in Cambodia that provides a platform for local artisans to showcase their traditional knowledge and contemporary designs. The center is dedicated to incubating these talented artisans and transmitting their skills over time. Satcha aims to have a sustainable social, economic, and environmental impact.
The center features six workshops constructed entirely with Cambodian bamboo and accommodates over 50 artisans. Visitors have the opportunity to discover most of the arts and crafts know-how in Cambodia in one place. The workshops cover a wide range of specialties, including stone and wood carving, lacquer, painting, carpentry, jewelry, weaving, and sewing. Additionally, the center has a showroom with over 1000 Cambodian products and a coffee shop. Visitors can visit the workshops free of charge as Satcha is open every day from 8 AM to 7 PM.
Address: #252, BBU road – Google Maps
Opening Hours: 8am – 7pm every day
Eric Raisina is all about texture. In his Couture House at Charles De Gaulles Street in Siem Reap, discover his daring collection of silk clothing and accessories, all handmade. Fabric and texture aficionados will notice a blend of African, European and Asian influences. The many surprising colour combinations reflect the vibrant colours and natural beauty of Eric’s home country, Madagascar. ‘Silk Fur’ made of silk organza and ‘Raffia Lace’ made of natural raffia are just two of his stunning fabric innovations.
Address: Preah Sangreach Tep Vong Street
Opening Hours: 9am – 9pm every day
5Soieries du Mékong
Discover Soieries du Mékong’s hand woven products in their boutique store in lively Siem Reap’s Kandal Village. Designed in a Parisian studio, exquisite scarves and accessories are then expertly woven in silk, in alluring colours, by a team of over 50 weavers and seamstresses. See the painstakingly delicate work first hand by visiting their busy workshop, in the north west Cambodian district of Banteay Chhmar. This project ensures an improved standard of living for over 300 people in the district, including over 100 children now attending school. You can admire and purchase their original creations on their website as well.
Address: 668 Hap Guan Street (Kandal Village)
Opening Hours: 9.30am – 6.30pm every day
6Made in Cambodia Market
The Made in Cambodia Market brings together the most exciting examples of craftsmanship in Cambodia today. Internationally-recognised artisans and designers participate, including Saomao, Rehash Trash, Friends International and many more. Shoppers can purchase fine quality artisan products and luxury goods, and in doing so support a new generation of talented craftspeople, through development of skills and direct income. Regular live entertainment and artists workshops add to the vibrant and interactive atmosphere here, where the range of cafés, restaurants, and boutique shopping options makes it a one-stop shopping and leisure destination.
Address: Oum Khun St
Opening Hours: 12pm – 8pm every day
7Maison Sirivan Concept Store
In her studio and workshop, French-Cambodian fashion designer Sirivan Chak-Dumas designs elegant and exotic women’s and men’s clothes and accessories. Located conveniently in Kandal Village, Maison Sirivan has 95 sqm dedicated to fashion, mainly made in their workshop in Siem Reap, or by local partners in Cambodia. Sirivan’s innovative brand Biniky Chic Nomad is perfect for the stylish traveller looking for a limited edition collection for a capsule wardrobe. The store happily delivers to your hotel or your home in town.
Address: 10 Hap Guan Street
Opening Hours: 9am – 7pm every day
Saarti is an eco-lifestyle brand, committed to using the highest quality natural, ethically sourced products and empowering local communities through fair-trade employment. Customers searching out unique gifts will love the soy candles, chemical free body products, bamboo straws, up-cycled glass bottles, locally made soft furnishings, handmade soap, reed diffusers, natural bug spray and perfumes, all hand crafted in Siem Reap. Holiday makers will love their travel sized range of face products and deliciously fragrant reed diffusers, so that you can take the scents of Cambodia home with you. Their collection includes the Saarti signature range of hand poured Blessing Bowl Candles as well 100% natural Pure Essentials Oils.
Address: 18A Hap Guan Street
Opening Hours: Thu – Tue: 10am – 6pm, Wed: closed
Smateria was established in 2006 by two Italian friends. They both believed “One man’s junk is another man’s treasure”. Whether it is their ‘Net Bags’ made from rolls of discarded protection nets from construction sites or funky bags and wallets made from recycled moto seats, the innovation will delight you. A team of 20 craftspeople transform thrown-away plastic bags into desirable accessories. Smateria outsources much of the handiwork to the family members of their staff. Free training is offered to the family members and sewing machines are provided on an interest-free rent to own agreement.
Location 1: Preah Sangreach Tep Vong St
Location 2: Siem Reap International Airport
Opening Hours: Every day: 10am – 6pm
10Theam’s House Gallery
Theam’s House’s showroom and inspiring tropical garden make this a visit to remember, while the workshop allows visitors to observe the artists creating Lacquer ware paintings or wood and stones sculptures. With over 10 years of experience as the artistic director of Artisans d’Angkor, Lim Muy Theam, a Cambodian who studied at one of France’s most prestigious art and design schools, decided to start his own project. He trained a team of local artisans and reconnected them with Cambodia’s creative past, giving the works of art authentic ancestral flair.
Address: Street 30, 100m after Cosmic High School
Opening Hours: 8am – 6pm every day