Cambodia is a famous country for destinations which bring fully traditional beauty and unique culture of the Cambodian. Siem Reap is one of ideal destinations of Cambodia with many interesting things waiting for tourists.
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. The market founders were careful not to create a tourist park. Instead of warehouse-liked setting as in often case, you will find smoothly laid out huts built from natural materials such as bamboo, wood, etc and designed beautifully in Khmer style. Over the years, the night market has about 240 souvenirs shops which sells traditional Cambodian made handicrafts from clothing’s, silk, painting and photography’s, jewelries, wood and stone carvings. Read more: travel to Cambodia
It is truly a fun and experience to explore, dine, chill and shop after dark. The goods sold here, primarily by local communities as well as non-governmental organizations; encompass traditional handicraft items. The biggest plus point is that majority of items you will come across here cannot be seen elsewhere.
If you are a promoter of green living, then the “Angkor Recycled” within the night market will interest you, with an extensive range of bags, wallets, purses and pouches made from recycled materials. Likewise, to take back home some stunning pieces of Khmer art and unique household items, be sure to stop by the night market’s Khmer Boutique, boasting of a vast array of traditional images and statutory carved out in stone or embellished in metals like silver and brass. Another interesting shopping spot in the market is the Pich Reamker Shop, with merchandise including theatrical masks and headwear made using authentic, traditional methods. Read more: Cambodia tours
After a tiring shopping you can pamper yourselves with original Dr. Fish massage, Body and Feet massage, spa or relax at our two bars. The Island bar with its impressive bamboo tower and tiered lamp which you cannot see in any other bars here in Siem Reap, Cambodia or the secluded Brick House bar with its thatched roof and large bamboo furniture’s blend a relaxed stylishness surrounded by a tropical garden. Here also has a food court which offers Cambodian, Western, AsianCuisine and Cafe Puka Puka with its milk snow ice and tries many varieties of shisha flavors at Shisha bar.
Angkor Night Market is an ideal place for you to shop, dine in a vibrant contemporary Khmer environment and explore a unique Khmer culture.
The Indochina Voyages team.