There are many good shopping opportunities in and around Siem Reap. In the middle of the city center, you´ll find the Old Market and several Night markets, and you´ll find small stalls everywhere when walking around in all the little streets around Pub Street.
Unfortunately, lot of the souvenirs you find in these markets and stalls here are made in China. In fact, as much as around 80% of souvenirs sold in Siem Reap are imported from neighboring countries while local artisans struggle to compete with cheap machine made items.
So… to make sure your shopping is more responsible, we have made a little list for you to check out. Shop in ANY of these places and know that your money is spent wisely – giving back to the local community in Cambodia, creating jobs and a brighter future.