From Silver Jewellery to Pidan Silk – 5 Souvenirs You Can Take Back Home from Cambodia!

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Everybody loves to shop and bring home a souvenir that reminds them of the country they visited. Cambodia is no different since there’s an array of beautiful sculptured works, traditional products, and eye-catching handicrafts.

Some of the items in Cambodia are useful and work well as gifts for someone special or simply to amp up your existing home décor. Even though Cambodia cannot be considered as an attractive shopping hub in South East Asia as compared to Thailand or Singapore, but is definitely a destination that offers exclusive products made out of silk, bamboo, rattan, clay, and wood.

If you are not sure what to pick when in Cambodia, then here’s your guide to buy the top 5 souvenirs!

1. Custom-made silver jewellery and silverwares

As more travellers started flocking to this country, the demand for Cambodian silver Jewellery started to increase. In Cambodia, silver products are specially used in religious etiquettes that have been practiced since the 11th century. If you love accessorizing your outfits or adorning the little corners of your house with unique décor pieces, then a silver product with uniquely designed Khmer pattern is something you should bring back home.

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Where to buy: Garden of Desire

What to buy: Handcrafted silver jewellery

Location: The Passage - Pub Street Alley, Old Market Area, Siem Reap

Timings: 10 am – 10 pm

2. Copper arts

We’ve all known Cambodia’s long history of crafting traditional and skilful products. Amongst the rest, the slightly lesser known copper art hasn’t gained much attention due to its expensive nature. However, the copper artwork is worth every price since Cambodian artisans spend several days and hours sculpting copper pieces. You’ll find a lot of these artworks shaped similar to god figures. Hence, if you wish to bring back home a Cambodian spirit, an exclusive copper art piece will prove to be a great choice.

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Where to buy: Artisans d’Angkor

What to buy: Décor items, Tableware’s, Stone Statues

Location: Chantiers-Ecoles Stung Thmey, Street, Krong Siem Reap, Cambodia

Timings: 7.30 am – 6.30 pm

3. Cambodian silk

In Cambodia, silk is still handmade using customary methods with patterns dyed into the threads prior to weaving silk. There are various products made of silk including dresses, scarfs, purses, and handbags which are all easy and light to carry. While there’s a massive range of silk and silk products across the country, Khmer silk, and Pidan silk tops the list and is easily available everywhere. So, if you are looking for something authentic, be ready to spend some good amount.

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Where to buy: Made in Cambodia Market

What to buy: Cambodian silk cloth, silk dress, silk scarf

Location: Street 27, Achar Sva St, Krong Siem Reap, Cambodia

Timings: 12 pm – 10 pm

4. Krama – a traditional cotton scarf

If you want to take back home a memorable reminder of your trip, then you should definitely purchase a Krama, a traditional scarf. The locals use it in various ways, right from rolling up around the head to using it as an accessory around the neck or to carry infants. Originally, the traditional fabric was always available in only two colours – red and white – but now, many colours have got added to it.

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Where to buy: Russian Market

What to buy: Krama traditional Khmer

Location: St 163, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Timings: 6.30 am – 5 pm

5. Kampot pepper

Kampot pepper from Cambodia’s southern province is known to foodies all over the world. A pinch of this pepper to any dish works more than merely a flavor enhancer. Produced across Kampot province, this spice is abundantly available in all the markets and is known to have a delicate, strong, and aromatic touch, all thanks to the pleasant climate. This kind of gift from Cambodia cannot be missed!

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Where to buy: The Kampot Pepper shop

What to buy: Kampot pepper

Location: 46 Old Market Street (3,484.79 km), 07000 Kampot, Cambodia

Timings: 8 am – 8 pm

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