The Angkor Night Market is located near Sivatha Street, which is also a popular shopping place. This outdoor market was established in 2007 to conserve traditional Khmer handicrafts and better the living conditions of the local Khmer people. The market is sponsored by international non-profit organizations. Unlike other markets in SE Asia region, Angkor night market consists of more than 250 shops built in traditional Khmer style made of Bamboo selling various varieties of products.
- Some of the popular items sold include textiles, souvenirs, handicrafts, silverware, pottery, paintings and artworks.
- Shops also sell wooden and intricate stone carvings, silk fabrics, shadow puppets made of Chinese silk, handmade jewelry, handbags and purses. You need to bargain for some of the products as the shopkeepers usually tend to quote higher prices for the tourists.
- If you want to purchase eco-friendly products, head to this recycled shop names Angkor recycled, where there are different recyclable products like clothes, wallets, jute bags, and travel pouches.
- Among the jewellery, products made of silver is the most popular in the market as silver products are an important part of religious activities in Cambodian households. You will find all types of silver products from little statues to rings to handmade chains and earrings.
There are many cafes, restaurants and pubs for you to stop by and relax after shopping. They serve a wide range of cuisines from the local Khmer to continental at these restaurants. Also, these hangout places contribute to the bustling market with their neon lights and music. You can also check out the massage and spa bars specialised in Khmer massage, which is one of the popular Cambodian experiences for travellers.
Massage: It costs about 20 USD for a 1-hour massage, where you will be rejuvenated with scrubs made of local herbs, wine and other essential oils.