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Shopping in Cambodia

28/10/16 15:48 1063

Shopping in Cambodia is not like in Bangkok or Singapore in the South East Asia. But when you travel to Phnom Penh or Siem Reap, don't miss some local market to buy some local souvenirs or just have some window shopping for local lives.

Here are the list of some popular shopping places in Cambodia


1- Russian Market: the Russian Market gets its name from the 1980s when it was first popular with foreigners, most of whom were Russian. These days you’ll find expats, locals and tourists from all over the world.

Address: Corner of streets 440 and 155, South of Mao Tse Toung Boulevard, Boeung Keng Kang 3,

Opening hours: 06:00 AM to 17:00 PM

2- Central Market (PhsarThmei):

it’s worth a look even if you’re not hunting for souvenirs or knick-knacks

Opening Hours: 07:00 to18:00 Address:

Address: Street 130, one block East of Monivong Boulevard

3- Aeon Shopping Mall ( modern building)

: The 68,000-square-metre Aeon Mall, opened mid-2014 after 18 months of construction, has given Phnom Penh a world-class shopping mall, the invester is Japanese.

Opening Hours: 09:00to 22:00 (the cinema, bowling and the wine bistro, Terrace, are accessible until midnight).

Address: Sotheros Boulevard, Tonle Bassac next to the Sofitel

4- Night Market (PhsarReathrey):

The Night Market is a popular spot for tourists and locals

Opening Hours: Weekends only, Friday to Sunday from 17:00 until midnight

Location: Riverside, just past Street 108


1- Angkor Night Market:

Angkor Night Market consists of over 200 bamboo huts selling a wide range of clothing and handicrafts by local communities and non-governmental organizations

Founded in 2007 to preserve traditional Khmer handicrafts and improve the lives of Khmer people

Opening Hours: 16:00 – 24:00

Address: Off Sivatha Boulevard, Siem Reap

2- Old Market: The Old Market is the oldest Khmer market in Siem Reap, where locals shop for fresh produce and household items in the early morning. Also known as Phsar Chas Opening Hours: Daily 07:00 – 20:00

Location: Psar Chas Road, Siem Reap

The Night Market is a popular spot for tourists and locals

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Cambodia have many different public holidays, Like the Western countries, the people work 8 hours a day at the office, shcool (7am-11am or 1pm-5pm), and it is a Buddhist country, the people must stop working to respect their national religion.
Cambodia’s official currency is the riel, but you’ll see many people using the US Dollar to pay for everyday expenses. Don’t be fooled into changing dollars into riel at the land border crossings! The touts will tell you that the dollar is now not used anymore, so you have to change into riel at their ridicolous low exchange rate.
Watch all the warning when you travel in the countryside, stay on clear pathways as there may be landmines or unexploded ordnance. At the more remote crossing points, conditions can be basic. Don't travel by yourself to some jungle without any sign of warnings. Because the landmines & unexplosive are still big problem after the war.
Cambodia is a tropical humid country, the heat and the change of climate could cause the sickness for you. If you visit in the hot season, the heat is a big problem for your touring. Wearing the hat, drinking much clean water is alway the best advice. You also never know what happens on your trip, especially some unfortunate case of diarrhoea. You should bring your pharmacy in case. Sometimes you even can not find your right medicine in the places you travel.
For most visitors to the Kingdom, visa are obtainable upon arrival at both Phnom Penh and Siem Reap International Airports in Phnom Penh and Siem Reap.
Cambodia can be visited at any time of year. The ideal months are December and January, when humidity levels are relatively low, there is little rainfall and a cooling breeze whips across the land, but this is also peak season when the majority of visitors descend on the country.
Cambodia might be one of South East Asia’s smallest countries, the country was most destroyed by Pol Pot in the 1970s, but getting to become an highlight in South East Asia. Cambodia is well- known for its Angkor Wat Temple which were built in the 12th Century, and listed as a World's Heritage Wonder.