Siem Reap Vistior Guide 59th

what to buy/shopping



Statues & Handicrafts Statues and carvings of traditional subjects, while a bit heavy to transport, make for distinctively Cambodian souvenirs. Most is hand carved by local artisans, some displaying truly fine artistry. Choose carefully to find the best individual piece.

Angkor Arts Diwo Gallery 1 & 2 Art Gallery

Tel: 092-930799, 092-876252 Featuring a selection of refined Khmer statues and Buddhas. The gallery also displays home decor, books and a permanent exhibition of Thierry Diwo's photography - a Cambodia-based French photog-

Other popular, locally made handicrafts include leather shadow puppets and ornate masks (used in traditional Cambodian theater, traditional musical instruments and items of locally made basketry. Silverwork

rapher and publisher in sepia color. Art works produced by Cambodian artists commissioned to create art with the same techniques and materials used by their ancestors: bronze, silver, stone and wood. Two locations: Diwo Gallery 1 in a lovely picturesque location outside town on the road to Tonle Sap. From the Wat Svay bridge follow Diwo signs. Exotic garden with two terraces for relaxing; Diwo Gallery 2 in the Old Market area on the riverfront road. 8:00AM - 9:00PM. S EE M AP P AGE 12

Silver areca containers are popu- lar traditional souvenirs. These hand pounded silver containers are shaped as animals and fruits, and are used to hold dried areca. (Areca nut, 'betel nut,' is a mild stimulant that is chewed. You may notice some, especially older women, with teeth stained black Cambodian Foods Take a bit of the flavor of Cambodia home with you. Spices, and Cambodian spice blends, teas, palm wine and spirits, and of special note, Kampot Cambodia produces some of the finest black pepper in the world, a perfect addition to any kitchen. Southeast Asian coffees are also notable for local designers are producing a wide range of clothing and accessories that bring a modern twist to tradi- tional designs and patterns. From bags created from the ubiquitous Khmer krama or stylish dresses patterned with the Cambodian ikat, in Siem Reap you'll find cloth- Contemporary Fashion Cambodia-based and

from years of chewing.)


Angkor Recycled Bags, Purses, Pouches... Old Market area, Street 11 Tel: 012-693318 Located between Old Market and Pub Street , Angkor Recycled carries a line of very popular recycled products that are as cool as they are function- al. Made from recycled rice bags

their deep, rich flavor.

and produced in Cambodia, these bags, purses, pouches, wallets and passport holders make for inex- pensive and truly unique gifts. S EE M AP P AGE 12

Claycult Cambodia Fashion Accessories ● Claycult Boutique (King'sRoadAngkor) ● Claycult Studio (Psar Chas Alley) ● Claycult Workshop (Men's Lane) Tel: 095-779369, 017-268227 Located in three locations within Siem Reap, Claycult Cambodia offers discerning ladies, a range of exquisite necklaces, bracelets

ing and accessories that are uniquely Cambodian. In the Old Market area there area a number of funky clothing shops selling fresh, new styles, many made with locally-sourced fabrics. Gems and Jewelry Gems are a tempting souvenir. Western and northeastern

Cambodia is a source of colored stones. The markets in Siem Reap are full of jewelers specializing in Cambodian sapphires, rubies, zir- con, topaz and garnet. Know something about gems and/or know the jeweler before spending

and earrings in addition to ceramic beads. Nothing Claycult creates is mass-produced. All of their items are handcrafted; from the digging and production of the clay to the rolling, shaping and painting of the beads to the creation of their beautiful jewellery. Claycult Cambodia, not just beautiful jewellery but something from the heart of this mystic land.

much money.

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