With its markets, boutiques, shopping centers, traditional craft centers, silk carpet specialists, design shops and malls, there is always somewhere nearby where you can indulge yourself.
From the smart boutiques in the luxury hotels and resorts to the open-air covered markets all over town, the variety and choice of items will astonish you. For more basic shopping needs, convenience stores and supermarkets are located all over town.
For a slice of Cambodian life while you shop, Siem Reap's open-air covered markets are a must. The Old Market in the French Quarter is best for curios and souvenirs. The New Market on Airport Road is where the locals shop for food and general needs. For the real Cambodia, visit Phsar Leu Thom Market. The Angkor Night Market in the heart of town is great for just about everything.
Angkor Shopping Center
Ankor Shopping Center is an internationally flavoured, two-storey mall opposite the Royal Gardens selling ready made and custom gold jewelry, a wide selection of silks, traditional crafts, silver and food. On the third floor, there is a Hong Kong-style Chinese restaurant and bar.
National Silk Center
Located 16kms west of Siem Reap, the Silk Center is a fascinating mix of silk farm and shop where visitors can see the entire process from silkworm to finished product, including mulberry bushes, silkworm breeding, spinning, dyeing and looming. On site, the Artisan d'Angkor shop has lovely silk clothing.
Asia Craft Center
This unique showroom stocks good quality traditional Khmer handicrafts such as lacquerware, carvings and inlaid marble paintings as well as examples from Southeast and South Asia. Located on the Angkor Wat road, it also features silk carpets from Kashmir.
The studio of interior designer and artist Jean-Pierre Obriot is at his Sivatha Road gallery, featuring contemporary Cambodian art based on Buddhist spirituality together with exclusively designed home decor products.
The Red Gallery
American photographer John McDermott, whose famous photos of Angkor Wat are in Cambodia's National Museum, recently opened his second gallery in Siem Reap. Red Gallery is stylish and small, featuring paintings, photos and sculptures from local artists.
Pich Reamker Shop
If you're fascinated by Khmer dance and drama, this gallery is for you. It offers traditionally made and authentic theatrical headgear and masks, with each example unique and beautifully crafted.