Shopping in Siem Reap, Siem Reap (Self Guided)

Siem Reap offers an exceptional shopping experience, thanks to the collection of Cambodian souvenirs, silks, contemporary art, and other goods offered. In the last few years, Siem Reap has witnessed an economic boom in new shops.
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Shopping in Siem Reap Map

Guide Name: Shopping in Siem Reap
Guide Location: Cambodia » Siem Reap (See other walking tours in Siem Reap)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 7
Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.0 km
Author: vickyc
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McDermott Gallery

1) McDermott Gallery (must see)

McDermott Gallery is a gallery as well as a shop. Inside the gallery, visitors will enjoy fine art such as photographs of Angkor and other locations inside Asia. Individuals may buy photos in limited quantities here, including work from John McDermott and other international artists.

Hours: Monday-Sunday 10:00 am – 10:00 pm
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The Passage

2) The Passage

The Passage is a large area packed with Cambodian shopping options. The Passage is technically a pedestrian street with several shops, boutiques, little galleries, cafés, as well as Khmer restaurants. The atmosphere of the street is very pleasant and relaxed.
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Phsar Chas - Old Market

3) Phsar Chas - Old Market (must see)

Phsar Chas translates into English as "Old Market." You will find this "Old Market" in the center of Siem Reap, and it is here where you'll indulge in a plethora of different Cambodian goods. Quite simply, Phsar Chas is Siem Reap shopping. The items are often colorful and bright, and include goods such as souvenirs, silks, and handicrafts.
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Psar Chaa Old Market

4) Psar Chaa Old Market

As Siem Reap is a city full of street markets, the visitors should know that Psar Chaa is one of the most famous. The market is located in the southern part of the city and is specialized in souvenirs and food. Visitors can enjoy delicious and quite cheap meals of Cambodian cuisine from the food stalls in the market.
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Cherry Blossom Boutique

5) Cherry Blossom Boutique

Cherry Blossom Boutique is a must visit for any woman. Cherry Blossom Boutique offers clothing made from natural handmade silk. The dresses are unique and of different colors, as the Cambodian silk is made by the traditional method, transmitted from generation to generation.
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Angkor Night Market

6) Angkor Night Market

Considered more special and pricey than other markets in Siem Reap, the Angkor Night Market is to be found at the back of Sivatha Road. The market is very popular as it is well arranged and nicely laid out with an infrastructure made of wood and bamboo. There can be found artworks, jewelry, silverwork, books and much more, along with nice dining areas.
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Central Market

7) Central Market

Central Market in Siem Reap features local goods, as well as souvenirs from Cambodia and Angkor. Most of the products you will buy from this market are of high quality. Central Market offers special souvenirs from old Khmer civilization, many of which are completely natural, handcrafted, and unique.

Walking Tours in Siem Reap, Cambodia

Create Your Own Walk in Siem Reap

Create Your Own Walk in Siem Reap

Creating your own self-guided walk in Siem Reap is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Angkor Thom Orientation Walk

Angkor Thom Orientation Walk

Siem Reap, the capital of the eponymous province in northern Cambodia, is a major tourist destination of South-East Asia, in large part due to its closeness to the ancient ruins of Angkor, dating back as far as the 9th–15th centuries, part of which is pictured on Cambodia’s national flag. Take this orientation walk to explore the top attractions of Angkor Thom.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.9 km
Siem Reap Nightlife

Siem Reap Nightlife

Siem Reap is traditionally visited for its temples from the ancient civilizations. However, the city also offers a casual nightlife for tourists who stay out after dark. Cambodia is well known for its Apsara dances, and one can expect to enjoy this special art when experiencing Siem Reap's nightlife.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 0.8 km
Siem Reap Temples

Siem Reap Temples

Siem Reap is famous for ancient Hindu temples. These temples serve as proof of the ancient Khmer civilization. Angkor Wat, or Angkor temple, features several remnants from this civilization. Explore old Hindu mythology, traditions, and religion with the Siem Reap Temples.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.3 km

Tips for Exploring City on Foot at Your Own Pace

Whether you are in Siem Reap for a quick stopover or have a few days to see the city in more detail, exploring it on foot, at your own pace, is definitely the way to go. Here are some tips for you to save money, see the best Siem Reap has to offer, take good care of your feet while walking, and keep your mobile device – your ultimate "work horse" on this trip - well fed and safe.

Taking Care of Your Feet


To ensure ultimate satisfaction from a day of walking around the city as big as Siem Reap, it is imperative to take good care of your feet so as to avoid unpleasant things like blisters, cold or overheated soles, itchy, irritated or otherwise damaged (cracked) skin, etc. Luckily, these days there is no shortage of remedies to address (and, ideally, to prevent) these and other potential problems with feet. Among them: Compression Socks, Rechargeable Battery-Powered Thermo Socks for Cold Weather, Foot Repair Cream, Deodorant Powder, Shoes UV Sterilizer, and many more that you may wish to find a place in your travel kit for.

Travel Gadgets for Your Mobile Device


Your mobile phone or tablet will be your work horse on a self-guided walk. They offer tour map, guide you from one attraction to another, and provide informative background for the sights you wish to visit. Therefore it is absolutely essential to plan against unexpected power outages in the wrong place at the wrong time, much as to ensure the safety of your device.

For these and other contingencies, here's the list of useful appliances: Portable Charger/External Battery Pack, Worldwide Travel Charger Adapter, Power Converter for International Travel Adapter, and Mobile Device Leash.