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Shopping in Phnom Penh

ShoppinginPhnomPenh,PhnomPenhDestinationGuide,CambodiaIf your Phnom Penh holiday feels incomplete without a healthy dose of shopping, plan a day or two of retail therapy in the vibrant Central Market, bargain hunting for brands in the Russian Market and a taste of modern Phnom Penh in the City Mall. Pick up a pair of custom-made shoes or get your clothes made-to-order. Shopping in Phnom Penh is taken to an all new level.

Beautiful silver artefacts, paintings depicting modern life in Cambodia as well as some traditional art all make wonderful souvenirs of your time here.

Below we have provided some helpful information about shopping in Phnom Penh, as well as some interesting shops to visit during you holiday. You can also check out more information about shopping in Cambodia in general in our Cambodia Shopping Guide. After a busy and exhilarating shopping trip, why not kick back, relax, and enjoy an authentic Cambodian meal at one of the many great Phnom Penh restaurants.

Phnom Penh Shopping Guide

Today there is more to shopping in Cambodia than the artefacts and souvenir items that you normally buy. Contemporary Cambodian artists are emerging with their unique art, which is definitely worth buying. Phnom Penh and Siem Reap also have great boutiques and galleries, which showcase the best in Southeast Asian art, art deco furniture, home décor, and fashion in Khmer silk. You can visit the boutiques on Street 240, the riverfront, Boeung Keng Kang 1 and Art Street to have a look at these emerging trends in Cambodia.

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Handmade products, especially art and handicrafts, are worth picking up on your holiday here. Shoes are well crafted and silk is generally of good quality, so you could pick out some nice scarves or other silk products as gifts for friends and family back home.

As a treat to yourself, why not get some custom-made clothes tailored just for you? Or visit a local boutique and pick something typically Cambodian off the rack. If you love collecting shoes, then get a pair made for you by a local store in 3-4 days. Other top notch buys include silverware and Buddha figures.

Handicrafts 

There are quite a few stores in Phnom Penh selling handicrafts, silk, carvings, jewelry, leather bags, greeting cards and various other items whose proceeds go directly to assisting disadvantaged Cambodians including land mine and polio victims, the disabled and poor women. If you want to shop and also contribute to a good cause, some stores to try are NCDP Handicrafts and Wat Than Handicrafts on Norodom Blvd, Colours of Cambodia and Rajana.

Phnom Penh is a shopper’s delight when it comes to buying Cambodian silk, both as yards of material or crafted into dresses, sarongs, scarves and handicrafts. Cambodian silk is a prized possession if you love silk. The silk is hand spun after dyeing it by the traditional ‘ikat’ method.

Phnom Penh also offers a wide range of carvings in Buddhist, Hindu and Angkorian themes, and made in stone, brass and wood. Apart from all this, there is something that is unique to Cambodia and a must buy –  ‘Krama,’ a checked scarf that is a traditional Khmer piece of clothing made both in cotton and silk.

Markets in Phnom Penh

The Central Market

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Phnom Penh's famous New Market or Psar Thmei, better known as the Central Market, is a large covered marketplace close to the riverfront Sisowath Quay where you can buy anything under the sun! From bright sprays of fresh flowers to watches, sunglasses and even videogames, you will find stalls peddling all kinds of goods. Set in an Art Deco building from the 1930s a visit here can make for an interesting day of shopping in Phnom Penh.

The Russian Market

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The Russian Market in Phnom Penh or Psar Toul Tom Poung is the place to head to for authentic designer and branded goods at heavily discounted prices. Since a number of brands from the west source their garments and accessories here, products that do not meet their stringent quality norms (a faulty label, a slightly lighter or darker shade of dye than the designer wanted and other such 'defects') are sold here at low prices.

 

Shopping Tips

To support the local heritage and culture, try and buy products from shops displaying the Heritage Friendly Business Logo. These outlets and manufacturers are doing their bit to keep traditional arts and handicrafts alive so Cambodia's legacy is carried forward for future generations.

You can pay for most things in Cambodian Riel or lower denomination US dollar notes. ATMs accepting international cards are also present and some dispense dollars. You could also convert your money to local currency at authorised money changers. Travellers' cheques are extremely hard to encash even at banks, so avoid taking any valued higher than 100 USD.


Silk and Handicraft

Artisan d'Angkor
#12AE0, Street 13 (opposite the Post Office),Phnom Penh , Cambodia
Tel: 023-992409
Website: http://www.artisansdangkor.com
ArtWood
#23, Street 294, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Tel: 090-249999, 076-2249999
Website: http://www.artwood.asia

Hidden Treasures
#9Eo, Street 148, 20m off the river, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Tel: 012-717212
Website: http://www.asiaartsnantiques.com
Happy Painting Gallery
No. 313, Sisowath Quay
Tel: (855-23) 726 100
Email: info@happypainting.net

NCDP Handicrafts
No. 3, Norodom Boulevard
Tel: (855-23) 210 140; 213 734
Email: ncdp@forum.org.kh
Asasax Art Gallery
#192, Street 178 (near Royal Palace), Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Tel: 012-363030
Website: http://www.asasaxart.com.kh

Orange River
FCC Building, #361, Sisowath Quay
Tel: (855-23) 214 594
Email: orangeriver@online.com.kh
Bamboo Company Indochine
#7, Street 178, near the riverfront, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Email: bambouindochine@yahoo.com

Orient
No. 245, Sisowath Quay
Tel: (855-23) 215 308
Email: orient@online.com.kh
Bliss
#29, Street 240, Phnom Penh Cambodia
Tel: 023-215754
Website: http://blissspacambodia.com

Rajana
No. 170, Street 450/on the edge of the Russian Market at Street 163
Tel: (855-23) 364 795
Email: 012789350@mobitel.com.kh
Website: http://www.rajanacrafts.org/
Color
#168, Street 13 (across from Friends Restaurant), Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Tel: 095-787768
Website: http://colorvintageclothing.blogspot.com/

Rehab Craft Cambodia
#69, Street 315
Tel: (855-23) 880 574
Email: rcc@camnet.com.kh
Bodia Nature
No. 10, Street 178, Phnom Penh
Tel: +855 (0)97 7446 367
Email: bodia-nature.bumanager@geolinkgroup.com.kh
Website: http://www.bodia-nature.com/indexus.cfm

Bodia Nature
No. 10, Street 178, Phnom Penh
Tel: +855 (0)97 7446 367
Email: bodia-nature.bumanager@geolinkgroup.com.kh
Website: http://www.bodia-nature.com/indexus.cfm
Wat Than Handicrafts
Norodom Boulevard
Tel: (855-23) 216 321
Email: watthan@wvi.org

Couleurs d'Asie
1) #33, Street 240, Phnom Penh, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Tel: 023-221075
Email: info@couleursdasie.net
Website: http://cloueursdasie.net
CYK Handicraft
. #67, Sothearos Blvd, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Tel: 023-210849
Email: CYKPP@online.com.kh

DoriThy Gallery
#9E1, Street 278, between Streets 57 & 63, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Tel: 012 661552
Website: http://www.dorithy.net
Daugthers of Cambodia
#65Eo, Street 178, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Tel: 077-657678
Website: http://www.daughtersofcambodia.org

DaunPenh House
Lot 8, Sisowath Quay, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Tel: 081-628628, 081-618618
Website: http://www.daunpenhhouse.com
Friend@240
#32Eo, Street 240, next to the Royal Palace, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Website: http://www.friends-international.org

Friend 'n' Stuff
#215, Street 13, at Friends, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Website: http://www.friends-international.org
Happy Painting Gallery
Phnom Penh Intl. Airport (Domestic terminal), Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Tel: 023-726100
Email: stef@happypainting.net
Website: http://www.happypainting.net

i Chine Decor
#85, Sothearos Blvd., Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Tel: 023-220873
Email: ichingdecor@online.com.kh

Local Markets

Central Market
Central Market, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Russian Market
Russian Market, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Night Market
Night Market, Phnom Pen h, Cambodia
Pencil Shopping Center
#15 Street 214, Phnom Penh Cambodia

Psar Kandal
Psa Kanda, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Old Market (Psa Chhas)
Old Market (Psa Chhas) Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Orussey Market
Orussey Market, Phnom Penh Cambodia
Olympic Market
Street 286, Chamkamorn, Phnom Penh, Cambodia


Shopping Center

Sorya Shopping Center
Street 63 (South of centre market), Phnom penh Cambodia
Bayon Market
33-34 Street 114, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Tel: (023) 881 266

Lucky Supermarket
No. 160, Preah Sihanouk Blvd, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Tel: 023 224 487
Website: http://www.luckymarketgroup.com
City Mall
Prampir Makara Monireth Boulevard, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Tel: (0)23 883 137