Angkor night market - Cambodia Travel Guide

 
Many travelers believe that local markets are the most suitable places for you to learn about a new culture when you visit a new land. And some of the most authentic experiences in Siem Reap that you could have can easily be found at the Angkor Night market.
The Angkor Night market was the first night market in Siem Reap and even the whole of Cambodia, which was founded with the original purpose of helping preserve local Khmer handicrafts and enhance Khmer people’s living standards. Nowadays, this market has become an ideal place that is not only for shopping but also for eating and relaxing. The market was inaugurated in 2007 and situated at Sivatha Road, in the center of Siem Reap. There are over 200 stalls gathered at the market by local sellers or non-governmental organizations. In the market, you can easily find a various range of goods, from clothes, handicrafts to souvenir photos, statues… Besides, there is a lot of things to enjoy, local food, street performances… The stalls are just set up simply.

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Angkor Night market is opened from 17.00 to 24.00 from Monday to Sunday. Today there are many sprung countless copycats, but the original is always the best and worth your visit.
Among the long list of what to do at Angkor Night market, trying a traditional Khmer massage is a must-try thing when you arrive there. A pampering foot or body massage is a good choice after exploring Angkor Night Market’s shops or after a full-day tour. A traditional Khmer massage treatment will help us feel relax and soothe fatigued muscles by using a mixture of local herbs and white wine. A massage course would cost around 20USD for 1 hour.
If you wish to buy some souvenirs for your family or friends, Angkor Night Market has all you need. Souvenirs contain precious cultural values, such as silk paintings, shadow puppets, and intricate stone carvings embellished in silver or brass. The special thing about these craft products is that they are handmade. You can be surprised by the women who sit next to their looms and fluently manipulate multi-color threads in and out to create complicated detailed patterns. If you are looking for eco-friendly items, you can visit the ‘Angkor Recycled’ stall, which offers an extensive range of bags, wallets, purses, and pouches that are made from recycled materials.

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If you are passionate about the cuisine, you can taste the awesome local dishes and western delicacies, beers, cocktails, smoothies, beers, most are at a reasonable price. One unique local dish in Cambodia that is worth trying is roasted insects (spider, cricket…). Maybe you will need to overcome your fear to enjoy it. But it is not as terrible as you think, and you would have a memorable experience.
Since the Angkor Night Market is located on Siwatha Street near Pi Thnou Street, it’s easily reachable on foot if your hotel is in the center of Siem Reap. The staff of the hotel or any locals can show you the right way to the market. It would take about 10 minutes to walk.
If you decide to get a tuk-tuk, you just need to say the name “Angkor Night market” to the driver, they will surely know the way. The tuk-tuk costs around 1-2$. And please do not forget your exact hotel address when you come back.

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