With two days in Siem Reap, you can check off Angkor Wat's highlights, but also sample street food, catch a show, cruise a lake, and learn more about Cambodian country life. Read on to find out how.
Siem Reap Art Center
Hospital Street, Siem Reap, Cambodia
The Siem Reap Art Center Night Market, also known as the Siem Reap Art Center (SAC), sits downtown, just across the river from the Old Market. Visit to browse the stalls, shop for souvenirs, and enjoy some local snacks. Prices are negotiable, and it’s worth looking around before you buy as many stores have similar stock.The bridge across the river, near the market, is a great location for night photography.
Things to Know Before You Go
The Siem Reap Art Center Night Market is a popular place to shop for souvenirs.
Be aware that fakes are common, and some goods come from factories in China.
Bring an eco-friendly bag for your shopping to avoid creating plastic waste.
Goods tend to be piled high, making it tough to navigate the market in a wheelchair.
How to Get There
The Siem Reap Art Center Night Market is in the center of downtown, an easy stroll south of Pub Street, and just across the river from the Old Market (Phsar Chas). If you’re coming from further afield, you might wish to hire a private driver as there is no public transportation in the city.
When to Get There
The Siem Reap Art Center Night Market is open from morning until quite late at night, seven days a week. There’s a free classical Khmer classical dance show most evenings, so consider timing your visit to catch the performance.
Souvenirs to Buy in Siem Reap
The checked cotton scarf known as a “krama” is a classic Cambodian souvenir, while Kampot pepper makes a great addition to any kitchen. Pick up a lacquered elephants from the Theam’s House gallery or a carved wood kitchenware from the Old Market, or use up your duty-free allowance on Sombai liqueur.
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