Top 10 Cambodian Souvenirs

Tourism in Cambodia has been growing intensively during the last decade. No wonder, you have already heard about one of the World’s Wonders – the Angkor Wat Temples. After a fantastic time in Cambodia, you will definitely want to take something back home to strengthen your happy memories and bring joy to your beloved ones. Keep in mind the list of ten famous Cambodian souvenirs to find something special for yourself.

 

1. Cotton Scarves

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Large scarves made of cotton are one of the most popular souvenirs in Cambodia. These scarves are a multifunctional product that somewhat resembles the national clothes of the peoples from Southeast Asia. It can be used as protective clothing from the sun and heat, as well as for any other situations in which this product may come in handy.

 

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2. Stone Souvenirs

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In Cambodia, there are many professional stone carvers, so you can also bring home copies of figures and sculptures of Khmer temples.

 

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3. Cambodian souvenirs- Jewelry

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Jewelry made of precious and semiprecious stones are popular in Cambodia. You will find an excellent choice of the rocks, such as rimmed and uncorrected rubies, sapphires, emeralds, spinels and others. Tourists only need to remember the limit on export of precious stones, so you should not buy a lot.

 

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4. Wooden Souvenirs

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Among wooden souvenirs, the figures of Buddha are the most popular. You can buy them almost everywhere, especially near the temples. They will be a beautiful reminder of the trip. And, if you believe the local people, they will possibly bring luck and wealth.

 

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5. Painting

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Recently, local colorful art has become very popular, with some primitiveness. Sometimes these are children’s drawings made with oil on wooden plaques. By buying them, you not only buy an exotic souvenir from a distant country but also help small artists to get an elementary education.

 

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6. Rice

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Although rice is a necessary element of Asian dishes in all the countries, it has a special taste and flavor in Cambodia. Perhaps, it’s a result of the cruel Pol Pot times when all the Cambodian population was forced to grow rice. But nowadays you can easily distinguish Cambodian rice from any other.

 

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7. Cookery

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There are different kinds of food, which are unique in Cambodia. Black and white peppers from the province of Kampot are incredibly popular worldwide.

 

And finally, you can take special Cambodian coffee, palm sugar, wild honey from the jungle, dried ginger, and different spices.

 

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8. Leather Products

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On the Cambodian markets, you will find many leather products, such as handbags, wallets, clutches, and belts. The most exotic products are made of crocodile, python and ostrich skin. It’s cheap to buy natural leather products in Southeast Asia.

 

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9. Natural Silk

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Authentic silky pants-aladdins of various colors are especially popular among tourists. Moreover, you can find all kinds of scarves, and bag for 2-6 dollars, depending on the density of the silk product.

 

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10. Watches

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Cambodia is famous for fantastic watch production with precious metals and stones. Don’t be surprised when you will find “fake” copies of well-known brands of watches. They can hardly be distinguished from the originals, but the price is sufficiently lower.

 

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