Made in Cambodia Market, a must see when in Siem Reap
There are a lot of colorful and beautiful jewelry, arts, clothes, toys, homewares, cosmetics and gifts to be found at the Made in Cambodia Market. In this market, everything on display and sold is made locally in Cambodia. This market is unlike every other market in Cambodia, where the majority of their products are the generic offers from Thailand, China or Vietnam. Here, the buyers can buy knowing that local families are benefiting directly from the purchase and everything is Fair Trade.
The Made in Cambodia Market, in Siem Reap, is now open seven days in a week opening from 12pm – 10pm. Many people follow their Facebook page to have the full details of how they operate.
There are some great restaurants around the market, so after shopping around or just viewing theses wonderful products, you have a chance to unwind at the various cafes and restaurants available. There are exceptionally great food options available, ranging from Sushi at Wagokoro to the authentic Italian from Terrazzo.
Their Facebook page gives information that would really help the way you plan to buy on your next trip there.
Why This Market Should Be Supported
- You Are Helping the Locals: One thing is very certain; for every item bought at this market, the individuals and everyone involved sells and produces product are being helped..
- Tourists Get to Buy Souvenir: this market has become popular and a lot of tourists are now using the Made in Cambodia Market for that perfect holiday souvenir or gift.
- Creativity Is Unleashed: At this market, school children are also allowed to display their wares. And, this is a very good chance for them to improve their level of creativity. They would be able to cook up better ideas. Not only that, but they would also be made to learn how to market and make good sales of their products.
- A Source of Income for the Disable: A handicraft company, Cambolac, has taken it upon themselves to employ vulnerable people from Angkor's Park. This company allows themselves to unleash the genius in these disables. Afterwards, they would take these products to Made in Cambodia Market to sell. To get these products into perfection, another company, Ammo Jewelry, take it upon themselves to train these disable people. Immediately they have been trained to be designers, the company would allow them to be independent designers. After the sales, these companies would then return a certain percentage of the sale to these designers.
Made in Cambodia market is one that should be encouraged and should be regularly visited. Many of those that visit market had testified to the ease with which they bought goods and haggled the prices of goods. The Made in Cambodia Market is highly recommended by our guest as well.