Posts Tagged "souvenirs"

APAD 042: Colourful trinkets

Posted by on Nov 27, 2012 in A Photo a Day, Addicted to Meme, Cambodia life, Cycle 2, Expat Life, sights, That's My World, What's On in Cambodia | 0 comments

This is one of the reasons why I love visiting the Russian market, aka Psah Tuol Tumpong, these days:

souvenirs from Cambodia, colourful trinkets

These trinkets are lovely! Great as souvenirs to take back home or to give as presents this Christmas holiday.

They’re all so pretty and not to mention cheap. We only went to one shop and the moment we stepped inside, we were transported to a different world. My friend and and I felt like we were inside a candy store and everything there was what we wanted to bring home. We had a difficult time choosing amongst piles of vintage necklaces and bangles as well as earrings with semi-precious stones. We voved to go back next time and spend more time going through the displays.

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APAD 036: Pretty Cambodian silk scarves

Posted by on Nov 19, 2012 in Cambodia life, Cycle 2, sights, That's My World, What's On in Cambodia | 3 comments

Locally-made scarves and other products made from Cambodian silk are best-sellers in markets like Tuol Tompong. They come in gorgeous colours, patterns, and textures that appeal to a lot of tourists. Some are silky smooth while others have the roughness of a raw silk.

Cambodian silk scarves

You can find these scarves, and more souvenirs, at Tuol Tumpong market. It is also known as the Russian market.

Cambodia’s silk is amongst the best in the world and the tradition of silk production can be traced back during the great Angkorian times. However, this industry was destroyed during the long years of war, particularly during the reign of the Khmer Rouge where everything was demolished due to “cultural cleansing”. These days the silk industry is being revived and millions of dollars were pumped into this but it is still struggling due to a lot of factors.

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APAD 210: Souvenir paintings

Posted by on Nov 29, 2011 in A Photo a Day, Addicted to Meme, All things Khmer, Cambodia, Cambodia life, That's My World, travel, What's On in Cambodia | 0 comments

Bring home a piece of Cambodia …
The markets in Phnom Penh and Siem Reap offer you a wide array of selections, from silk items to silver and gold jewelry, to souvenir shirts and, below, paintings depicting anything and everything Khmer.

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APAD 189: Cambodian silk bags

Posted by on Oct 31, 2011 in A Photo a Day, Addicted to Meme, All things Khmer, Cambodia, Cambodia life, Shopping, What's On in Cambodia | 3 comments

Aren’t they pretty? They’re made from 100% Cambodian silk. These bags are priced based on how much silk was used.

Here, haggling is an art. One of these bags here can be had for less than $5, if you only know how to deal with the sellers.

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APAD 171: Souvenir Cambodian Tshirts

Posted by on Oct 6, 2011 in A Photo a Day, Addicted to Meme, All things Khmer, Cambodia, Cambodia life, That's My World, What's On in Cambodia | 7 comments

Tourists who want to bring home a piece of Cambodia are not disappointed because there are hundreds, and I mean hundreds, of souvenir shops all over the country. Ranging from beautiful silk cloths to  Angkorian and Buddhist-themed carvings, to silverwork and precious and semi-precious gems, to the most traditional  souveniris of all Cambodian souvenirs Рthe krama, a checkered, multi-purpose scarf unique only to Cambodia. However, most young tourists still prefer pretty funky Tshirts with deSIGNS like below:

Funky deSIGNS. I especially love the DRUNKNMUNKY shirt, don’t you?

They are made of cotton, come sin different colours, and sizes and they’re sold less than the price of a cheeseburger – so cheap!

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