Fabric Shopping in Siem Reap, Cambodia

The husband and I went to Cambodia for our honeymoon last year and boy, it’s a charming country to visit. We spend 2 days in Phnom Penh and 5 days Siem Reap. The people are extremely friendly, food is amazing, beautiful sights – a very affordable place. The husband is an outdoor person while I prefer a more relaxing-shopping-chill itinerary, so we had a good mix of shopping, good food, chill and adventure. Can’t believe we got it all covered!

While in Siem Reap, we visited the Silk Farm owned by Artisans d’Angkor. It is a tour conducted by Artisans d’Angkor. We gathered at the workshop and went to the farm off city center in a mini bus. Over in the farm, we were introduced to the entire process of silk processing – from rearing of silk worms to the weaving and dying of the fibre.

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The husband was so intrigued by the whole process that he actually asked if I want to purchased some silk! At the end of the tour, we were given some time to look around the boutique that sells silk products, from fabric to garments, shawls and other little trinkets. I picked up a Dazzling Blue number from their sales selection at USD18/m.

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While in Phnom Penh, we also visited the Russian Market where I spotted a couple of fabric stores. I didn’t manage to buy anything from there because the owner was taking her.own.sweet.time. to cut 1 yard of fabric for me. We were in a rush to head to the airport and didn’t bother to wait. If not I might have explored the market in greater detail🙂

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