Top 10 Best Souvenirs & Gifts to Buy in Cambodia

Cambodia Arts and Handicrafts

When traveling, people often buy souvenirs to bring home a few memories of their travel destination. Among thousands of similar souvenirs, what product is worth to buy, and what product should leave behind. Here, we listed the top 10 Cambodian souvenirs you may like to put into your luggage to come back home in your Cambodia Tour Package.

Top 5 Best Cambodia Souvenirs

Textiles & Batiks

Cambodia is a country that has a long history of silk and cotton textile with eye-catching colors and designs. The art of batik fabrics in which people use a special dyes method to pain colorful detail and fabric is considered one of the most popular styles of Cambodian textiles.

Textile and Batiks cambodian souvenirs

Where to Find

Tourists can find handwoven textiles in many villages in the rural area of Cambodia where batiks are much more one-of-a-kind. You can also find for yourself a colorful textile in the Institute for Khmer traditional textile situated in Siem Reap. Have you ever heard about Russian Market? Had that name because there are so many Russian tourists visit this is to look for a high-quality textile and silks.

Woven Mats

Tourists may feel familiar with woven mats when traveling to Cambodia. Because of the extremely hot weather, Cambodian families prefer to use woven mats rather than mattresses and couches. Woven mats are used for different purposes like sleeping in hot weather, sitting on when guests visit, praying in the temple. The mats are made from different types of materials like grass, rattan, and other natural products. An ornate handmade woven mat requires the worker careful craftsmanship and traditional skills, so it quite time-consuming to create a mat. Thanks to the development of technology, it is much faster to make a mat; therefore tourists can find woven mat easily all around the streets.

weaving mat souvenirs in cambodia

Where to Find

These mats can roll easily and not take much space, so tourists are able to put in their suitcase. You can find beautiful ornate woven mats in villages around Cambodia like Osmose Project at Preak Toal, near Tonle Sap Lake.

Soaps & Candles

Thanks to the diversification in nature, Cambodia tends to use lots of natural ingredients to create scented products like candles and soaps. These are totally natural made and have unique smells and ingredients like Kampot pepper or lemon-grass. Soaps and Candles are very suitable to become a gift that brings Cambodia smells to your home. Khmer curry is one of the most favorite scents in Cambodia that may help you experience unforgettable scents in your life.

soap cambodian souvenirs

Where to Find

Senteurs Angkor in Siem Reap committed that once tourists walk into their store they will be struck by an explosion of the natural senses. Moreover, the store also uses a package made from an environmentally friendly material like a sugar palm tree which is a recyclable and quickly renewable resource. Buying their product, the tourists contribute to help the lives of people in a difficult situation because 10% of their employee is disabled people.

Silverware & Silver Jewelry

Many people who came to Cambodia said that silver pieces of jewelry are a must-buy item. Normal jewelry often contains 70-80% of pure silver and prices are derived from a combination of weight and artistry. Most of the silver jewelry is imported from Indonesia.

teapot and teacup what to buy in cambodia

Where to Find

Nowadays, the Cambodia economy has surged dramatically; so many silver shops have appeared in Phnom Penh. Other stores are in the village center such as Tul Mau, nearly 30km north of the city.

Betel Nut Boxes

These boxes besides serving for decoration, also are the reflection of the owner’s status regarding the size, the material, and design. These boxes are mainly made from silver with ornate design and crafted to animal shapes. The manufacture of these boxes is mostly handmade because of the complicated and craftsmanship traditional skills.

betel nut boxes cambodia souvenirs

Top 5 Recommended Cambodian Souvenirs & Gifts

Rice Paper Printed

This souvenir is made by putting a rice paper on a shape derived from a bas-relief carving from temples of Angkor, then lighted rubbed over with soft charcoal. Rice paper printed will look more attractive when being framed. The big advantages of this souvenir are small size, decorative, meaningful, and affordable.

Cambodian rice paper printed cambodia souvenirs

Sculpture Reproductions

Cambodia has incredible reproductions and copies technique at very reasonable prices. The local craftsmen will use the mined stone that also used to construct the ancient temple to produce sculptures. With skillful hands, these sculpture reproductions have even tricked some experts. In the Cambodia market, tourists can find bronze images of petit statues, Buddha figures, heads, etc. These figures are allowed to export freely, however, if you pass by Thailand on the way home, remember that exporting Buddha-figures is permitted.

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Cambodian Silks

Silk is one of the most famous souvenir products of Cambodians. It is very tempting to know that Khmer local people still use traditional weaving methods to make handmade silk. Tourists can easily find a scarf, cloth, dress, purse, and many other silk products in eye-catching designs in the market.

silk cambodia souvenirs

Where to Find

Koh Dach, which located 15km Phnom Penh, is a small island famous for unique handmade Cambodian silk. The price per product is quite reasonable about $3 USD, but they even cheaper if you buy a large amount at once.

Copper Arts

This is one of Cambodia’s most long history and skillful traditional craftsmanship. Compare to other products, copper are is not the same familiar because of heavyweight and expensive prices. However, copper artwork worth to be highlighted. Artisans spend hours to sculpture pieces of copper on ornate designs. Many of these artworks are shaped according to god spirits and figures, including Buddha.

Bronze art and handicraft souvenirs in cambodia

Where to Find

Artisan d’Angkor is a famous place for how these incredible artworks are made and choose one to bring home.

Mekong Quilts

These quilts are produced by the Cambodian women in the rural area to support their living; these quilts can be durable for a lifetime. These quilts attract tourists for vivid colors and beautiful ornate design. Mekong quilts are the perfect gift for friends and families.

Mekong Quilts cambodia souvenirs

Whether you’re shopping in bustling markets or browsing boutique shops, the treasures you find will serve as lasting mementos of your unforgettable journey. Don’t miss the opportunity to bring home a piece of Cambodia’s beauty and heritage as you embark on our Cambodia tour.

3 thoughts on “Top 10 Best Souvenirs & Gifts to Buy in Cambodia


    Hi we need to source he above from Cambodia, but not able to find a sourcing agent in Siam Reap and Phnom Penh. Can u help us.

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