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TBJ TRAVELS CAMBODIA 3: Shopping In Cambodia + Travel Guide + Itinerary + Travel Cost


Laminated posters for sale at Pub street

If you're thinking of brand and luxury shopping, Siem Reap, Cambodia isn't the place to be, but if you're up for some of the most unique finds and spices, then you should make this city your next destination. I'm going to take you around Siem Reap for shopping!


This is a random post and I'll must about my awesome finds and recommendations as we go along.

Cambodian snacks- the supermarkets in Cambodia are home to some of the most exotic dried snacks such as boiled chicken leg, mushrooms, dried cuttlefish, and more; if you're the exotic snacker, take a trip to any of the supermarkets in Siem Reap for some good exotic snack finds; my favorite one is by Pub Street!

Of course I had to look for new beauty finds! Most of the beauty drugstores and supermarkets in Siem Reap feature pretty much the same brands that you'll find in Bangkok such as Bioderma, La Roche Posay, Avene, etc.; here's an interesting find, Bodia, an all- natural bath, body, and aromatherapy range that is proudly Cambodian.

For the shopping areas, the most popular are Angkor Night Market, Siem Reap Art Center, and Old Market; these markets are located within the same vicinity and they pretty much overlap each so it doesn't matter where you go; these markets are walkable from Pub Street.

Random cool find at Old Market: Aphrodisiacs! These wines have preserved cobras and scorpions in them as it is believed that they bring power and energy. Anyone dares to try these? :)

Siem Reap Art Center is one of the biggest shopping areas, just right across Pub Street; if you're looking for Cambodian fashion, jewelry, and bag finds, this is the place to be. I like this market because it's well lit and cleaner.

Here are some cool finds from Siem Reap Art Center:

Beddings, shawls, and runners; they're super affordable!

Statues, displays, and images carved from silver and pewter.

Gorgeous Kaftans and robes.

These are my hauls:

Bought these spices for our household and friends. I dub these my best buys from Siem Reap! #BecomingATita.

Shirts, bags, and other novelties from Siem Reap Art Center.

I purchased Bodia Rice Scrub and SK-II at the airport; the latter is not the essence, it's just the toner, but contains pretty much the same ingredients as the toner so I thought that it could be a good way to know if it will work on me or not before I make the big purchase.

That's all! Our last day in Cambodia will be all about food; check back for it! :)


Sharing with you the cost of our Siem Reap tours including the major transportation expenses. Please note that this may vary depending on the current exchange rate.

Check out my other Siem Reap diaries:



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16 Lovely Thoughts

  1. I would love to try the wine with preserved cobra and scorpions! My lolo will definitely try this too.. �� Thanks for the guide and for giving us ideas kung magkano gagastusin ��

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    1. You're welcome. The scorpion and cobra wines are too exotic for me hehe. :D

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  2. I like your hauls, so many spices. My husband loves spices. Super cute ng bag, owl. Will you post a review for Bodia Rice Scrub and SK-II? Will wait for it.

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  3. Those are amazing finds! I especially like the snack selections! The first thing I ask for when other people give pasalubongs from overseas if local delicacies! :) I also really like the beddings, would love to own one like those! I'll be waiting about the SK-II toner review because I've also been curious about their products but I'm not sure if they would mesh well with my skin type. Since we have practically the same skin type, your review would be a good reference because SK-II products are too expensive to just ignore when it doesn't work on you. :(

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    1. Agree! Would find time to use SK-II. I still have so many products to try in line. :p

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  4. Cobra ba yun na buhay? Gravity! Parang mas mura po bilihan sa Australia one of mu friend lives there and super afgordable daw po lahat ng bilihin. But, Cambodia is nice olace too

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    1. Dead and preserved already. Yes, Cambodia is a really nice place. :)

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  5. those shawls, kaftans and all those lovely print are drool worthy

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  6. Woohh! It's like going to provinces here in Philippine where you were able to see unusual stuffs. This is really amazing it makes me feel that I am travelling along with you. Thanks.

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  7. Thank you for this post Ms. M, madami pala exotic food sa Cambodia, kinikilabutan ako! Haha but i think i will enjoy buying spices- turmeric spotted!! And silk cloths, shawls.. Haha very tita move!! I love your owl bag. So unique!!

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  8. I'm so interested sa mga spices kase I really love to cook. and thank you for posting this specially the travel cost which is really important lalo na sa mga nagpaplan mag travel.Very helpful to.Thanks for sharing your travel experience and memories Ms.Martha.

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  9. Asian countries offers a lot of interesting places to visit and rare finds :) Cambodia has a lot of nice textile finds according to my boss who's a frequent flyer and gives me a pasalubong every time he comes home :D I wish someday I get to visit also to other countries!

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    1. Yes, you should put it in your must- visit list in Asia. I'd love to go back again! :)

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