Senteurs d’ Angkor souvenirs shop

Senteurs d’ Angkor souvenirs shop

120606_lift11c

Let’s imagine for a second that you have friends, maybe even families, who are foreigners living outside of Cambodia. Now, you want to bring them back souvenirs that show what Cambodia is about: the nation, the people and the culture. Where would you go?

At Senteurs d’Angkor, on Street 178 just opposite the National Museum, Cambodian souvenirs and crafts are plentiful – and made from all-natural materials.

A tidy shop painted in a simple tri-colour palette of white, green and yellow, scents of lotus, jasmine and mango will put you at ease during your shopping experience.

The array of souvenirs was colourful. The tables were stocked with soaps, perfumes, moisturising creams, aromatic candles, incense, massage oils, coffee, honey, different kinds of pepper and even food ingredients for traditional amok and curry dishes.

Many of the soaps were made from natural lotus and jasmine, while some alcohol for sale was distilled with rice and infused with mango or ginger. Famous Kampot pepper was for sale, as well as Preah Vihear’s trademark honey and Ratannakiri’s savoury coffee.

Nou Chan Somaly, 27, a member of the sales staff at Senteurs d’Angkor, said: “All of the souvenirs in the shop are 100 per cent Cambodian products. The makers are Cambodian and all the materials are produced in Cambodia.”

She added that the price of souvenirs ranges from US$1 to $14.

MOST VIEWED

  • New US bill ‘is a violation of Cambodian independence’

    After a US congressmen introduced bipartisan legislation that will enact sanctions on Cambodian officials responsible for “undermining democracy” in the Kingdom, government officials and the ruling Cambodian People’s Party on Sunday said they regarded the potential action as the “violation of independence and sovereignty

  • Long way to go before Cambodia gets a ‘smart city’

    Phnom Penh, Siem Reap and Battambang will struggle to attain smart city status without adopting far reaching master plans, according to officials tasked with implementing the program. The brainchild of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean), the smart city program seeks to link up

  • Ministry’s plan for net sparks fears

    The government has ordered all domestic and international internet traffic in the Kingdom to pass through a Data Management Centre (DMC) that has been newly created by the state-owned Telecom Cambodia, in a move some have claimed is an attempt to censor government critics. Spokesman

  • China-Cambodia tourism forum held

    The Cambodian tourism sector must be prepared to welcome a growing number of Chinese tourists, as they lead the globe in the number of outbound travellers and were responsible for the most visitors to the Kingdom last year, the country’s tourism minister said on