We went to the Angkor Trade Fair held at the Raffles Park a couple of weeks ago to see the products that are being offered by various business owners in Siem Reap. It was indeed a successful and bustling event attended by locals, expats and of course a lot of travellers passing by Siem Reap.
Aside from the products presented, Siem Reap also introduced the seal of authenticity that they are intending to put on products that are originally made from Siem Reap to give buyers the assurance that the products they are buying are originally from here.
Siem Reap craftsman are known for being highly skilled in creating beautiful and detailed crafts. Cambodian culture is well expressed in these products.
Here are some of the products that I’ve seen in the Trade Fair:
Jewellery made from bullets and landmines
Wallets made from Silk
Bags made from Recycled Materials
Here are some pictures of Cambodian artisans showcasing their craftsmanship:
And of course, booths of other neighboring countries in support of the Angkor Trade Fair.
These are just some of the products that I’ve seen. You’ll see most of these products being sold in various markets around Siem Reap.