Cambodia is not only a world-famous tourist destination, but also an ancient civilization with a long history. Phnom Penh s palace is magnificent, Siem Reap s size is amazing, and Sihanoukville s beaches are clean and fine. In addition to learning about its history and admiring its beauty, there are many local specialties worth paying attention to here. The beauty of Cambodia cannot be taken away, but there are many special products in Cambodia that you can pack home! The so-called Lele is not as good as Zhonglele. Before you return to China, you may wish to bring some Cambodian specialty gifts to relatives and friends, and share the fun of traveling with relatives and friends. Here you can buy unique textiles, unique stone carvings, fine silverware and more. So what special products in Cambodia are worth buying? Let me analyze for you the top ten special products bought in Cambodia!
1. Cambodian ethnic textiles
Textiles The ethnic textiles here have a variety of styles and have a typical tropical style. It is a good choice to bring a few friends and relatives after the tour. These textiles are easily seen in tourist cities like Phnom Penh, Siem Reap, and Westport , especially around the attractions. Many Cambodian locals set up stalls for sale. The more people there are, the more expensive the price will be. The overall price varies, depending on the textile technology and the place of sale is generally about 1 to 10 US dollars. The more famous textiles are: handmade cloth bags, rattan bags, water cloth (Krama) and so on. Friends who are interested in national costumes can choose to buy. Among them, the water cloth is an indispensable item in the daily life of Cambodians. It has a wide range of uses. Both men, women, and children carry a piece of water cloth with them. Some are wrapped around the head, some are around the neck, and some are on the shoulder. Some are tied to the waist. Water c loth can be used to cover the sun, shelter from the cold and wind (should be necessary to ride a tutu car!), Make bags, be a head pad, and be an ornament … the materials and color styles of the water cloth are very rich, and you can choose as you like.
Cambodian ethnic textiles
2. Traditional Cambodian wood carving
Alder wood carving is a traditional handicraft in Cambodia. It was originally related to people s religious beliefs. As we all know, Cambodia is a country that believes in Buddhism. Many local customs and cultures have an inseparable relationship with Buddhism. Woodcarving is no exception. People worship themselves in stone or wood and worship them in temples, courtyards, and halls, in order to extend Guotai Min an, family harmony, and children and grandchildren. Later, this craft was passed down from generation to generation, resulting in countless ingenious craftsmen.
As a traditional handicraft, most of Cambodia s wood carvings are carved from wood with hard texture and fine patterns such as ebony and teak. They have different shapes, vivid looks and fine patterns. Today, some Cambodian woodcarvings have great appreciation and collection value . Valuable wood carvings include agarwood, ebony, rosewood, huanghuali, and ironwood. The mahogany carved products are very valuable, known as diamonds in plants, and their light and pleasant aroma has not been artificially synthesized so far, so they are loved by collectors.
Pay attention to the quality of the wood when buying wood carvings, if there are cracks. Valuable species include ebony, rosewood, and ironwood. The price of woodcarving is related to its size, wood, and handicraft.
Cambodian traditional wood carving
In addition to the traditional wood carving, in order to better cater to the local tourism market, the handy Cambodian people use coconut shell or palm as materials, clever use of its own structural characteristics and natural texture, to create unique tableware and accessories. Witty Cambodians also inlaid small and cute shells on the interior of some coconut shell tableware, or painted beautiful patterns, which perfectly combined natural style and artistic atmosphere. The average price of these special coconut shell tableware is about a few dollars. Many residents often pack the coconut shell, fill the soil, and plant flowers and plants in the coconut shell, which is also unique. If you are not interested in traditional craftsmanship, choose some small coconut shell or palm accessories.
3. Cambodian leather carving
Cambodia s leather carving crafts are also very famous, such as leather carving keychains, leather carving wallets and so on. The pattern comes to life, and when you see it, you will marvel at the superb craftsmanship of the craftsman.
4. Cambodian stone carving
Cambodian stone carvings, wood carvings, silverware and Cambodian textiles are equally famous, which is one of Cambodia s four major specialties. Similar to traditional wood carvings, Cambodian stone carvings are also influenced by Buddhist culture, so many stone carvings of Buddha are seen in the market. Secondly, Angkor styling is also very popular. Of course, with the increase of tourists, the stone carvings produced in Cambodia also change due to tourists preferences. Customers can choose according to their preferences. Unlike the stone carvings in the impression, there are large and small stone carvings in Cambodia, but for the convenience of travelers, the stone carving crafts are relatively small. With the increase of tourists, the types of stone carvings also increase due to tourists preferences. You can choose according to your preferences.
5. Cambodian painting
Cambodian painting is also divided into traditional and modern genres. However, paintings are based on Cambodia s unique national customs, and there are a variety of styles to choose from. Traditional genres are mainly based on extensions, with Angkor sculptures, palaces, and elephants as the subject matter. The scenery is relatively large and has great collection value. Of course, the price is relatively expensive, which usually ranges from tens to hundreds of dollars. The modern genre is a combination of modern painting techniques and methods, with watercolors and oil paintings as its main subject matter, and it is one of the most representative souvenirs in the minds of foreign travelers. In the market, you can see oil paintings depicting Angkor Wat, as well as imitation statues of goddesses on the walls of Angkor Wat.
6. Cambodian silverware
The silverware products are very popular in Cambodia. In Phnom Penh, there are many silverware stores in shopping malls such as Central Market, Zhu Deben Market, and Surya. From a distance, a pile of shiny silver handicrafts will attract you. Most of the Widely sold silverware on the market in Cambodia is silver-plated on the outside. Despite this, it is still beautiful and in line with the consumption level of Cambodians. They are mainly divided into various tableware, hip flasks, vases, jewelry, etc. , with exquisite workmanship. Tableware is particularly popular, especially Cambodian chopsticks and silver-plated coffee spoons. Some traditional Cambodian silverware have authentic Buddhist story designs and Khmer totems on them, which are quite exotic, depending on their size and craftsmanship, and prices vary . When you buy it, you need to study it carefully. The extremely fine workmanship is not handmade, and the durability is far worse than handmade.
7. Cambodia palm sugar
Palm sugar is taken from the nectar of the public palm tree. The sugar farmers climb the tree, collect the nectar with a bamboo tube, and then cook and filter it. No chemical agents, spices or sugar are added in the process, and the original natural flavor of the palm tree is retained. Palm sugar has a natural yellow-green color, and has a warm taste and unique flavor. Most of Cambodia s locals are made into lumps. Put a piece of palm sugar in boiling water and shake it a little. The water will be slightly sweet and fragrant, or brewing coffee, and it will show a different taste. Sucrose is also a specialty of Cambodia, but palm sugar is richer in nutrients than sucrose and is more organic food. According to an analysis report by the Cambodian Institute of Technology, brown sugar contains more than 92% of carbohydrates, but also contains protein and trace fats, as well as minerals such as iron, phosphorus and calcium. Because sugar content is lower than white sugar, brown sugar is a go od choice for people who are concerned about calorie (calorie) intake. Moreover, the production of palm sugar is a long-established traditional operation in Cambodia. It is not simple, hard and dangerous. The sugar palm tree is smooth, making it almost impossible to climb. It must be erected on a high bamboo shelf, and it is difficult to mass produce, so the cost is much higher than sucrose. In Cambodia, sugar palm is naturally reproduced. In the foreseeable future, it may not be possible to produce palm sugar commercially. At present, the production of palm sugar in Cambodia is still a home-based operation.
8. Cambodia pepper
Due to its geographical location, Cambodia is a place full of spices. There are all kinds of spices here, and each one will give you a different feeling. Especially the peppers here in Cambodia.
Black pepper special introduces Kampot s pepper. Kampot s peppers are famous, and they are divided into red, white and black. According to the President of the Kampot Pepper Association, the price of Cambodian pepper prices in 2015 was $ 25 a kilo for red and white pepper and $ 15 a kilo for black pepper. Due to the special geographical location between the soil and the coast, the taste of peppers grown in Kampot is different from other types in the international market. It has a unique flavor and smells very fragrant. As one of the best spices on the market, Cambodian pepper farmers increase their planting area every year, but the output still cannot meet the market demand. Kampot Peppers is the first Cambodian product to receive a World Trade Organization Geographical Indication ( GI). Gemma s certification for the Kampot Peppers brand covers very specific areas: five of Kampot eight, A district of White Horse. The soil and conditions for pepper growth in these places are relativel y the same. Cambodian pepper or buying some dried lotus and lemongrass to make tea back is also a good choice.
9. Agarwood in Cambodia
Chen Shen is famous for its good fragrance. Generally, when we hear Agarwood in Cambodia, the first thing that comes to mind is definitely Agarwood. It can be said that Bodhisattva Shen is a pearl in Cambodia s agarwood and the most important representative of Cambodia s agarwood.
Cambodia In general, Cambodia is located in a subtropical monsoon climate, with an average annual temperature above 29 degrees. It is particularly suitable for the formation of agarwood. Cambodia Agarwood, whether it is raw or ripe, has a very strong aroma, and floral aroma and sweetness are important characteristics of Cambodian aroma. By heating Cambodian agarwood, the sweetness of the flowers can erupt completely. The aroma of Buddha Agarwood is incomparable to that of some agarwoods in some producing areas. The strong floral fragrance, closing the eyes is like being in a garden full of flowers. This fragrance is refreshing, not the kind of tiredness, more It is to make the taster feel comfortable and comfortable. So friends who like Chen Xiang should not miss this opportunity when they come to Cambodia. Bring some agarwood accessories or spices back to tea and incense are good choices.
10. Cambodian Dried Fruit
Cambodia is located in the subtropical region, and its climate is very suitable for the cultivation of fruits and coffee. It is rich in tropical fruits such as mango, durian, jackfruit and so on. These fruits are dried for both storage and flavor. It is especially convenient for travelers to carry, and the price is affordable. Taking it home and giving it to relatives and friends can also give them a taste of Cambodia s special flavors.