CATCH: SHOP Les Artisans d'Angkor
Les Artisans d'Angkor is part tourist attraction, part shopping destination. The company creates workshops that teach young rural Cambodians an artistic trade to help them find work near their homes. At the Les Artisans d'Angkor shop in Siem Reap, you can take a tour through the workshops and watch students as they learn how to create silk fabrics and garments, stone and wood carving, lacquer ware, polychrome products, silver plating and silk paintings. After you have finished the tour you can head to the store where you can purchase the items you just saw being created, in addition to a host of other fantastic Cambodian souvenirs, and feel good about supporting local craftsmen while you do so.