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Phnom Penh

Is this a "shopping post"? Are there interesting handicrafts, artwork, antiques, or other items that people typically buy there?

Lots to be found at many markets, but be careful, it's not all ethical. The garment factories are legendary for treating workers poorly (as in, people have died!), and anything wood could come from an illegally logged forest. I've even seen ivory in some markets. Shop fair trade--there are lots of options! - May 2, 2017
Yes tons to buy here though I suspect much of it is imported from Thailand! Silk, of course but so many other cool things. A visit to Art Street or the Russian Market are rewarding. Lots of innovative things being made by the gazillion NGOs. - Oct 24, 2016
Tailored clothes and rough wood carvings. Best bet are inexpensive semi-precious stones like smokey topaz and enhanced stones. - May 18, 2015
Silk fabric/clothing/accessories, tailored clothing, Buddha statues - Feb 13, 2015
Statues, scarves, fried tarantulas. - Aug 13, 2013
Prahok and deep-fried tarantulas. - Jan 16, 2012
Silk, gems, furniture - Aug 6, 2011
Lots of carvings of the Buddha, Apsara, and other local icons can be purchased. - Oct 9, 2010
Silk and wood handicrafts and furniture. - Feb 27, 2008