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Precious and semi-precious gemstones are for sale in the markets and shops. Experts might make some good buys, but it is better to be a little careful since guarantees of authenticity are not so readily available and the cutting of the stones usually is less precise compared to western standards. Beautiful textiles, made from silk and cotton, woven in traditional designs and tie-dyed, are also available. A traditional and popular item, mostly made from cotton, is a krama, a coloured, checked scarf. In Cambodia it is used for many part from wearing as scarf. Silk may be embroidered with gold and silver threads, woven with bold vertical stripes, shimmering contrasting colours, or in ancient patterns of elephant, fish and jasmine flowers. It is made into items like dresses and purses. Other crafts include basketwork and pottery, which comes in traditional designs.
elseswere is a shop offering locally designed fashion made of coton and linen.
It is located in a 192 French colonial villa, right in the centre of Phnom Penh. It's garden bar, restaurant et swimming pool make it a unique place.
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|tel:||+ 855 (12) 660232|
|address:||175 street 51|
Monument Books is a bookstore located in Phnom Penh on Norodom Boulevard (just nearby the Independence Monument), International Airport and Siem Reap (Airport and National Museum) as well as on the internet on www.monument-books.com.
From 7.30 am to 9 p.m visitors can browse through a large selection of cambodian and foreign books. They cooperate with the famous Java Cafe and opened a Java Tea Room in the book store - so its convenient to sit down, take some coffee and cookies and preview some books. For more..
Equinox is a new place in Phnom Penh that sells paintings from a local artist and nice clothing designed by the same artist.
The place is also a good cocktail bar, and will open a small hair salon soon !