Head south to the majestic, canary yellow Post Office building, now restored to its former colonial glory. Across the square is the Phnom Penh branch of Artisans d’Angkor, who’ve been showcasing traditional Cambodian craftsmanship at their large Siem Reap workshop (there are now 42 workshops in total) for almost 15 years now, training young rural people and helping them find work close to their villages. The brand is known for elegant and detailed Angkor-esque stone sculptures, woodcarvings, and lacquerware, and its finely woven silk garments (tailored dresses, floaty skirts, and dreamy blouses) that appear ethereal in rich hues. Also exquisite are the jewelry pieces on offer, such as a handmade lacquer and silk pendant detailed with fine gold leaves. Beautiful, handmade silk paintings depicting the epic Ramayana make excellent souvenirs.
#12AEo Street 13 (opposite the Post Office building), 9am-6pm, 855-23/992-409, artisansdangkor.com