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Sihanoukville is not a particularly good place for shopping compared to Siem Reap or Phnom Penh. Khmer Artisans (downtown; Ekareach St.; tel. 012/615-111; open daily 8am-8pm) offers quality silks, tailor-made clothing, handicrafts, carvings, and statues. M'lop Tapang Gift Shop (road to Serendipity; 8:30am-8pm) is a nonprofit NGO-based operation offering homemade products created by young women "committed to learning skills to empower themselves." It features handicrafts, silks, and a range of products made from recycled drinking straws. Rajana (tel. 012/789-350; www.rajanacrafts.com; daily 8am-6pm), above the Starfish Café, is another NGO-based operation offering local arts and crafts. Boom-Boom Records (Ochheuteal Beach; tel. 097/666-6409) is the place for music and beach clothing. Casabalanca Books (road to Serendipity; tel. 012/484-051; daily 8am-10pm) has a selection of new and used books. It is next to Mick and Craig's restaurant. Q&A (downtown at 95 Ekareach St.; tel. 012/342-720; daily 7:30am-7:30pm) is a used bookshop and cafe.

Psar Leu, in the center of town, is very much a replica of the Russian Market (Psar Toul Tom Pong) in Phnom Penh, with many similar goods for sale. Clothes, DVDs, bags, shoes, handicrafts, and silk are all available in their own part of the market complex. The hassle levels and the stress levels are lower than Phnom Penh, but don't expect the bargaining to be much easier.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.