Natural: A new shop called Natural
Hi!!! My name is Laura and I am travelling at the moment thought Cambodia. In my visit to Battambang I have discovered a new shop and organic coffee place called Natural, it is located in street no 3, 100 m south of the central market. This new place is part of the project of an NGO called Coconut Water Foundation.
You can have a look at more products and information about the NGO projects while drinking a gorgeous organic smoothie (fruit shakes are called here), green tea with fruits or eat some of their vegetarian breakfast/brunch options. And you can enjoying looking at a khmer lady weaving in the traditional way in an authentic old style loom!!! The place is great and the responsible of the project, a really nice Spanish lady, can give you more information about the NGO projects in the community.
I am sending you this email because it is a newish place, just opened a month ago, and I haven’t seen it in any tourist guide, even when it is a worthwhile little cozy place to visit!!!
What to buy: In the shop they sell nice handmade clothes, bags, wallets… made by local home based producers and from other local NGO’s, and they sell as well beautiful and affordable watercolor post cards and pictures made by art students from another NGO. It's a handicraft center where you can find diferents products are handmade by vulnerable women, children and disable people.
- Arts and Culture
Central Market: No tourist staff
When stralling around in the central market we really realised that Battambang isn't the tourist hot spot!
You find everything for normal day life and the people from Battambang really do their daily shopping here. Besides food you also get shoes, clothes, cosmetics, toys, all these household articles and much more.
What you definately would'nt find are silk scarfs and the famous fisherman trousers ...
Mercado de Pueblo- Village Market: Mecados - psaa - Markets
Durante nuestra visita a los alrededores de Battambang encontramos mecados en los pueblos donde podias encontrar de casi todo , cestos , culebras de agua , verduras ,...
during our visit around Battambang we found markets in the villages where you could find nearly everything , baskets , water snakes , vegetables , ...
Phsar Nat or Phsar Bhengcheuw)dunno how u spell it: What a bargain!
Phsar Nat is the biggest shopping centre there,which can be so easily located.
What to buy: Okay,what to buy!There's so many things...
Restaurant-White Rose,good price and the food are fabulous!Most of foreigners goes there since they provide you with English menu as well.
Clothing stores-MAKE SURE you know how to bargain and negotiate
The one thing that you must have is a painting of the angkor wat.It varies in side.The wet paint are absolutely extravagance,especially apsara or the farming.
What to pay: food and drinks-between US$1-$3.
clothes-varies....shirt can cost between US$3-$10 depending where you shop
painting-varies...smallest side can be purchase for US$5,if you know how to bargain
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