Siem Reap Night Market and Angkor Beer

Right after the show, we asked our tuktuk drivers to take us to Angkor Night Market but instead they brought us to Siem Reap Night Market. Compared to the highly commercialized Angkor Night Market, this one is smaller and has few stalls in it. Nevertheless, we still got some good finds.

Siem Reap Night Market
Night Market


Siem Reap Night Market
 souvenirs
 
Cambodian Crafts
 embroideries
 Cambodian Art
paintings
 Cambodian Artist
 Cambodian artist at work

I would love to buy that giant painting of buddha but it would be a hassle to bring it with me to Phnom Penh and Ho Chi Minh.

Siem Reap Night Market
shirts, accessories, etc.

Ice Cream at Siem Reap Night Market
Photo Credit: Jego
Ligster and Jego enjoying their ice cream and shopping finds

We didn't explore the street food stalls lined up outside the night market since we still felt heavy after all the eating we did at the restaurant.

Tuktuk Ride at Siem Reap
Dell and his silly face

After shopping, we invited our tuktuk drivers for some beer at the hotel. Sina offered to buy the beers for us since the price is cheaper for locals. So we stopped by a neighborhood store and bought a dozen Angkor Beer for $8.

We stayed at the hotel's gazebo where we spent the rest of the night chatting over beer.

 Angkor Beer at Bou Savy Guesthouse

Sina: "Angkor Beer. My country, my beer."

San Miguel Beer still tastes better than Angkor but Sina says otherwise.

Conversations over Angkor Beer
Photo Credit: Deb
Me, Sina, Dell, King Babu

We talked about Manny Pacquiao (he's their idol), Dyesebel, and other Pinoy telenovelas being aired in Cambodia. We also taught each other some basic phrases in our own languages.

Khmer language is a bit difficult to learn. There are so many silent letters in their words. 

orkoon or Aw-khun - thank you
sous-dey - hello

But just the same, they (Cambodians) also find it difficult to pronounce Filipino words.

Me: "Mahal ko kayo"
Sina: Mahalakalakokayo!

Haha. Okay, nevermind.

It was a fun night. We enjoyed the conversation even if we had a hard time understanding each other. I just use my technique (and that is to add S to Sina's words whenever we can't understand him) and it works. If Sina says, "Buck" then he might mean "Box". Hehe.  And if it's our turn to speak, we try to speak in English the way our friend, Jego does they do. King Babu was just laughing the whole time. Sina just relays to him whatever we said since he can't speak in English. Sometimes even if we spoke  in Filipino, he would still laugh. Poor King Babu. Haha. It's just fun reminiscing those moments.

--- part 19 of my 3 Countries, 7 Days - Malaysia, Cambodia, Vietnam series

Read part 18 here: Apsara Dance Show and Dinner Buffet

Comments

  1. I thought you mispelled Angkor from Anchor. Totoong Angkor pla tlaga. Rate the beer, base natin San mig Light.:)

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    1. hahaha! yes, it's spelled that way. if san mig light is 9/10 then i would have to say Angkor is around 7.5? but i might need to taste it again baka mali ako. makabalik nga. haha!

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