Share

Prices are fixed in shops and malls, but you’re expected to bargain in markets and when buying from hawkers. Bargaining is seen as an amicable game, in which both parties aim to win. The seller usually starts at a moderately inflated price: for cheapish items, with a starting price below $10, expect to be able to knock around a third off; with pricey antiques and curios you’ll be lucky to get a reduction of five percent. To keep a sense of perspective while bargaining, it’s worth remembering that on items like a T-shirt or krama, the vendor’s margin is often just 500–1000 riel.

Read More

Explore Cambodia

Inspiration

Essentials

Shop