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Angkor Handicraft Association (AHA)

Traing Village, Slorgram Quarter, Siem Reap 17259, Cambodia
+855 78 341 454
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This was the most genuine souvenir shop we found in all Siam Reip, run by and for artists,. Other... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
rick r
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Gold coast
Best place to buy genuine souvenirs

The staff are very helpful and in no way pushy the way you can feel at any tourist market... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Lena N
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Orsa
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The AHA Fair Trade Village is the first and only permanent souvenir market dedicated to offer only locally produced traditional handicrafts and other souvenir goods made in Siem Reap. It is an easy way for visitors to ensure they are purchasing local products, contributing to the local economy and supporting rural entrepreneurs.
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good17%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“fair trade” (18 reviews)
“support local” (12 reviews)
“silk scarves” (7 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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Traing Village, Slorgram Quarter, Siem Reap 17259, Cambodia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was the most genuine souvenir shop we found in all Siam Reip, run by and for artists,. Other places asked 2 or 3 times as much then whisk out the calculator and start the “how much you want to pay?” spiel...Very irritating after a...More

Thank rick r
Angkor H, Manager at Angkor Handicraft Association (AHA), responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Rick Thank you very much for your review! Angkor Handicraft Association prides itself to help to market products handmade by our local artisans, following the Khmer traditions. Hence we strive to deliver an authentic and genuine experience to our costumers in our Fair Trade...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The staff are very helpful and in no way pushy the way you can feel at any tourist market. Authentic handcraft made of stone, clay, wood, leather. ...no mass production, really good quality. You can se people actually do the stuff. Money helps local craftspeople....More

Thank Lena N
Angkor H, Manager at Angkor Handicraft Association (AHA), responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Lena, Thank you very much for your review! Indeed all our products are handmade, by local artisans and with local materials, so we are proud to market the most authentic products, which also means a higher quality. We are glad you felt that way....More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I would definitely recommend this large center with many varieties of Cambodian-made souvenirs, from soaps to soapstone buddhas. I will treasure the mug I bought with the silhouette of Angkor Wat. Staff was super friendly. It's a lovely walk along the river from the Angkor...More

Thank S R
Angkor H, Manager at Angkor Handicraft Association (AHA), responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear S R, Thank you for your review! We are happy that you had a pleasant time at our Fair-trade village! And a lovely walk along to river. I will forward your kind words to the staff.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Quiet place, no aggressive sellers and lots of real authentic handicraft made of stone, wood, clay, metal, fabrics etc. Really good quality not like mass production you find at the markets. Staff also very friendly, you can get a small discount if you buy more....More

Thank Pkowalczyk
AHA A, Manager at Angkor Handicraft Association (AHA), responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Pkowalczyk, Thank you very much for your review! Indeed all our products are made by hand and we strive to achieve best quality. Unfortunately, it is estimated that 80% of all the products in town are not locally sourced and are mass produced. By...More

Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

When looking up places to visit in Siem Reap, I came across the AHA website and knew I had to visit. When I got there, I was greeted right away, and felt right at home. The staff are absolutely beautiful, and helpful but in no...More

Thank Katieziz
Angkor H, Manager at Angkor Handicraft Association (AHA), responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Katieziz! It is a pleasure to learn about your experience with us! I will forward your kind words to our staff. Our most important mission is to promote local rural craftsmen and women and we are happy that you helped us in doing so!...More

Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

A good place to look for genuine local souvenirs and watch some being made including pottery. Some clothing and wood turning products available. Money helps local craftspeople

Thank Davidholiday2017
Angkor H, Manager at Angkor Handicraft Association (AHA), responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Davidholiday2017, Thank you for your review! Our mission is to help local people and we are very grateful for your contribution! Hope to see you again!

Reviewed 8 October 2017

After asking to be taken to this place and instead being taken to other places where tuk tuk drivers get kick backs (and where a wooden Buddha statue will set you back US$9500) we finally made it. The handicrafts were a delight with a huge...More

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Angkor H, Manager at Angkor Handicraft Association (AHA), responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Nerida203, Thank you for coming to our fair-trade village! All our items are handmade by local artisans and the profit goes back to them. By buying your souvenirs here you helped Cambodian artisans. I will forward your kind words to our staff! We hope...More

Reviewed 7 October 2017

If I had to guess, I'd say that most of the Cambodian arts and crafts sold in Siem Reap are manufactured, possibly not even in Cambodia. But at AHA you know you're getting the real deal. You can even see the artisans working at times....More

Thank DTripper1
Angkor H, Manager at Angkor Handicraft Association (AHA), responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2017

Dear DTripper1 We appreciate your comments and your efforts to create awareness about the issue our local artisans face. Indeed, it is estimated that over 80% of products sold in town are imported. We guarantee every item in AHA is handcrafted in Siem Reap Province...More

Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

Found this shop via TripAdvisor as I was searching for a way to find 'fair trade' and authentic souvenirs. I'd found this place and it is perfect! It's a little bit outside the city centre though, but you can ask your remorque-driver (Cambodian tuk tuk)...More

Thank Peggy M
Angkor H, Manager at Angkor Handicraft Association (AHA), responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2017

Dear Peggy M Thank you so much for your comments. Indeed, all the prices in the AHA Souvenir Market are set by the artisans and we guarantee fair trade practices. We appreciate you took the time to come and visit us to support the local...More

Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

Beautiful local handmade handicrafts at very reasonable prices. Unique as opposed to mass produced items you see all over pub street markets. Well worth a visit and helps support local craftsmen/women.

Thank markilevu
Angkor H, Manager at Angkor Handicraft Association (AHA), responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2017

Thank you for your comments and for supporting the local community. We hope to see you again in Siem Reap!

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Tin B
15 June 2017|
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Response from Angkor H | Property representative |
Hi all, There is no entrance fee. Smiles are free!
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mmcgunagle2005
11 September 2016|
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Response from klopresto | Reviewed this property |
I believe so.
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Malaysiantraveller68
12 September 2015|
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Response from Angkor H | Property representative |
Hi there, we are hoping to have our credit card machines back on line soon but for now we can only accept cash payments. Looking forward to seeing you at the Fair Trade Village soon!
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