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Cambodia Fashion Styles and Cambodian Travel Tips!
Most of the Cambodians dress casually, except for when attending formal events.
Lightweight, loose fitting cotton and long sleeve clothes are included in their clothing for protection against mosquitoes and the sun.
People of Cambodia life commonly wear karmas that are just like a piece of cloth with a long, narrow, checked cotton cloth around their neck.
An umbrella is considered more convenient then a raincoat during the rainy season.
There are three silk textiles in Cambodia life.
The patterns of the clothes are made of natural and synthetic fibers.
Cambodian men typically wear either cotton or silk shirts with short sleeves.
With this, they also wear cotton trousers.
Cambodian women wear a sarong, which is a long fabric piece, commonly wrapped around the waist and worn by both men and women.
The Sampot is Cambodia’s national clothing.
It has many similarities with other countries in the region but always remains a unique part of Cambodian lifestyle heritage.
The sampot they wear measures 5 to 6 feet long and each end is sewn together.
The Khmer king ordered his people to wear sampot at the behest of Chinese diplomats.
Generally, the upper and middle-class Cambodian women wear the sampotchangkben.
It is usually 9 feet long and 3 feet wide.
The way to wear sampot is first, wrap it around the waist and pull it from the body and then tie a knot.
Cambodian women wear it on any special occasions.
The sampotphamuong is another Cambodian lifestyle textile.
In sampotphamoung there are 52 colors used.
To construct the fabric, 22 needles are used by the fabric designer.
Usually it has floral and geometrical motifs.
The sampothol is another type of national Cambodia life clothing, which always comes in two varieties.
One of them is wrapping the skirt, which uses a customary technique and the other one is to twill weave.
In a twill weave skirt, different colors are on each side of the cloth.
The sampothol dress is influenced by the Indian patola silk cloth.
A karma scarf distinguishes Cambodian lifestyle dress from surrounding countries like Laos and Vietnam.
Although primarily worn by the rural Cambodian, the urban Cambodian uses them as well.
You can see a lot of cloths being sold at the central market.
What should a visitor wear?
As in other countries, in Cambodia life, different occasions require appropriate clothing.
Visitors to Cambodia should be aware about what not to wear in certain social circumstances.
At temples, appropriate clothing should be worn out of courtesy for local customs.
Do not go shirtless or wear offensive clothing.
In the temple, Cambodia life people wear formal clothing and they also remove their hat and shoes in the temple.
Cambodian lifestyle clothing is unique, and you can see the influence of the Chinese in their clothing, which makes their whole fashion history very interesting!
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