As had been customary for every travel, I bought a personal gift for myself for taking the leap of faith and conquered fears in travelling. In Phnom Penh, my Christmas gift for myself is a silver ring which has a wonderful dragon carving. My silver ring is worn by me the moment I purchased it in Sisowath Quay in downtown Phnom Penh and until today.
I choose the dragon silver ring for it is my Chinese birth year. I had been fascinated ever since and of the power and grandeur of my birth year. Since I am born in the metallic dragon, I bought my silver ring for $10 apiece and bought one before I heads out to Wat Ounalum.
Silvers in Cambodia are 92.5% and this one I bought simply impresses me of its craftsmanship. I never have seen anything like it and I am gifting myself, on Christmas day, a silver ring which will remind me of my Chinese year and the blessings I have received throughout my years of humble existence and travelling.
When in Phnom Penh, walk along the street from Sisowath Quay towards where the Wat Ounalum is located, you will find stores selling silverwares and silver rings, bangles, braceles, anklets and necklaces for very reasonable price. That same street also sells traditional Cambodian art and textiles. For this trip, I choose silver and bought my dragon ring.