Artisans Angkor, Siem Reap

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Stop by Artisans Angkor to see how a socially responsible business creates job opportunities for young generations and revives traditional Khmer craftsmanship. Founded in 1992, the company aims preserve the country's distinct heritage by gathering and training people in fields such as plumbing, tiling, masonry, and art. Go on a guided tour around the workshops to observe how artisans produce silk, stone, wooden, and silver-plated objects, all of which are available for purchase. Work out when and for how long to visit Artisans Angkor and other Siem Reap attractions using our handy Siem Reap driving holiday planner .
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  • Loved this place. You have the opportunity to view the artisans at work, carvings in wood, stone metal, silk screening, making jewelry etc. After observing this fascinating "school" you are treated to...  more »
  • Very informative and good tour. It helps understanding the efforts of local artists in creating master pieces. I got to know about different types of stones used for sculptures, soap stone was new inf...  more »
  • We have the workshops of artisans d looked at ´ Angkor, spent about 90 minutes of exciting there and then again same time in business. It was very impressive to see with how much craftsmanship, inspiration, care and time are the works of art. Against this background, the prices are totally reasonable, even cheap. Day-long concentrated work require the larger statues and reliefs in stone and wood. You cannot compare these artworks with the cheap mass production, which often exist in markets, it often comes from China and to support probable bad working conditions. In addition we bought very much like a lot in the beautiful business, to promote this absolutely support values project. Artisan BB´s d ´ Angkor contributes, that centuries-old arts and crafts store is maintained and young people in rural areas receive valuable training. Be sure to visit!
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  • It’s been fun to watch this place evolve over the course of time. The tour is educational and showcases the various craft techniques that are used to make items sold in the expansive shop. The training programs help young people develop skills that they can then use to earn income if/when they leave to return to their homes. The shop’s prices are higher than what one would encounter in the night market, but the quality is really high-quality by comparison. Things you’ll see there: home decor, jewelry, silk scarves and clothing, cooking spices/teas, souvenir trinkets, and small replicas of the artwork that’s found in nearby Angkor temples. They also have some stunning large items that can be shipped back home, for those who have the money and the space to display them.
  • We went to the silk farm. Really great free experience. We went at 1:30 pm and returned by 4 pm, so a good afternoon activity! We enjoyed learning about the silk production and seeing it first hand! Reminder to everyone visiting to not take pictures of the workers without their consent... its not a zoo! But videos and pictures of the productions are great for showing others!
  • Artisans Angkor is an interesting concept and it was great to see the manufacturing process of various handicrafts. There were mute and paraplegic artists too. However, the setup seems a bit artificial, though maybe I am just being skeptical. The gift shop had beautiful things on display, although many seemed overpriced compared to the prices in the city. The designs were unique and interesting and the quality seemed good too so I ended buying things both from the Center as well as from their store on the airport.
  • A local handicraft where they modernize the ancient Khmer art and a training school providing a variety of vocational skill to young Cambodia. Tourists are free admission to visit. You will escort by a professional sitting guide from many different languages to make you understand the process of those art and artifact. This is a quality and warranty souvenir store. If you are looking to buy the best you want here is the right place.
  • This has workshops place.and a clean and nice statutes and idols are made and are put up for show and are for sell. There are dresses,accessories, kitchen items,pillows,bedroom accessories, and many more. Good thing is this has lots of items and is very attractive but the sad thing is it is really expensive and not affordable at all. This place is situated in a nice place and is a tourist place and is surrounded by greenery. There is a restaurant at the exit. This place is divided into 3 parts there is a long pathway which will lead to inside stuffs. We get everything there,from a wall painting till a small keychain and chopsticks. The staff has an uniform and are cooperative. There workshops are conducted where they teach how to prepare or make the idols or many handicrafts. On the whole good place to window shop,because of high cost.
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