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. To visit Artisans Angkor and get the most from your holiday in Siem Reap, create itinerary details personal to you using our Siem Reap trip itinerary maker.
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Visit the main centre in town to see carving, lacquer painting, silver plating on a free tour. The guide provides interesting facts and is happy to answer any questions. The centre also provides a fre... read more »
When arrived, a staff came to give briefing and bring us to watch handicrafts making, handmade. It is a good place if you love arts and crafts. If not, it is quite boring. Famous place in Siem Reap.
I was traveling alone. But had joined a group. As a person who had made clay sculptures fir a living for 18 years. I was very interested to see this place. They were very talanted. Made great things. ... read more »
Make high quality handicraft from various materials. Their price is also high. They have workshop for visitors to visit for free and also free guiding in many languages. Traveler should buy here as it is 100% made by Khmer artisans.
Jui Hong Teoh
When I first saw my Siem Reap itinerary to include a visit to a craftsmanship workshop, my immediate thoughts were that it’s going to be a touristy activity, designed to cart busloads of unsuspecting tourists to tourist traps and overpriced souvenirs. But I was completely wrong. Artisan Angkor was an eye opener. The business is actually a social rebuilding project established after the civil war by the Cambodian government designed to preserve Cambodian craft heritage such as stone carvings, paintings and silk farming. I was floored by what I witnessed. Young, under privilege Cambodians, many of whom are disabled (deaf) are trained in these skills and provided a job, a dignified way of earning a living. I would encourage anyone visiting Siem Reap to pay them a visit, appreciate their crafts and lend your support with amazingly high-quality products they made a living producing.
really nice to see the artists at work. A bit touristy because you have to 'take the tour' but still interesting to see. The shop was lovely albeit pricey. But it is all very high quality.
Really cool place to visit if you like watching artists work! The shop is a bit expensive but once you see the work that goes into it you're pretty willing.
Very interesting place where you're able to see Khmer craftsmanship explained and narrated. Also a free tour to the Silk Farm is available, you just need to book your trip in advance with the reception.
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