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Artisans Angkor

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Address: Stung Thmey Street, Siem Reap 17259, Cambodia
Phone Number:
+855 63 963 330
07:30 - 18:30
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Sun - Sat 07:30 - 18:30
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

Artisans Angkor is a Cambodian social business which was originally created...

Artisans Angkor is a Cambodian social business which was originally created to revive Khmer cultural heritage while helping young rural people finding work near their home village.Since its creation at the end of 1990s, Artisans Angkor has strived to provide professional skills to communities with limited educational opportunities and has offered good working conditions and social advantages to its employees. It has now opened 48 workshops in Siem Reap province and it provides employment to over 1100 people, including more than 800 artisans.Over the years, Artisans Angkor has become a real showcase of Khmer workmanship for its silk fabrics and garments, stone and wood carving, lacquer ware, polychrome products, silver plating and silk painting.

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Very good visit around all the workshops from wood carving to jewelry passing by rock carvings, painting, laque, wrought.... Silk farm can only be visited at morning ... we... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Patrice M
Brest, France
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was a wonderful surprise to see high quality figurines. One can make out the amount of efforts put into the faces and the paintings. The price range is high and may not fit average traveller's budget. I did not see the craftmen at work, but I read that's the best part. The items at shop don't carry artist's name... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very good visit around all the workshops from wood carving to jewelry passing by rock carvings, painting, laque, wrought.... Silk farm can only be visited at morning ... we arrived to late unfortunately....

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great visit to the Artisans Angkor work shop in Siem Reap today. Gives you an appreciation of the skill involved in creating the pieces they do, which are beautiful! Silk items, porcelain, sculpture in both wood and stone, jewellery items and lacquer work. Excellent seeing how they make these items (guide was excellent at explaining everything) and then it was... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We really enjoyed the tour of the workshops where local people are able to study some traditional crafts giving them a trade and a way of making a living. Very worth-while visit and the quality of the goods produce by this organisation are second to none.

Thank June T
Hong Kong
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The parking area for tourist coaches is the first indication that this place is big business. The crafts are beautiful (and expensive) but any local artisanal charm is destroyed motorway service station efficiency of the sales operation.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There is a free tour of the places where some artisans do some products and then you go to the shop where you can buy some nice objects. Of course the place is just for tourist and so the price are a little inflationated and expensive.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Here one get to see (for free) the carving process, painting and ceramic making. The best part was the painting section where the hearing and speaking impaired are employed as artisans.

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You can learn the basics of the biggest arts and crafts in Cambodia worth the trip there and the tour.

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

While the night markets and elsewhere may have similar style of souvenirs at a fraction of the price, it is always worthwhile to at least have a wee bit of your budget to support a good cause and this is the place. The workmanship is miles better than the factory stuff and it is good to see many people being... More 

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Reviewed 17 April 2017

Ended up at the Workshops in Siem Reap when travelling around the area and on the way back from Tonle Sap. Was amazed at the range of crafts being taught and demonstrated while there. The number of people with disabilities in Cambodia is very high and there is little to support them. The workshops train and provide work place for... More 

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