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“Silk Farm”
Review of Angkor Silk Farm

Angkor Silk Farm
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US$83.00*
and up
Private Tour: Siem Reap City Tour Full Day
Ranked #16 of 135 things to do in Siem Reap
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: Angkor Silk Farm belongs to Artisans Angkor, a social-business enterprise aiming at reviving Khmer cultural heritage while giving job opportunities to young Cambodians living in rural areas.Free guided tours through the eight hectare farm give a unique insight into the different stages involved in silk production, from the mulberry tree orchards, silkworm breeding, the spinning mills and the dying and weaving processes in the very traditional way. A shop is there for visitors as well. Tours are in English, French, Spanish, Chinese, Korean,Japanese or Khmer.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase
Reviewed 10 July 2018

The tour is free, however, the guides work for tips. Very interesting to see the silk-making process from start to finish. You really appreciate the work that goes into the pieces you make take for granted. You will learn about the silk worms (spoiler - they keep 20% of each batch, 80% are killed for the silk). You learn the difference between the types of silk - very interesting. The tour is short - 15-20 minutes - and you can visit the gift shop afterward. They claim that all of the profits go back into the local farm, which employs the local Cambodians. There are "work rooms" which you are not allowed into, and I couldn't help thinking "what's really in there?" Overall, I really enjoyed this experience.

Thank RylieSH
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"whole process"
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"free tour"
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"gift shop"
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"finished product"
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"mulberry leaves"
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"the cocoon"
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"life cycle"
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"no pressure to buy"
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"interesting tour"
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"weaving process"
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"various stages"
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"beautiful products"
in 14 reviews
"artisans d'angkor"
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"tuk tuk"
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"for sale"
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"step by step"
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"interesting place to visit"
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Reviewed 18 June 2018

you will get experience how silk is made . Types of silk materiel and the quality of the silk . We can also see how the breed the worm

Thank sathyamurthir1
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Reviewed 8 June 2018

This silk farm presents the full process on how silk cloths are made. Thus, you can see real wriggling silk worms!

Thank joeonn
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Reviewed 2 June 2018

Really nice and free tour around the silk farm in Siem Reap. Take the free shuttle bus running daily at 9.30am and 13.30pm at Artisans Angkor.
We book the day before but I think is not mandatory. Maybe advisable during high peak season. At the end of the tour there is a cafe and a shop, I don't think everything on display is actually made at the farm. I did see some scarfs for 150 USD, and previously I saw a girl weaving that exact same one. Prices are high but the product is 100% handmade and its a tourist spot. We were not pushed to buy anything, so don't worry about it. I recommend taking the morning tour, you will be back at around lunch time, so afterwards, you can have a look around the workshops at Artisans Angkor

1  Thank Anabel M
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Reviewed 25 May 2018

The locals were very happy to show us the process of looking after and breeding their silkworms and showing us some of the end products

Thank Rayem317
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