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Angkor Silk Farm

Puok District | Airport Road, Siem Reap, Cambodia (Formerly Puok Silk Farm)
855 63 5555 768
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As featured in Siem Reap on a budget
Ranked #147 of 413 activities in Siem Reap
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Farms
Owner description: Angkor Silk Farm belongs to Artisans Angkor, a social-business enterprise aiming at reviving Khmer cultural heritage while giving job opportunities to... more » 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. « less
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English first
Brisbane, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

Tour guide is free but donations are gratefully accepted. It was fascinating to see the steps from the beginning to the end product, both raw and fine silk. The workers are highly skilled and it is a joy to see the silks being produced in the traditional Cambodian manner,without the use of modern hi tech machinery. I understand now why... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014 via mobile

Free entry and very enthusiastic guide made this a hifhlight. Had a small knowledge beforehand but was truly enlightened to the whole process. The women who weave and loon are so patient and skilled it defies belief. My wife and I were amazed by nearly every step. Highly recommended

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Palm Coast.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

I'd visited a silk factory in China, but this is different. This is an actual farm where they grow silkworms and cultivate groves of mulberry bushes to feed the worms. Admission is free, and you're provided a free tour guide when you arrive, but our guide was pretty useless. He wandered far ahead of us, and we had to hunt... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

I had no idea how much effort is required to make silk fabric. The tour guide was excellent, worthy of his tip at the end. No pressure to go into the shop or to buy. However, beautiful products are available at great-value prices; not to be missed. I am delighted with my gorgeous fuschia/aubergine dress and shawl. Thank you to... More

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

The tour is free and it was interesting to see the silk farm and the old equipment they use. I knew nothing about silk prior to it and learned a good bit from tour. My tour only lasted about 20 minutes and it took about 15 minutes to get there by tuk tuk. If you have the time, I recommend... More

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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

interesting and educational visit of silk farming and spinning of silk yarn and hand weaving of raw and pure silk and organic dyeing of the same .

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

This tour is great and free! Very informative learning about the silk process. Guide provided was excellent. Well worth doing

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

I appreciate clothing of all kinds much more now, having seen the silk farm and knowing how cloth is made, but especially hand made, on oldschool wooden looms. This trip is free and takes about 3 hours, with a very very friendly guide with great English and good small group sizes. They take you to their craft show to buy... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

Saw all stages of the silk process - detail explained by the friendly guide. The farm helps people into work by teaching the people skills they can use elsewhere. Never appreciated the involved silk process or the intricate detail required to make the garments. Free to enter so we tipped guide and brought item from shop.

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Bribie Island, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

What stood out more than anything else for me was the conditions under which these workers produce high quality silk - and are paid about $6 A DAY. It looked like specialised, intricate back breaking work with little more than rudimentary equipment and yet some of them managed a smile for my photographs. The process from worm to silk is... More

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