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Traditional Khmer Dance at ACODO Orphanage

Tonle Sap Road (Phnom Krom) | Watsvay Village, Siem Reap, Cambodia
+855 12 818 158
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Ranked #64 of 96 Attractions in Siem Reap
Type: Performances
Traveler Description: Every evening at 6.30pm, children from the ACODO orphange put up a 1 hour long traditional Khmer dance performance. This is a free performance but... more »
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Wheelchair access, Activities for young children
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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327 reviews 327 reviews
222 attraction reviews
180 helpful votes 180 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We visited two years ago. There see progress since our last visit with a new block of building at the rear of the land and paving on the floors. We enjoyed the performance by the children but there were only 6 very young children in total dancing. We were told that there is now a daily performance done by the... More

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Weissenburg in Bayern, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

This Orphanage, easy to reach from the city centre of siem reap, is a wonderful place to visit! A really nice guide showed us whole house for the children, including school, stage, and a nice home for the children! They all seem to be very happy, and even if we were only 4 visitors watching them, they made a great... More

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20 reviews 20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

We strolled along to Acodo not quite knowing what to expect, to begin with we were shown the work being undertaken here by one of the young men that has been here for several years. He was telling us in beautifully spoken English what the aims and ambitions are for Acodo. He also told us of his ambitions, that is... More

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41 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

I was so impressed with the orphans at Acodo. They put on an entertaining show which was well produced and interpreted for foreigners. These children are gorgeous and their dancing was very good. You can see that they really enjoy the interaction with visitors and there was absolutely no pressure to donate at all. When we learned about Acodo's promise... More

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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

The heart is in the right place for most foreigners but this place HURTS instead of helps. Do a quick google search before you go, please!

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Brisbane, Australia
13 reviews 13 reviews
12 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

We have been visiting this orphanage for 4 years and over that time we have seen an incredible amount of work done to improve the conditions for the children. We have donated money for specific items such as fans, whiteboards, food, toiletries, stationary etc all of which we have proof have been purchased. We have been delighted to see other... More

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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
3 reviews 3 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2013

I don't necessarily agree with people who want to shut down all 'orphanages'. It's a more complex issue than whether the children have a living parent(s) or not. What I don't agree with are places like this where you are lied to from the moment you walk in through the gate. Everything there is wrong, ridiculous quotes for the price... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

We debated going to this show with our 3 young children thinking that they would enjoy the experience as they love dancing; then we did loads of research on this Cambodian 'issue'. Have a look at www.thinkchildsafe.org Our tour guide was very diplomatic when we asked him on his views of this show. I really believe that the positive views... More

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Siem Reap, Cambodia
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

People have different ideas about this orphanage but let me tell you that it is a really business. We can say it has 2 faces, one for orphans and one for owner and hid family. However, it is a real business for his family. I found out and know that this guy before ran Foreign Languages Center and it bankrupted...and... More

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Siem Reap, Cambodia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

Is an orphanage a tourist attraction? I don't think so. Can you go to visit an orphanage in Europe or USA just for "fun"? i don't think so Can you take picture of the kids? i don't think so. But yes you can help them supporting some real NGO with work or donation. But you will not help visiting them... More

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