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Theam's House

No.25, Phum Veal, Khum Kokchak, Siem Reap, Cambodia
+855 012 71 20 39
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Ranked #10 of 54 Shopping in Siem Reap
Type: Art Galleries
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Second time around and I made it to see the workshop and artists at work. There are a few new designs since my last trip here. Looking for another gecko and Buddha to add to my collection but did not see anything I like this time. Still enjoyed the visit. Will be back.

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Sydney, Australia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Theams Gallery is a little out of town, but, well worth the trip. In a peaceful compound, you first enter the artist's gallery and see his thought provoking canvas' - absolutely stunning.... His works are amazing. Then walk through the workshop to the shop with beautiful lacquered sculptures. I dare you not to purchase a lucky elephant! They are beautiful... More

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Milano
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63 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

I went to the Phnom Penh shop where I found so many amazing items. Lacquered elephants (in three sizes) are absolutely lovely and original, several of the lacquered paintings are simply gorgeous, it is an upscale shop with very high quality pieces of artwork and no push to buy. Difficult to go back home without buying anything.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

What great work being done here. Some really beautiful pieces of work that you would love to have in your home or office. Wish I could purchase the whole store but I was traveling with only a backpack. Picked up 2 items though in some eye catching colors. If I go back to Siem Reap will come with larger suitcase... More

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

Our tuktuk driver didn’t know where it is so you might need to find the directions in advance and guide your driver. The gallery and shop are housed in a traditional house with a beautiful garden. You will see paintings by Theam and some other unique pieces. The salesperson was friendly and not pushy at all. The colourful elephants are... More

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Largo, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

Very nice home turned into art gallery/lacquerware workshop. Had some of the most unique pieces of artwork. A wide range of prices from low to high. Very nice sales people. No pressure to buy anything at all, but you can't leave without something

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

Theam is the name of the artist and his work are created in limited quantities. I originally went to Theam's House for his more famous brightly colored elephants, but left there with a lovely bronze buddha statue. Prices range from low-end to high. If you're looking for something authentic and not your run-of-the-mill night market souvenirs give this place a... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

My guy saw this documentary about the artist and owner of the shop and how he does very interesting things with various mediums of art. The items in the shop are very contemporary with a mix of the heritage and traditional icons for sculptures. Its definitely worth a visit. The shop is well know for its coloured elephants that are... More

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

If you're looking for something to take home to remind you of your trip to Cambodia, I recommend going to Theam's House for something just a little bit different. Through a lovely garden built by Theam, you'll enter a gallery with pieces designed by Theam and either completed by him (paintings) or by local people he has trained. Brightly coloured... More

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Bretagne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

In Bangkok, you don't miss Jim Thomson's House. So in Siem Reap, Angkor City, don't miss the Theam's House. It's a lovely traditional house and workshop in a lush tropical garden. Mister Theam Lim is a well known local artist. Currently the Park Hyatt Siem Reap exhibits his impressive painting art. A tip at Hyatt: happy hour from 6pm at... More

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