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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 #12 of 57 Shopping in Siem Reap
Type: Art Galleries, Shopping
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Type: Art Galleries, Shopping
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Melbourne, Australia
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49 reviews 49 reviews
14 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Take a tuk-tuk and make the time to visit Theam's House. The house itself is beautiful and the garden also. Once you arrive you will be greeted by one of the team (and the talking bird) who takes you around the studio introducing you to Theam's work and studio. We could not leave without one of Theam's little elephants as... More 

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Quezon City
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Had a very hard time choosing which ones to buy as there were so many very beautifully made items, specially, the elephants! Wanted to buy one of each color and material!

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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349 reviews 349 reviews
240 attraction reviews
189 helpful votes 189 helpful votes
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
13 attraction reviews
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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Top Contributor
121 reviews 121 reviews
63 attraction reviews
99 helpful votes 99 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
5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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88 reviews 88 reviews
19 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
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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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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