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“Passage of Life” 5 of 5 stars
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Plae Pakaa
St 13, corner of St. 178 | National Museum, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
+855 17 998 570
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Ranked #9 of 118 Activities in Phnom Penh
Type: Performances
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Owner description: Plae Pakaa is an initiative by Cambodian Living Arts, a non-profit organization dedicated to the transformation of Cambodia through the arts. The production features three rotating shows in an open-air theater at the National Museum of Phnom Penh. Each performance showcases a wide range of traditional performing arts. With more than Apsara dances, we offer you the chance to discover the diversity of Cambodian culture and traditional arts through dramatic and dynamic performances. In addition to giving a unique opportunity to experience Cambodian culture and arts, Cambodian Living Arts aims to empower emerging arts professionals through their development and employment. Your participation enhances our mission to transform and revitalize the country through creative expression. Tickets for high season are on sale starting October 1, 2014 and available till March 28, 2015. Change in Schedule: There will be NO show during the Water Festival November 5,6,7. The regular schedule will resume Saturday November 8.
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“Passage of Life”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012

Went to see Passage of life, one of 3 performances put on by CLA. Well worth the $10 fee (show approx 1.5hrs, although attendant on the door said only an hour!). Having been fortunate to see various cultural shows in the past, what was especially good for this performance was the screen dialogue (in English) next to the stage, so you knew exactly what was happening - such a great idea! A few mozzies about, so take insect repellent or attendant on door has some if you forget!

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“Lovely fun evening”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

We saw the Children of Bassac in the grounds of the National Museum.
After visiting t21 and the Killing Fields this Show was a perfect happy and optimistic Future for Cambodia.
The young adults mixture of boys and girls did a wonderful performance to live music and singing.
The dance were a folk dances and the tradional Apsara dance all were performed with great energy,talent and fun.
Highly recommend plae pakaa rotating events would have gone to other ones had we had more days.
Tickets $10 well spent and it goes towards developing performing arts .

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Vienna, Austria
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“Great way to discover Cambodian culture”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

I saw 'Children of Bassac' on Monday, performing a series of traditional dances and enjoyed it a lot - not only the choreography and the music, but also costumes and lights.The show is of very good quality - the artists seemed to enjoy performing on stage a lot, which was a pleasure to see - and it is a very good introduction to Cambodian culture. It is not very long either (1 hour?) so one should not hesitate to go and see it, even if one is not particularly into traditional dances.

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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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“Not to be missed”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

For those willing to discover Cambodian Traditional Art, in a stunning environement, with familly or friends, this is a MUST DO activity during your stay in Phnom Penh. The performance is just brilliant... Go and see by yourself!

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“Great cultural experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

A way to escape the grind of Phnom Penh and see another facet of the local culture that's not usually visible.

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