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“Traditional Cambodian Art” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Artisans d'Angkor

Artisans d'Angkor
Stung Thmey Street, Siem Reap, Cambodia
(855) 63 963 330
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Ranked #13 of 79 Attractions in Siem Reap
Type: Factory Tours, Cultural
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Owner description: Artisans Angkor is a Cambodian social business which was originally created to revive Khmer cultural heritage while helping young rural people finding work near their home village.Since its creation at the end of 1990s, Artisans Angkor has strived to provide professional skills to communities with limited educational opportunities and has offered good working conditions and social advantages to its employees. It has now opened 42 workshops in Siem Reap province and it provides employment to over 1300 people, including more than 900 artisans.Over the years, Artisans Angkor has become a real showcase of Khmer workmanship for its silk fabrics and garments, stone and wood carving, lacquer ware, polychrome products, silver plating and silk painting.
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“Traditional Cambodian Art”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

Having visited places like this, in which helps the local cambodians develop there skills in silk work, carvings and paintings, you certainly don't mind the price of the products you buy from here. The costs of goods here are more expensive than those in the markets, but to buy an authentic Cambodian product, of the quality that these products have, has more of an effect on the people and the country as a whole, as your money is then put back into the community to further the skills that they have on display. A VERY worthy cause.

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“Exquisite products and shopping for a good cause”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

This is not only a hop, as there are many in Cambodia that support the country's disabled. It is actually a combination of shop and school. In the annex next to the shop in Siem Reap you can see young people at work; they are taught to make carvings, paint, and lacquer. The shop sells not only products made in this particular school but also other handicrafts produced elsewhere. What I liked especialluy is that there is nobody who presses you to buy stuff: you may visit the school and yet decide not to buy anything. In the shop itself you can walk around and browse leisurely. Products are not extremely cheap, such at the famous Russian market in Phnom Penh, but the quality in excellent. I bought some pure silk scarves and cushion covers, handwoven for some 24 dollars per item.

Visited July 2013
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“Giving history a Chance”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

this is a place where it tells you that Cambodia is giving its tradition and art a chance to live from her past to the people of today and the future.
it is allows you to see how work could have been done in past. it gives you a glimpse into how grand Angkor Wat could be and what the grandeur of Angkor Thom would have been.
Keep up the GREATNESS!!

Visited September 2013
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“Quality Cambodian Art”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

You get to see how silk cloths, stone carvings and wood carvings are made by handicapped people. If you need quality buy here. Otherwise, what they sell in the market will do at lesser the price.

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“Excellent craftsmanship”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

- Very good variety and wonderfully crafted handicrafts
- Lovely ambiance
- Well trained professional staff
- Nice little exposure to the actual process of making a handicraft
But the stuff is really over priced; really really overpriced to make even a window shopping

Visited September 2013
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