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    ANM Khmer Market
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    The Sbek Thom is a Khmer shadow theatre featuring twometre high, non-articulated puppets made of leather openwork. Dating from before the Angkorian period, the Sbek Thom, along with the Royal Ballet and mask theatre, is considered sacred. Dedicated to the divinities, performances could only take place on specific occasions three or four times a year, such as the Khmer New Year, the King’s birthday or the veneration of famous people. After the fall of Angkor in the fifteenth century, the shadow theatre evolved beyond a ritualistic activity to become an artistic form, while retaining its ceremonial dimension. The puppets are made from a single piece of leather in a special ceremony for each character representing gods and deities. The hides are dyed with a solution made from the bark of the Kandaol tree. The artisan draws the desired figure on the tanned hide, then cuts it out and paints it before attaching it to two bamboo sticks enabling the dancer to control the puppet. The performances traditionally take place at night outdoors beside a rice-field or pagoda. A large white backdrop is held between two tall bamboo screens in front of a large fire or, nowadays, projectors. The shadows of the puppet’s silhouettes are projected onto the white screen. The animators bring the puppets to life with precise and specific dance steps. So far, three shadow theatres have managed to rise from their ashes, ensuring the transmission of the knowledge and skills, including those relating to puppet making.
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Departure Time
6:30 AM
Duration
2h
Inclusions
  • Pick up and Drop off
  • Dinner with Set menu
  • Khmer Shadow show
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
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By: Sharing Cambodia tour
8 reviews
Rem394
10
Many temple to visit
😍 The temple is wonderful i love to visit there. If i have time will go to visit again. THE GUIDE AND DRIVER SO
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robertad118
40
Nice performance
The performance was nice. The buffet was very various. The negative thing is that all lasted about 1 hour,
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meym2020
10
Great experience cooking
Great to make new experience with cooking class of Khmer food. I was to cooked Fresh spring roll, Mango salad with
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makem2020
10
Great travel and Wonderful temple
I was to visit 3 days tour with sunrise Angkor it’s was amazing and beautiful temple, the second day I been to
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Jecika126
10
Nice Angkor wat tour
Great tour and nice hotel it’s was amazing tour and I was to visit Angkor wat, bayon temple, ta prom temple it’s
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23vannys
10
Amazing stay and traveling
Angkor Wat it's was wonderful temple. Our guide explain me give a lot about history aceint temple. Great tour
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611chhayc
10
Great to visit temple
i was to visit Angkor wat temple itwas amazing and very wonderful temple, My guide and driver they are so friendly
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Sunny_83_11
Paris, France
31
Wonderful tour
Wonderful tour and nice guide. I can only recommend ! Lot of sightseeing and guidance about Cambodia history !
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