Artisans Angkor

Artisans Angkor, Siem Reap: Hours, Address, Artisans Angkor Reviews: 4.5/5

Artisans Angkor
4.5
Speciality & Gift Shops
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7:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Monday
7:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Tuesday
7:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Wednesday
7:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Thursday
7:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Friday
7:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Saturday
7:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Sunday
7:30 AM - 6:30 PM
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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 48 workshops in Siem Reap province and it provides employment to over 1100 people, including more than 800 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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lorip692
Columbus, MS25 contributions
Dec 2019
Learn how the students are taught to sculpt, make silk things, and work with metal. The trip to the silk farm was an additional opportunity to see the whole process in action. What attention to detail! Our guide had told us to save our money buying these things on the street until we visited Artisans Angkor. While their prices were a little higher (yet very responsible still), the quality is much better. There are many beautiful things to buy and bring home from here.
Written January 8, 2020
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travellerme
Brighton, UK302 contributions
Jan 2020
It’s great to see the apprentices and some experienced craftspeople work on stone and wood to reproduce some of the artefacts seen in the nearby temples . Their skill is a pleasure to watch . It’s worth just discreetly watching them without interfering . Use your cameras and phones from a decent distance to avoid distracting them . After all it’s only polite . The nearby shop sells their wares . The merchandise is not cheap. The quality seems very good . The proceeds go to the organisation that trains these folk .
Written January 25, 2020
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kearz10
Walnut Creek, CA87 contributions
Dec 2019
So glad we stopped here. I'm a big proponent of looking for items that are locally made when we travel. This gets hard to do when so many things are made elsewhere in large quantities and are not special. This center is doing good for the community by teaching them skills while they provide beautiful crafts. You can tour the facility and see some of the craftspeople's work in progress. At the end of the tour is a gift shop. The prices are higher than what you would find in the night market, but you are paying for the quality and workmanship.
Written January 13, 2020
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John B
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Apr 2020
We went on a Scenic Cruise down the Mekong River in July 2019. A part of the cruise included some time in Siem Reap (before going cross country to get on the ship.) The cruise line offered several possible day trips--including time at the Artisans of Angkor. It was great tour, very interesting. We then spent some time in their gift shop where we spent several hundred dollars. One of my purchases was a stone stylized lion. After being at home for a while, I decided that I really wanted another one. They had an online shop at that time where you could buy many of the things from the gift shop. In mid-April 2020 I went to the store and ordered a second lion. With shipping, it was a little over $200. I expected it to take a while but after a month, I wrote to them asking for a status. No answer. Since then, I've written two more times. Still no answer. And while the web site is still there, the link to the gift shop is gone. It is beginning to look like I'm just out the money. NOT a great experience!
Written August 10, 2020
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KTP310
Reading, UK801 contributions
Feb 2020
It was fascinating to wander around the workshops seeing the incredible skills of the apprentices at this social enterprise. The workshops are in a very nice setting with a small cafe and a shop selling beautiful items produced by the traditional craftspeople.
I would also highly recommend the free visit offered to the Angkor Silk Farm (09:30 and 13:30 daily) - a wonderful trip.
Written February 13, 2020
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Wahoo1000
Siem Reap, Cambodia167 contributions
Oct 2019 • Couples
We went with our guide and were pleasantly surprised by the quality and selection of the things they made. While we did find several things we liked the prices kept us for buying most. Several items we found we also saw at a few other shops we went that had much cheaper prices. Not sure if it was the same but looked very close other than the cost.
Written January 19, 2020
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JuH
Sheffleld26 contributions
Feb 2020
great to understand how this enterprise has developed and how the traditional crafts are taught. the process is explained and you can walk round watching the artisans at work. large shop. There are options to visit silk farm or try the crafts yourself but I did not have time to try that.
Written February 28, 2020
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Gramps2
Boston, MA64 contributions
Mar 2020
We spent approx. one hour touring the workshops of Artisans Angkor. This business trains and employs local talent to learn and maintain the craftwork of their country, and you get to see them at work. The results are amazing! Everyone we saw seemed 100% dedicated to their work, and their handiworks are very impressive. They also have a gift shop on site, where you can help to support them by making a small purchase. It is worth the time to visit this workshop.
Written March 31, 2020
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Cynthia P
San Jose, CA2,269 contributions
Feb 2020
Local artists/artists in training. Provides training to local area artists enabling them to improve their situations. Interesting but too much detail on the tour in most areas. They would do better with an overview and a focus on one area.
Written March 12, 2020
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EPutri
Jakarta, Indonesia27 contributions
Dec 2019 • Couples
A recommended place to visit for those whom like to find Cambodian handicrafts especially silk made products and carvings. I love their fine and exclusive scarf design.
When you visit this place you will greeted by their staff and they will brief you on the Artisan Angkor history as well as showing you their workshops. You also had the opportunity to learn how to carve the limestone.
Written January 2, 2020
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