Angkor Village Apsara Theatre

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Angkor Village Apsara Theatre

Angkor Village Apsara Theatre
3.5
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Monday
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Tuesday
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Wednesday
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Thursday
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Friday
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Saturday
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Sunday
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
About
Step back in time at the only air conditioned theatre in town. Dancers, singers and musicians will bring ancient Khmer culture to life in spectacular surroundings while you enjoy the very best in Cambodian cuisine.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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3.5
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Mike hunt
2 contributions
great dancers
Feb 2020
Great place to eat dinner and watch some traditional dancing, Highly recommend it!
Food is good and the dancers are amazing!
Written April 13, 2020
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ams
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Good experience
Jan 2020
Lovely performance . Thoroughly entertained by the performance and the set and the costumes were beautiful.
Written January 30, 2020
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matondy
Brisbane, Australia46 contributions
Wonderful entertainment
Jul 2019
The show was amazing to see. The performance was informative. The food I would not do again, just do the show. The show was air conditioned but not the food hall. There are stairs to get up to get to the food hall. You can have photos after the show with the performers. Organise tuk-tuk to the show and to also pick up through the booking agent that you buy tickets from.
Written October 12, 2019
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Jools Cox
1 contribution
Apsara Theatre
Oct 2019 • Friends
Wonderful building, very tasty set Cambodian meal book vegetarian in advance. Dancing and musicians beautiful and very authentic. A top class evening!
Written October 3, 2019
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Ka T
Columbus, OH21 contributions
Not for the Elderly.
Mar 2019 • Couples
When first entering the theater it seems very nice, clean and organized. The meal was ok, nothing to write home about.

The biggest issue i saw was how uncomfortable the seating was in the lower level. These seats are on the floor with a pillow. Half the seats give you direct sight of the stage and half you have to turn around very uncomfortably. I was doing ok because im a bit younger. However there were a number of older ladies sitting around us that had issues getting into the seats let alone sit and watch the show. These ladies ask for any other seats and disrespectfully they were denied by the theater with no concern. I offered all my seat pads i can gather to try to help them but it wasn't doing much good.

If your handicapped, back issues, knee issues etc have any disabilities, i would recommend you look elsewhere.
Written May 10, 2019
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Sue S
Shipston on Stour, UK151 contributions
a somewhat predictable if well executed event
Mar 2019 • Couples
Our Vietnamese travel agent recommended this show with dinner and we were initially resistant as so many 'folkloric' events are targeted at tourists and lack authenticity.

This was probably one of those, but the dancers and small band performed professionally in beautiful costumes, despite their rather downbeat expressions indicating that they were not finding their work particularly fulfilling.

The huge theatre provides a self service buffet meal with iterns for virtually every nationality and taste, much of it rather cold by the time we got to help ourselves, but Western tourists were mounding their plates with pasta and the like and seemed very content We like S E Asian food and found less to commend.

Our table was right by the stage and it would probably have been better to sit a little further back in the huge room to get the full impact of the costumes, etc.

If you like this sort of thing, this is probably as good as any. On the whole I think we'd have preferred to have given it a miss and found our own real Cambodian restaurant.
Written March 15, 2019
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NatureTrekkersPJ
Petaling Jaya, Malaysia65 contributions
Below expectations..
Dec 2018 • Family
Our first experience of Cambodian culture. Purchased the tickets online, not knowing what will be served for dinner. Arrived at Cultural Centre half hour early. Staff told us to wait outside. Mosquitoes hovering around us and some feasting on us. Not a good start to a supposedly lovely evening. Saw the standard menu. Told them to remove meat from our dinner. They served vegetarian instead. Show began with a cultural dance. Some dancers showing blank faces, expressionless. Then the Cambodian version of Ramayana. Disappointing! Not as good as the Ramayana ballet show we attended at Prambanan temple, Yogyakarta in Indonesia, that's for sure!
Written December 26, 2018
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ImmerWandern
Palos Heights, IL7,203 contributions
The show was generally a pleasure to watch and the menu educational in terms of the apsara poses
Nov 2017 • Couples
In addition to the awe-inspiring temples of the Angkor archeological park, watching traditional Cambodian dance, a classical Khmer performance known as "aspara" was on our "to-do" list for our visit to Siem Reap. Our hosts at Maison Polanka had suggested the Angkor Village and so we signed up for the dinner and dance presentation.

We rode a tuk-tuk to the hotel and its theater, adding to the local flavor of the experience. The hotel lobby and the theatre building certainly were visually impressive and added to the ambiance. We were seated at the middle of 3 long, sunken tables running the length of the theatre. There was balcony seating, too, something we were not aware of. This position placed our heads just above the level of the stage floor. The cushioning was fairly comfortable. I could see how a visitor with significant back or leg joint issues may have a problem getting seated or rising from the table and regular chair/tables would be more appropriate for them.

The menu was fixed. The food was acceptable but nothing special, unfortunately. We had eaten much better at Maison Polanka. We appreciated the highly informative booklet describing apsara dance in terms of some the types of performances, the characters and the hand poses we would be seeing.

In terms of the the actual performance we had had not prior experience to compare this to. The music was at times provided by a live orchestra of traditional percussion instruments (drums, gongs, xylophone) and a reed/wind instrument. After the first 2 dances it was clear that the principal dancer was far superior to the rest of the troupe. There were 2 other women that seemed quite capable as well. None of the male performers stood out. Nevertheless we enjoyed the dances, knowing that there were 1,500+ hand gestures for dancers to learn and memorize, not to mention the many feet and body poses they needed to know.

Overall my wife and I enjoyed the show, the ambiance and the relative intimacy of the performance. The food was OK but consider having a snack prior to the show.

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Written October 8, 2018
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limjoannaa
Singapore, Singapore40 contributions
Dinner & show
Sep 2018 • Couples
I specifically requested for top floor seating and they fulfilled my request, so I’m quite happy about that. We had the best seats with Centre view, so advanced online booking is recommended. I’m glad that they had variety of dances instead of just apsara dance as it can get quite boring since it’s a slow paced type of cultural dance. The costumes were beautiful though. There were 5 rounds of different dances and my favorite dances were the ones with a story behind it. I guess you pay more for the place, ambience and variety of performances. It’s more expensive but worth it if you don’t want to be mixed with noisy tour groups and crowded buffet. Overall, it was a good experience. Beautiful antique intimate place, pretty good food and decent show.
Written September 24, 2018
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Maite Plimmer
Zug, Switzerland296 contributions
5 out of 10
Aug 2018 • Family
The building, decorations and costumes are special but the dancers were quite mediocre except 2 of them who were excellent. 2 out of the 5 dances were like a school performance at a kindergarten. Food was mediocre also. Overpriced. Wouldn’t come again but I guess one has to see this once
Written August 14, 2018
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