Theam's Gallery

Theam's Gallery, Siem Reap: Hours, Address, Theam's Gallery Reviews: 4.5/5

Theam's Gallery
4.5
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Located a mere 10 minutes from the majestic temples of Angkor, Theam’s Gallery (formely Theam's House Gallery) is the home-cum-gallery of Master Cambodian Artist, Lim Muy Theam. As you step from one breath-taking pavilion to the next, you experience a sanctuary of serenity and a true visual feast. This lush space invites you to explore and immerse yourself in Khmer culture at its very best through Theam’s impressive private collection of local artefacts. Witness young apprentice artisans painting, sculpting and lacquering, while discovering the colourful contemporary creations of Theam himself. The gallery features a professionally curated showroom exhibiting all artwork conceived and produced onsite. This exquisite visual arts space gives visitors an authentic insight into the distinctive world of Cambodian art. Located in the tropical courtyard, Theam’s Café & Lounge serves a selection of coffee and fresh juice daily.
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Eric L
Hong Kong, China96 contributions
Solo
i wanted to find better souvenirs than what i saw at the night market, and i found this place on google. Reviews were good, entrance was free, so i decided to visit Theam’s gallery.
Location is a bit off behind the big luxury hotels in the way to Angkor Wat, but not too far.

The property is very beautiful, in the museum area there are lots of cambodian artefacts displayed in a very elegant manner, showcasing the art, culture, traditions of Cambodia. The place feels peaceful and quiet; i strolled in from area to area a few times and enjoyed it.

The gallery has paintings from the artist, mostly big formats, representing different people, usually using grey and red tones in a contrasted way. There’s s little workshop where ‘artisans’ are working on the souvenirs sold in the shop. The shop then offers quite a large variety of souvenirs - objects, scarves, lacquer paintings, table ustensils. Prices are not cheap, but still less than at somes shops on the main avenue, i’d say medium range as per western standards - except for the large paintings and silver objects which are a bit on the high end in my opinion. There’s something for every wallet; i just didn’t find anything for myself.

I’d recommend to visit this place, it’s a quick and pleasant leisure activity, best to me is the house itself and all the displays, more than the souvenirs you can buy.
Written February 25, 2020
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Serial_Traveller
London188 contributions
I am always in search of a delightful inspiring authentic shopping experience where you don't see the same items or tat for sale, and Theam's certainly provided it in Siem Reap. Everything was well displayed and executed and with a wide variety on offer. I preferred to skip the explanation from the lady who (un)welcomed us at the entrance. To be honest she was rather sour faced, and I knew she wasn't going to be insightful and hard to understand. Being left alone, to slowly look and enjoy what was on offer was highly enjoyable and preferable. Regards shopping, nothing else ( as far as I'm aware ) can match Theam's. It's often mentioned that the items on sale are expensive - I don't think they were. We did see 2 or 3 pieces sold at a far more commercial store at about $50 to 75 USD higher. So Theam's is where I'd happily part with my money. Shopping here was one of our Siem Reap highlights.
Written January 20, 2020
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Ellen S
Raleigh, NC31 contributions
Visited the gallery in February 2020 and were so pleasantly surprised to see such beautiful arts and crafts of high quality in Mr Theam's gallery. The staff person who lead us on a tour was so knowledgable and provided us with detailed tour of the whole place. It was so great to see that they are focused on careful training of the people that make the art pieces. Mr. Theam's own art work is just captivating, it gives you such pause to see how he portrays Cambodia's past and incorporates the present into the same piece with the modern presentation. Wonderful place to spend an afternoon if you are in Siem Reap, highly recommend!
Written March 5, 2020
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Ilalorshanee
Cambodia11 contributions
Friends
A must whenever in Siem Reap,Mr Theam did an amazing job setting up the gallery! I would say one of the best experience i’ve ever had.. The staff gave me thorough details of each creations.. Beauty everywhere i would say! Moreover if you are looking for something authentic that will appeal to your senses, you will definitely find it there 👌🏽
Written January 29, 2020
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justravel
Vancouver470 contributions
Couples
When we travel we prefer not buying trinkets but buying something one may consider art. We were glad we visited Theam's house because the items have character and are well presented.

We purchased nothing on a 4 week trip but when we saw what this place had to offer, we could not resist. It is expensive relative to Cambodia but not by international standards. Our tuk tuk driver insisted we visit the local artisans co-op first. ( I am not sure but they may get a cut of what is purchased there but not at Theam's house) He even tried to discourage us.

I would not go out of your way if you have limited time but if you have a general interest in art it is worth a peek.
Written March 7, 2015
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milesbarlow
113131410 contributions
Couples
Favourite place to shop in Siem Reap. If you're looking for something more than cheap elephant pants and mass souvenirs from the typical markets, and also want something with a more interesting design twist than the more traditionally minded wares sold at Artisans D'ankor, then Theam's House is for you. It is a beautiful space that functions as a gallery, atelier (fancy French word for studio) and store space. The works here are all inspired by a minimalist, bright modern pop art style, rooted in traditional Khmer concepts. Prices are a little bit more expensive than Artisans D'ankor with a more limited range of goods, but the wares are also a bit more unique. Whilst some pieces of clothing and small sculptures can be found at both places, I haven't found the bold lacquered clay animals elsewhere and they are absolutely gorgeous, starting from around $25 upwards. Well worth a visit after you are sick and tired of the temples.
Written February 19, 2015
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Louise H
Melbourne, Australia259 contributions
Couples
On entering Theam's House there is a beautiful garden with statues, ponds and flowers. We were greeted in the garden by a guide who showed us around. Unfortunately when we visited, the artists were on their lunch break. The pieces for sale are lovely and we purchased a vase and gecko. Highly recommend you visit.
Written April 2, 2015
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CJENY
NY20 contributions
Friends
Theam is the artist whose paintings one may or may not appreciate. But, the shop also has work by other local artisans and those trained by Theam's group. The house/shop is gorgeous and peaceful and can be rented for events
Written February 1, 2015
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MrRGW
Santa Cruz, CA24 contributions
Couples
We visited this artists house and gallery and where amazed by the quality and creativity of the carvings, paintings and Khmer crafts. All are very unique and of much higher quality than 99% of the stuff you find in the numerous markets around Siem Reap. The founder (Theam) fled Cambodia during the rule of the Khmer Rouge. After living in Paris and developing his painting he returned to Cambodia and trains many young artisans in traditional crafts with distinctly modern creative edge. Prices are very modest and the gallery space itself very pleasant. Theam's sister (Maddy) showed us around and was very helpful explaining the traditional techniques and philosophy behind the gallery. We recommend this place to anyone who wants to take home some unique, tasteful and above all beautiful pieces of Cambodian art. Look up their website for the address, it's not in the main tourist part of Siem Reap, but only a 5 minute tuk-tuk ride.
Written July 1, 2011
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devika2017
Houston, TX22 contributions
This house is amazing and the products are equally amazing. We enjoyed our visit, the house and garden are so pretty and we bought a Buddha statue, so unique in its being black and red...we loved the talking Maina..
Written April 15, 2017
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