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Bambu Stage Siem Reap

Bamboo Street | Bamboo Street, Wat Damnak Village, Sala Komroeuk Commune, Siem Reap, Cambodia
+855 97 726 1110
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After a hot day of exploring temples the Bambu Stage offers an exceptional evening with a variety... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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I could not recommend the Temples decoded more highly. Rather than focusing on the small historical... read more

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Relax in a director's chair and enjoy a cool drink at our tropical garden theatre. It seats just 40 people. Watch a fun new take on a great tradition– the Cambodian Bambu Puppets. The twelve puppeteers have been working hard to revive an old tradition and make it relevant for the 21st century, mixing old techniques with new technology. Wild and just a little bit crazy, they present a 50-minute show- from traditional stories to moody experimental works and physical theatre where the puppets leap from the screen. They introduce each character and puppeteer so the audience can identify the action, and they speak in both English and Khmer. This is a great opportunity to support gifted dancers as they learn new skills and tell their stories from the heart of Cambodia. They are either senior high school or university students or rice farmers.
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Bamboo Street | Bamboo Street, Wat Damnak Village, Sala Komroeuk Commune, Siem Reap, Cambodia
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Reviewed 6 days ago

After a hot day of exploring temples the Bambu Stage offers an exceptional evening with a variety of shows. We saw the puppet show, and the show was both entertaining and fun with a young troupe of artist.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I could not recommend the Temples decoded more highly. Rather than focusing on the small historical details that fall out of your head, it gives a broad stroke picture of Cambodia’s development as a country and how the Angkorian Temples came to be built. The...More

Thank Zoe A
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NicholasCoffill, Owner at Bambu Stage Siem Reap, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

I could not recommend the Temples decoded more highly. This is a rare gem 💎 in the Reap! Hey Zoe A! Thanks for your great review of Temples Decoded,we really appreciate your thumbs-up.We sifted through a high pile of well written books and manuscripts on...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The performance was so fun. Actors with puppets and players of instruments performed having great passion. So I recharged by them. The story was told with English and Khmer. Sometimes the manager explained with some points to get easily. When I visited there, it was...More

Thank りえい2015
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NicholasCoffill, Owner at Bambu Stage Siem Reap, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

''The curtain and candle light were also swaying by wind. I enjoyed the scents wet soil and greens. It was full of nice atmosphere. I really enjoyed the performance' Well hello Lama friend- Thanks for your five star review! Yes in the Green Season we...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is such amazing performance and clear illustration of how the ancient Khmer Kingdom and its architecture develops the structure and design of the temple according to their beliefsMore

Thank nary s
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NicholasCoffill, Owner at Bambu Stage Siem Reap, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Nary S, thanks for your great review of Temples Decoded. t was fun to do the show for you and the wonderful staff from Jaya House River Park. I was just cycling up there yesterday to try find an old wood model of a...More

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Reviewed May 16, 2018 via mobile

A unique experience. I've wanted to see a shadow puppet show all my life, since I used to put them on for my parents when I was a little girl, and now I have seen a true blue, fair dinkum, original show. I'm excited! It...More

1  Thank Sarah H
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NicholasCoffill, Owner at Bambu Stage Siem Reap, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Sarah H, ""now I have seen a true blue, fair dinkum, original show- and the beer was great"" Well, that's the first time we have got a compliment for puppets AND beer. Are you from Castlemain? Or your Mum was a publican in a...More

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Reviewed May 8, 2018 via mobile

A fantastic experience: learned so many things about the temples which I had not known before (if possible, see the show before you visit the temples). And the dinner was also amazing. Very reccomended!More

Thank Ralph K
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NicholasCoffill, Owner at Bambu Stage Siem Reap, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hey Ralph, Your the first Ralph to review Temples Decoded. Should you return you will be rewarded with 10,000 Ralph Points- which can be redeemed with a free beer or wine when you see SNAP! 150 YEARS OF PHOTOGRAPHY IN CAMBODIA. LOOKING FORWARD to your...More

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Reviewed May 7, 2018

We would highly recommend this shadow puppet show which is held in a beautiful private garden in an intimate mode. The shadow puppet story was very entertaining and also include the puppeteers acting out various parts. The music by the trio was great and added...More

Thank themartins2018
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NicholasCoffill, Owner at Bambu Stage Siem Reap, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Well, well, well ... its the Martins!! We feel blessed you have reviewed our puppet show and that your daughter had a great time. Over the monsoon Soran and the troupe are developing a new show of magic and light that takes us back through...More

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Reviewed May 7, 2018 via mobile

If you visiting Siem Reap, this place must on your itinerary list. Talented performer and puppeteer and also friendly. Great show, we love it!More

Thank Donny M
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NicholasCoffill, Owner at Bambu Stage Siem Reap, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Donny M,wonderful wonderful holiday! So glad you enjoyed Siem Reap and visited the Bambu Stage Puppets. were developing a new show for the end of this years- a bit of magic and histor,y fire and shadow. Safe travels and see you again. Soran and...More

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Reviewed April 30, 2018

A place under trees, in a quiet road in downtown Siem Reap. Here, I learnt a lot about the country where I use to live for more than 17 years. Do you know what a cowhide is and how to get it? I learnt it...More

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NicholasCoffill, Owner at Bambu Stage Siem Reap, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Don’t miss the Bambu Puppets! OH! Angkormann, thanks for the great review and we are so happy that we bought back good memories from your earlier days in Siem Reap. We hope you are now back in you new homeland thinking of your wonderful travels...More

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Reviewed April 27, 2018

We had an absolutely fantastic night at Bambu Stage having booked the show, drinks and dinner ticket. The show itself is delightful telling a traditional Cambodian story but with a sweet and funny twist. It has been created by the performers and both children and...More

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NicholasCoffill, Owner at Bambu Stage Siem Reap, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello tasstw, sweet and funny twist- we like that description- well ask the chef to add a dish like that to the table after the show! But seriously, thanks so much for the great review and were so happy you enjoyed the dinner afterwards- its...More

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576wendyn
January 24, 2017|
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Response from NicholasCoffill | Property representative |
Hello, we are planning to close in April for major renovations and upgrade to our site. It is the hottest month in Siem Reap, so after a wonderful high season of great reviews, we're having a brief holiday and reopening with... More
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January 22, 2017|
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Hi Joanne, we do three shows- shadow puppets doing folk and modern inventive work Two TED-like talks using live media theatre to tell stories about Cambodia recent history and one about the temples. (im sorry about late... More
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Msmee8
January 21, 2017|
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Response from NicholasCoffill | Property representative |
Yep, that's right. PUPPETS for 40 minutes The Live Media talks about 60 minutes. cheers, Nick
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