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“muppet show on historical stories”

Sovannaphum Theatre
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: To explore Khmer culture through exclusive collection of travel experiences - learn Cambodian traditional arts, visit the shadow puppet show. The Sovanna Phum offers the best interaction with the culture and people of a place. To experience where the local backdrop retains its integrity and originality and discover a side of the city you never knew, available only through the forgotten Sovanna Phum. Sovanna Phum works with many struggling craftsmen and artisan with whom we structure a course together to teach the world about their traditional craft. Be it at their home or their workshops, we offer our guests access to a 'behind the scenes' experience that is often overlooked. This is the real culture, the real people, the real experience.
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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56 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“muppet show on historical stories”
Reviewed August 5, 2013

I like arts and especially living arts. SP present some shows with big shadow muppets. Well, the story is complicated to follow as always in this traditional stories (unless you are used to memorise all the names of the characters involved ... or buddhist since childhood). But you can feel the magic of art, and this is great !

Visited November 2012
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Highly recommended”
Reviewed July 14, 2013

The night we went there were drums and monkey dance instead of puppets and it was fantastic - the drumming was varied and the dancing impressive with lots of humour.

Visited July 2013
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Well worth the visit...”
Reviewed April 27, 2013

It was wonderful to see the interest being taken by the younger generation in preserving the traditional arts of Cambodia. My 11-year-old was enthralled by the dancing/drama. The music was the best i'd heard while in Cambodia. A treat and a must. Take some mosquito repellant along to ensure your enjoyment!

Visited March 2013
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Hong Kong, China
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13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Interesting and enjoyable performance”
Reviewed February 24, 2013

There was not puppet performance on the night I visited. Instead they performed drums and monkey dance. But this was interesting too. Performers as monkeys mixed with audience and they made very good imitation of the behavior of monkeys. Drum performance was a traditional one with some modern elements added. Good show.

Visited February 2013
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Love the drumming show”
Reviewed January 11, 2013

This little treasure is not too hard to find if a tuk tuk or moto driver is diligent. Street 99 is parallel to Monivong and not far past Rock Nightclub (can't miss that) on the right.
The performers are talented and enthusiastic and create a wonderful atmosphere. Had us all entranced. It's a quaint performance space however they may need to shift soon. Catch it while you can.

Visited January 2013
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