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“Something to do in the evening but not worth the cost !”
Review of Smile of Angkor

Smile of Angkor
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$48.00*
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Smile of Angkor Show with Roundtrip Transfer
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Owner description: "Smile of Angkor" is the first grand Epic daily show that revives the Angkor dynasty in all aspects. It's the most worth view show in Cambodia. From foundation to prosperity, tale to folk customs, past to present, Smile of Angkor expresses the original culture with the highest technology It's a splendid performance directed by the experts of the Cambodia Culture and Fine Arts Ministry and the director team of the Closing Ceremony of 2008 Olympic Games. It's a legendary show that revives all the myths from the reliefs of Angkor Temples with our grand stage and the brightest stars. There is a buffet at the venue to allow you to dinner before the show. A small and cosy restaurant is dedicated to the individual visitors (non-group) but be aware that it s a huge buffet for Asian group so don't expect for food and Western standard level. But you will be able to see all the nationalities of Asia and to taste differents foods : Khmers, Vietnamese, Korean... Be aware that during the high season there should have so queue for the bbq which know a big success. During the show you can not take photos or videos. We wish to welcome you
London UK
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43 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“Something to do in the evening but not worth the cost !”
Reviewed August 19, 2013

I was excited to go and see the "Smile on Angkor' theatre production with laser lights, the show in itself is not too bad, actors and actresses are good, but you think somewhere they have lost the plot, the act scenes are too long, and somewhat boring for western visitors, i saw many people asleep, secondly, the audience is pre-dominantly Chinese, which I have found are generally rude and inconsiderate people, every since the masses in China started travelling you see them more and more they are in large groups and noisy and rude, sorry Chinese visitors, its true, they have no social graces, and when told not to use their cameras, they simply take no notice and do the opposite.

The Buffet dining experience in my mind was poor, most of the hot dishes were cold, and I did not enjoy it, it was mediocre, it cost us USD 48.00 per head so for four of us it was just under USD 200.00 a waste of money hmmm finely balanced I would have to say yes, but we had nothing esle to do that night, it was recommended by our tourist van driver, interesting, everywhere we went with him, he got free food, that should tell you something, my advice is, if you don't have anything to do in the evenings after your temple visits, it is mildly entertaining, but if you have somewhere else to go, give it a miss.

Visited August 2013
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Fabrice L, Responsable relations publiques at Smile of Angkor, responded to this review, November 21, 2014
Thank you very much for taking the time to review our show.

Your input, and the feedback from all of our guests is vitally important to us,

We read your advices with attention.

We have addressed your comments to the staff.

Best regards,

The team
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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
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English first
Cincinnati, Ohio
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53 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Misses 'terrible' by a laugh or two”
Reviewed August 11, 2013

In my good graces I had to give the performance a generous 'poor' rating because it was at least funny. It was funny because it has its own building, it is littered with Cambodian propaganda, features special effects from the 1980's, and the Chinese were generally impressed with the spectacle. Overall, the entire situation was rather inconvenient given the sunken funds, loss of time, and prevalence of highly inconsiderate Chinese tourists.

Visited August 2013
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Fabrice L, Responsable relations publiques at Smile of Angkor, responded to this review, November 21, 2014
Thank you very much for taking the time to review our show.

Your input, and the feedback from all of our guests is vitally important to us,

We read your advices with attention.

We have addressed your comments to the staff.

Best regards,

The team
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Bad dinner ever ....”
Reviewed August 3, 2013 via mobile

Dinner not up to standard, bad staff service, no variety of choice. The show far behind campare with phuket fantasea, many people fall asleep. Not recommend at all to others.

Visited August 2013
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Fabrice L, Responsable relations publiques at Smile of Angkor, responded to this review, November 21, 2014
Thank you very much for taking the time to review our show.

Your input, and the feedback from all of our guests is vitally important to us,

We read your advices with attention.

We have addressed your comments to the staff.

Best regards,

The team
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Ok to pass the evening...”
Reviewed July 21, 2013 via mobile

Just arrived in afternoon. Decided on this to get a flavour of the culture and a sampling if Angkor Wat history. A bit corny but is entertaining, though some parts slow. Buffet was not too bad. Though food a bit oily and salty to our taste. Managed to sample some khmer goodies. Can try if no other plans for the evening.

Visited July 2013
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Fabrice L, Responsable relations publiques at Smile of Angkor, responded to this review, November 16, 2014
Dear chocoina,


Thank you very much for taking the time to review our show.

Your input, and the feedback from all of our guests is vitally important to us and we always want guest expectations to be met upon arrival.
We have carefully read your review, as well as all the other comments that help us to improve our work.

We do our best to improve the show and the services so that all our visitors would be happy. We have completely restructured our buffet, so that it would suit to each taste. Now you will find there a cosy restaurant with smiling and welcoming staff. Our catering team is constantly working to improve the menu of the restaurant, to provide the best food to four hundred guests of the show daily.

We do our best to insure the best comfort in order to enjoy the show. Dancers performers, Technical team, staff give their best to propose a family show to our International audience. We decided to use English and subtitles in differents languages in order to be sure that our visitors discover and understand the meaning of the show and the various parts of our culture and history performed on stage.

We are proud of our country oand our language but we are prouder that our audience come in our country and in our show, to know better about us, our history, our culture and more important to understand them. So it s because of it we decide to use English the international language!

Dear chocoina, we highly appreciate your review and we hope to welcome you again and to share with you our efforts!

The team
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Waste of Time and Money”
Reviewed July 11, 2013

Smile of Angkor was a waste of our time and money. The buffet was okay, but not worth the price. The show was interesting - only because it was unlike anything we had seen before. The combination of lights, TV screens, subtitles, and real live actors/dancers was all a little too much for us. I would recommend you spend your time and money on something other than Smile of Angkor.

Visited June 2013
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Thank J H
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Fabrice L, Responsable relations publiques at Smile of Angkor, responded to this review, November 21, 2014
Dear J H,

Thank you very much for taking the time to review our show.

Your input, and the feedback from all of our guests is vitally important to us and we always want guest expectations to be met upon arrival.

We hope to see you again in the future.

Best regards
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