Artisans Angkor
Artisans Angkor
4.5
7:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Monday
7:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Tuesday
7:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Wednesday
7:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Thursday
7:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Friday
7:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Saturday
7:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Sunday
7:30 AM - 6:30 PM
About
Artisans Angkor is a Cambodian social business which was originally created to revive Khmer cultural heritage while helping young rural people finding work near their home village.Since its creation at the end of 1990s, Artisans Angkor has strived to provide professional skills to communities with limited educational opportunities and has offered good working conditions and social advantages to its employees. It has now opened 48 workshops in Siem Reap province and it provides employment to over 1100 people, including more than 800 artisans.Over the years, Artisans Angkor has become a real showcase of Khmer workmanship for its silk fabrics and garments, stone and wood carving, lacquer ware, polychrome products, silver plating and silk painting.
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  • Shelley M
    Albany, New Zealand882 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Artists at work
    Nice to get a tour around this workshop. There is a lot to see how they make different wood/stone carvings. They are happy to show you what they are doing and proud of their work. The shop at the end is not a hard sell which is nice and prices are a bit expensive, but look at the quality. Worth a look if you are wanting a treasure to take home.
    Visited April 2023
    Written 25 May 2023
  • TheWorldNut
    Bangalore District, India661 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Genuine and good variety
    A social business, great collection although on the pricey side (but rightly so, as the cheap fakes are anyways available almost everywhere in Phnom Penh central market). They have a good selection of handi crafts, including the silk and the iconic statues and home decoration items. They also have presence at the departure terminal of the Phnom Penh international airport, but the selection is somewhat limited and the prices are higher. For anyone looking for some authentic souvenirs, Artisans Angkor is the place to go.
    Visited May 2023
    Written 28 May 2023
  • Maharaja G
    Bengaluru, India8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A local training center for the poor and kids
    My wife and I visited the Artisan d'angkor on training center on traditional Khmer crafts for poor kids and a shop that sells these crafts. To helping those kids, I also bought some souvenir for my kids and they were reals. Thank you so much Thearith for taking us there.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 3 August 2023
  • Justin H
    18 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Interesting spot, good mission
    This seems like a good place to go if you want to ensure that your Cambodian crafts are made in an ethical manner. The workshops are cool to see. Prices are fairly high, but that is what you can expect for ensuring the staff are treated well
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 13 October 2023
  • Gabriela H
    Sao Paulo, SP75 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great time in Siem reap
    Great experience, I found very interesting to learn how the art crafts that we see selling at the markets are done. Also the way they capacitate people and are preserving their culture is very cool. Totally worth it, also because it’s close to the city center. Took around 1h tops, I don’t think you need a guide.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 12 December 2023
  • KJA3
    438 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Outstanding quality crafts through a worthy workshop program
    I visited the Artisans Angkor workshop in Siem Reap and its shops there, in Phnom Penh, and at the PP airport. I found it fascinating to watch the artisans as they mastered their crafts at the SR workshop! :) The quality of merchandise I saw was consistently outstanding. And the cause -- well worthwhile, in my opinion. So although I would not call the AA prices exactly competitive (you could get cheaper goods elsewhere), I felt comfortable paying for what I knew to be authentic, high quality merchandise in support of a worthy cause. The workmanship is outstanding!
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 22 December 2023
  • PoipuJim
    63 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful Products
    I have visited Siem Reap several times, but just discovered Artisans Angkor on my most recent visit. I wish I had discovered them earlier. This is a lovely social business that trains and supports young people from rural areas. You can visit each and every workshop, including ...... handmade silk weaving, ancient Ikat weaving, stone carving, wood carving, lacquering, silver-plating on copper. They have won several UNESCO awards for their excellence in handcraft products. All of their products are for sale in a very lovely gift shop. I bought many products as handmade Khmer gifts. This place is a MUST SEE in Siem Reap.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 4 January 2024
  • aginsf
    San Francisco, California167 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must-visit for high-quality crafts and products
    On our second visit to Cambodia, we returned to Artisans Angkor. Our first visit was about 10 years ago, and we were given a tour of the workshop and saw people working on traditional crafts. This time, we went straight to the shop and bought some beautiful souvenirs to bring home. Every time I see the crafts I bought at Artisans Angkor, it reminds me of beautiful Cambodia.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 8 February 2024
  • hobsononholiday
    Hong Kong Island, China47 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth a visit to the workshops even if you dont want to shop
    This is a commercial non-profit in that it is a big business catering to the business tours and wander in visitors. You can watch the craftspeople learning woood and stone carving, silk weaving and lacquer work. In reality the products are mainly produced in the villages so this is really for show. However my kids really enjoyed it and the guide was patient with allowing them to have a go at things. The shop is full of very beautiful products made by their artisans, it is not cheap at all but, in my view, the products are high quality for export so its priced accordingly. Clearly it’s cheaper to buy basic scarves etc in town. However what is sold here is produced in the province and employs lots of people. If you like silk it is the best i have seen in Siem Reap. Worth a visit if you are in town even if you aren’t interested in shopping. My kids really enjoyed it and, inevitably, i ended up buying a lacquer painting of Angkor Wat for my son. I hope it brings him many years of happy memories!
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 12 February 2024
  • 887Humdinger887
    London, United Kingdom54 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Craftspeople in Action
    An interesting and informative tour that explained the history and impact that this initiative has had on young people, their families and their villages. Great to get up close to working craftsmen and women. Excellent place to purchase high quality souvenirs
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 1 April 2024
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Steve M
Boone, NC14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Great art pieces to buy and a great cause. Nice to see individuals with talent given the chance to express it and enhance their lives. They are given health care and an opportunity to make a living. We bought a hand carved statue for$149. Well worth it for a beautiful piece of art and the knowledge you are helping people.
Written 5 April 2024
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887Humdinger887
London, UK54 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
An interesting and informative tour that explained the history and impact that this initiative has had on young people, their families and their villages. Great to get up close to working craftsmen and women. Excellent place to purchase high quality souvenirs
Written 1 April 2024
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hobsononholiday
Hong Kong Island, China47 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
This is a commercial non-profit in that it is a big business catering to the business tours and wander in visitors. You can watch the craftspeople learning woood and stone carving, silk weaving and lacquer work. In reality the products are mainly produced in the villages so this is really for show. However my kids really enjoyed it and the guide was patient with allowing them to have a go at things. The shop is full of very beautiful products made by their artisans, it is not cheap at all but, in my view, the products are high quality for export so its priced accordingly. Clearly it’s cheaper to buy basic scarves etc in town. However what is sold here is produced in the province and employs lots of people. If you like silk it is the best i have seen in Siem Reap.
Worth a visit if you are in town even if you aren’t interested in shopping. My kids really enjoyed it and, inevitably, i ended up buying a lacquer painting of Angkor Wat for my son. I hope it brings him many years of happy memories!
Written 13 February 2024
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aginsf
San Francisco, CA167 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
On our second visit to Cambodia, we returned to Artisans Angkor. Our first visit was about 10 years ago, and we were given a tour of the workshop and saw people working on traditional crafts. This time, we went straight to the shop and bought some beautiful souvenirs to bring home. Every time I see the crafts I bought at Artisans Angkor, it reminds me of beautiful Cambodia.
Written 8 February 2024
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PoipuJim
63 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Solo
I have visited Siem Reap several times, but just discovered Artisans Angkor on my most recent visit. I wish I had discovered them earlier. This is a lovely social business that trains and supports young people from rural areas. You can visit each and every workshop, including ...... handmade silk weaving, ancient Ikat weaving, stone carving, wood carving, lacquering, silver-plating on copper. They have won several UNESCO awards for their excellence in handcraft products. All of their products are for sale in a very lovely gift shop. I bought many products as handmade Khmer gifts. This place is a MUST SEE in Siem Reap.
Written 5 January 2024
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KJA3
Washington, DC438 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Solo
I visited the Artisans Angkor workshop in Siem Reap and its shops there, in Phnom Penh, and at the PP airport. I found it fascinating to watch the artisans as they mastered their crafts at the SR workshop! :)

The quality of merchandise I saw was consistently outstanding. And the cause -- well worthwhile, in my opinion. So although I would not call the AA prices exactly competitive (you could get cheaper goods elsewhere), I felt comfortable paying for what I knew to be authentic, high quality merchandise in support of a worthy cause. The workmanship is outstanding!
Written 22 December 2023
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Balasubramanian R
Chennai (Madras), India806 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Friends
Artisians D Angkor is a Cambodian social businesscreating job opportunities for young people. This is a training center on traditional khmer crafts (stone, wood etc) We will get a deep insight into the remarkable skilled workmanship of traditional handicrafts in Cambodia.
Written 18 December 2023
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Gabriela H
Sao Paulo, SP75 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Solo
Great experience, I found very interesting to learn how the art crafts that we see selling at the markets are done.
Also the way they capacitate people and are preserving their culture is very cool.
Totally worth it, also because it’s close to the city center.
Took around 1h tops, I don’t think you need a guide.
Written 12 December 2023
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G F
Aroumd, Morocco7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
It's a great place to visit, especially for the kids to show them artisans doing craft things, all the family loved it
Written 27 October 2023
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Justin H
18 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
This seems like a good place to go if you want to ensure that your Cambodian crafts are made in an ethical manner. The workshops are cool to see. Prices are fairly high, but that is what you can expect for ensuring the staff are treated well
Written 13 October 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

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