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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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Must see before visiting temples

What a wonderful night giving historical background to the reason temples are built as they are... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Phil L
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Melbourne, Australia
FAB-U-LOUS EVENING

A wonderful welcome awaits you with a chance to handle the puppets and interact with the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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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 2 days ago

What a wonderful night giving historical background to the reason temples are built as they are. Followed by an amazing meal. You need to visit and support local artists.

Thank Phil L
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A wonderful welcome awaits you with a chance to handle the puppets and interact with the players. The show itself is absolutely enchanting. The skill of the puppeteers is very impressive. Loved it and may even go again. The after dinner meal was extensive and...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have attended the three shows (shadow puppets, Snap and Temples decoded) and have been absolutely captivated by the storytelling. Temples Decoded is a playful sharing of knowledge. Half show, half workshop, it aims to represent the main axes of the construction of Angkorian temples...More

Thank Franzzzi
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We attended the puppet making workshop as well as the puppet show - both were interactive and fun activities! Highly recommended! The staff was helpful and open in sharing their craft.

Thank dcr1232016
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NicholasCoffill, Owner at Bambu Stage Siem Reap, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

HELLO dcr1232016, thanks for the great review of the puppet making workshop at Bambu Stage- its great you enjoyed carrying on the tradition and we hope it helps you push your creative boundaries! In Craft We Trust. Soran ,Kea and the workshop team

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Top 3 reasons to visit Siem Reap - ALL ranking at #1: Temples of Angkor Wat, Phare Cambodian Circus (see my review on this), and Bambu Stage Shadow Puppet Show My 15 year-old niece and I traveled throughout 4 SE Asian Countries in the last...More

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

Top 3 reasons to visit Siem Reap Good evening Wanderlust_Wahine, what a fantastic review of the shadow puppet theatre and BUFFALO STORY. Your enthusiasm has left us breathless and proud. We hope you and your niece enjoy diving into the sunsets for ever and a...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Don't miss this show! Just great! And the dinner was delicious and a great opportunity to meat interesting peopleMore

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

Hello Ms Biebesheimerin R, thanks for the great review of SNAP, 150 YEARS OF PHOTOGRAPHY IN CAMBODIA. It was great to hear your stories as you travel about Asia again- after your first journey in 2001! So many changes, however great to see you come...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were so happy we came to Bambu Stage! Not only are the hosts friendly and inviting, but the show was interesting, funny and beautiful. I could not recommend this enough!More

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

Hi Seanmartin11, thanks for writing interesting, funny and beautiful for our review- and the five-star rating.So kind of you to take time to respond on TA. Best wishes on your travels from all the puppet crew Soran, Nga, Kea, Kao, Makara, Sophea, Sengheang & Jon...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really an excellent show put on. There was already a personal touch from the beginning as an altar was present where you could make an offering. After that, I was warmly welcomed by one of the producers, Jon. However, the really talking point was the...More

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

Hello Adam P, Truly a splendid time and I am certain to return! Thanks for this great review and as Jon's co-producer, of course I''m happy he was the good host for the evening, and that the Bambu Shadow Puppets provided a good balance of...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Perfect dose of Khmer culture. If you're going to visit Siem Reap any time soon, I suugest you try this experience. You'll never forget.

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

carlosdadaphuket! we love the statement ""perfect dose of Khmer culture""! Loking forward to a perfect beach sunset in Phuket one day. Regards from Jon, Nick and Wab and Ray

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My friends and I had a wonderful evening learning about the temples in an informative and engaging presentation. The location is beautiful and the hosts were welcoming. The Tuesday night show is a great introduction to the temples dissecting the main points without over kill...More

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

Hi simtimothy, a big THANKS from us for your THANKS and succinct review of our show. Like the five towers of a large Angkorian temple- we like five thubbs up! Best wishes on your temple discoveries, Nick. Wab and Ray

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576wendyn
24 January 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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23 January 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
22 January 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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