Museums in Siem Reap

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Museums in Siem Reap

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  • Kristie M
    8 contributions
    A small, intimate museum that packs an emotional punch & not only raises awareness for those tourists willing to truly SEE this country, but continues to help educate its own to facilitate further landmine removal (an estimated 6 million still remain!) as well as house & school the children maimed by landmines or orphaned because of them. Our guide, Kak Hort, is one of those children. Go. Hear his story. Support the school. Donate if you can. You won't be the same after....
    Written 4 February 2023
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  • Linda Y
    Frisco, TX5,648 contributions
    Head here for a few hours to learn about the history, art, and culture of the Khmer Empire’s Angkor period (9th – 14th century). Not only will you escape the heat and the crowds, but it’s the only place to see many of the artifacts discovered in and around the nearby Angkor archaeological sites. Some museums are a big yawn – but not this one. Modern design with well-presented exhibits and numerous informative displays in English. Loved the Gallery of 1000 Buddha!
    Written 25 January 2023
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  • gregsf11
    San Francisco, CA753 contributions
    It's true that a lot of the equipment on display is in disrepair, but that is part of the fun, I think. You can stick your head inside an old helicopter, climb on top of a tank and sit on the turret if you want, do your best revolutionary impression holding a real AK-47 or grenade launcher.

    On the serious side, you can also learn a lot about the war. Most people thought the horror ended after a few years in the 70s, when Vietnam invaded and overthrew the Khmer Rouge. Oh how wrong that would be!

    Why is it that a lot of the equipment, according to the panels, was used on the battlefields well into the late 1990's? Well, if you go in and read the history inside the "arms depot" building, you'll understand that it's because the Khmer Rouge was allowed to regroup across the border in Thailand, and continue the civil war with the support of the United States! As I read at one point, "hard to believe that the Western Powers supported the Khmer Rouge as the legitimate representative of Cambodia in the UN, but that's the way it is."
    Written 21 January 2023
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  • AzRat
    Arizona1,912 contributions
    December 2022 - Excellent collection of the artist Mr. Theam's art work, pottery studio, and Cambodia arts and historical artifacts in a beautiful gardens setting. Not a high pressure sales gallery, very chill atmosphere. Many nice areas to sit and relax and enjoy the surrounds. Not much of an impression from the street, the cool, shady interior gallery and exhibition spaces are very inviting. Also includes a nice exhibit of traditional music instruments. Support helps fund young artist programs to preserve Cambodian art and crafts. USD 5 admission for foreign visitors, give yourself an hour or so. There is a small gift shop also.
    Written 23 December 2022
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  • Raymond T
    Sydney, Australia6 contributions
    This is a must visit destination if you travel to Siem Reap. Suggest you get a tuk tuk from town (not too far away but you don't want to walk in the high heat and humidity) and have them wait for you while you explore as it's not a large place.

    The venue has a workshop and a gallery. A lady named Sina spoke perfect English and walked me through the workshop and the process they undergo, including the lacquerware and how they make some of the art pieces, including the one I eventually ordered.

    I fell in love with a particular piece with silver leaf lotus flowers but it was mounted on wood (ie high freight costs and custom issues) and didn't have fish. Sina indicated that they could custom make something for me, put it on canvas, and add koi that I wanted (rather than the catfish they usually have). I prepaid including freight cost, which was very reasonable given it was made to order. Sina also sent me a picture of different koi via Whatsapp for me to choose which ones I wanted.

    The canvas arrived professional packaged so it wouldn't be damaged in transit. I had it stretched and mounted on a floating frame (attached) at 176x93cm.

    I highly recommend this place and to take home (or order) a high quality piece of art work at a reasonable price and support the local community.
    Written 23 March 2020
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  • traveler
    Phnom Penh, Cambodia1 contribution
    I wasn’t sure what to make of this place but it was a lot of fun! Kids had a blast and were excited to take pictures, which is never the case :P
    Written 31 December 2021
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  • PowerABA
    Adelaide, Australia2 contributions
    Having lived in several South East Asian countries including some 3 years in "Khmerland", I was fortunate to visit both DIWO Galleries and meet the owner Ms. Sokha Chung. I found the courtesy extended to me by this lady to be exemplary to say the least. Her knowledge of the Khmer history and culture was superb. Most professional and ethical in her representations and dealings.. Of course, some of the items/merchandise - to some - maybe "pricey"... but good unique things are well worth buying. And if I were allowed I would have also "taken" the centrepiece ~ Ms. Sokha Chung ~ if she was available...unfortunately not so!
    Written 13 June 2017
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  • Aimee
    3 contributions
    Lots of in depth information and haunting artefacts very well presented in a beautiful respectful peaceful setting in a non-glorified way. An informative, moving and memorable experience. Much respect to the curators, they have done an excellent job with a very difficult exhibit.
    Written 31 January 2020
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  • David D
    Devon, UK19,326 contributions
    This small ceramic shop is situated in the attractive narrow and quirky street, Alley West, in the heart of downtown Siem Reap.

    The front of the building has quaint blue shutters on the windows and door and distressed brickwork on the outside was rather eye catching.

    Sunday 10th January, we were exploring Siem Reap, we discovered this shop and we had a walk about , there were some wonderful pieces of beautiful handmade pottery and ceramics on display along with other gift ideas.

    A charming little shop definitely worth a visit.
    Written 25 January 2019
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  • dragon
    Surfers Paradise, Australia181 contributions
    I first visited McDermott Gallery in the late 1990's and was captivated by his black and white visions of the land I love. I have traveled back to Siem Reap many times since then and each year I purchased a calendar and some photographs. I arrived back in Cambodia and was told that the Gallery had moved from it's old home in the grounds of the FCC to Raffles Hotel but there I was told that the Gallery has moved yet again to somewhere in Thailand. The FCC ispresently closed for renovation so I am hoping it will return to it's old home.
    Written 16 January 2019
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  • Joanne S
    Rainham, UK187 contributions
    What a fabulous place and so grateful to the owner ( Terry?)for taking the time to talk to us and tell us about the artists and the fantastic work that is going on. Do go- y ou won’t regret it.
    Thanks again for the information chat.
    Written 13 March 2020
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  • Sharijer
    Singapore, Singapore44 contributions
    Was here few hours before our afternoon flight back to Singapore. It was not planned but I'm glad we came. Got myself a lovely painting and lucky enough get to meet the young artist himself.
    Written 5 September 2017
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  • angie rose
    Alameda, CA4 contributions
    What an informative and valuable experience that everyone should have. I genuinely believe if the Seeing In The Dark exhibit were closer to town there would be a line out the door, it's a shame they receive so few guests. It's a cheap tuk tuk ride from town to have an educational experience that should be more readily available worldwide. Thank you Krousar Thmey and Cambodia for providing this unique opportunity. Go! (Side note: the school was renamed Siem Reap Special Education High School, but currently you can find it by Google both the new and old names). The exhibition is open every day from 3pm-6pm.
    Written 29 February 2020
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  • Nikki Hawes
    6 contributions
    A great shop to visit and learn about what this organisation does for youth. You can support by buying some of the art work produced by the young people. A variety of art and craft and prices. Inspirational.
    Written 14 October 2019
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  • Jérôme
    3 contributions
    A great place to teach kids and adults about environment issues while having fun. The team is really creative to find new way to teach about environmental issues in Cambodia, and to the Cambodian people. Their documentaries are also incredible and all in Khmer language.
    Don't hesitate to help them spread their knowledge !
    Written 7 July 2020
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