Cambodia

Beyond the Angkor Complex: Les Artisans D’Angkor and Chantiers Ecoles

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day tour

Tour Level: Relaxed / Easy

Tour Comfort: Standard

Tour Period: Morning / Afternoon

tour highlights

Visit the Chantiers Ecoles and see incredible works of art
  • Observe the different methods of various handicrafts
  • See the Silk Farm in Puok
  • Learn about the process of handmade silk production
  • Admire the craft of silk dyeing and weaving

tour details

Cambodians have been working to preserve and promote the plethora of traditional arts and handicrafts and foster the talent of its people. We’ll see the creative side of this beautiful kingdom at the school of the Chantiers Ecoles, an artisan group helping to reinsert young rural Khmer into the workforce. Here we’ll see the work of the trainees who are learning the art of stone carving, wood ornamental sculpture, the making of small furniture, and the art of lacquer and polychromy. We’ll observe the various training methods and completed projects. Next, we’ll head to the district of Puok, to the Silk Farm, where you’ll learn the intricate stages in the production of handmade silk, from growing the mulberry trees and silk worm breeding, to the ancient craft of silk dyeing and weaving.

tour description

Visit the school of the Chantiers Ecoles. Since 1992, this artisan group who helps to reinsert into the workforce young rural Khmer has become a powerful developing tool for the surrounding villages. See the work of the trainees who learn the art of stone carving, wood ornamental sculpture, the making of small furniture, the art of lacquer and polychromy. Observe the various training methods and view completed projects.
Drive from Siem Reap to the district of Puok to the Silk Farm. Learn the different stages of the complex process of producing handmade silk, including the growing of the mulberry trees, silk worm breeding, and training in the ancient craft of silk dyeing and weaving. Return to Siem Reap.

includes

  • Private transportation
  • All entrance fees for the places as mentioned in the program
  • English-speaking locally-stationed guides (guides in other languages are on request and may be subject to supplements)
  • Bottled water and cold towels

excludes

  • Surcharges for other language guides
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Personal expenditures such as drinks, souvenirs, gratuities etc.
  • Meals and services other than mentioned in the programme
Tour code: REPDSCHA

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