Cambodia

The Hidden Workshops of Artisans d’Angkor,a Diethelm Distinctive

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day tour

Tour Level: Relaxed / Easy

Tour Comfort: Standard

Tour Period: Morning / Afternoon

2.3 hours    English, French

tour highlights

  • Experience Artisans d'Angkor from the inside
  • See amazing confidential stone carving projects
  • Meet the Artisans and Experts

tour details

Discover the “Behind the Scenes”, inaccessible to the public, of a great social enterprise.
Artisans Angkor, created in 1992 when the country was faced with the challenge of rebuilding its economy, has developed from the ambitious belief that it is possible to revive ancient Cambodian Arts & Crafts while improving the lives of thousands of people living in rural areas.
Not only are they committed to the preservation of Cambodia’s cultural legacy, but they also want to empower individuals by helping them secure their future by the means of education and welfare.
Today, it has 48 workshops (of silk, stone and wood carving, lacquerware, gilding, ceramics, silver plating, silk painting, and jewellery) operating in 12 sites located in Siem Reap province and provides employment to over 1100 people, including about 800 artisans, many of which, over the last few years, had the privilege to be selected for the restoration of several parts of the historical Angkor site. You will visit 3 special workshops and learn about all the facets of their creations.

tour description

A private vehicle will pick you up from your hotel and will take you to the first hidden workshop which is one of the ceramics, followed by a lacquer workshop. Observe in details the fine and delicate work it is to create a piece and learn about each process explained by your personal Artisans d'Angkor expert.
Continue to Puok, where Artisans d'Angkor Silk Farm is located and visit a stone carving workshop which is also the location where special project are realized. You will be able to see both up-close but as these are private individual's orders, and some may be very confidential, no photos or videos of special projects are allowed.
You will continue to the main location of Artisans d'Angkor, in the city center where you can have a glimpse at the Chantiers-Ecoles, where students are trained to become artisans and end your experience in the Prestige Room with a glass of wine with sparkles'85

includes

  • Round-trip transfer from your hotel (up to 8 pax)
  • Artisans d'Angkor expert and tour guide
  • Private visit of 3 workshops
  • Cold water and towel throughout the tour
  • Drink (juice, soft, beer, wine or prosecco) & canapes in the Prestige room after the tour
  • $10 voucher per person valid in the Siem Reap main boutique in city center and Phnom Penh boutique in front of the post office

excludes

  • Surcharges for other language guides
Tour code: REPDSHID

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