Visitors to Siem Reap can experience the beautiful craftsmanship of Artisans Angkor as part of a guided tour, crafting workshop or simply by exploring the on-site café and gift shop. Complete workshop tours are available for those interested in learning about all the different traditional Khmer crafting traditions which the Artisans Angkor are dedicated to reviving – including stonemasonry, wood carving, silk weaving and lacquering.
As part of a private guided tour, you’ll discover the heritage behind some of Artisans Angkor beautiful products and crafting techniques, learning more about the fascinating history of the powerful Khmer Empire. There’ll also be an opportunity to try each of the different crafting methods for yourself, so you can learn first-hand how skilled and dedicated the organisation’s young artisans have to be.
Of course, visiting the Artisans Angkor in Siem Reap gives you the unique opportunity to buy sustainable and locally-made products and souvenirs which you can take home as a reminder of your trip. Whether it’s a fine silk sarong, traditional wooden serving bowl or beautiful hand-painted stone sculpture – there are many riches to be found in the centre’s wonderful store.i