The Workshops and Silk Farm of Artisans Angkor

A woman turning silkworm cocoons into silk threads at the Artisans Angkor silk farm

A woman turning silkworm cocoons into silk threads at the Artisans Angkor silk farm

Besides the Angkor Archaeological Park, a main attraction in Siem Reap is the workshops and silk farm of Artisans Angkor. The organization recruits young people from rural areas in Cambodia to create traditional Khmer crafts for sale. It is free to visit both the workshops and the silk farm, and both are worth the time. The silk farm in particular is a valuable experience, as you learn how silk products are made from start to finish. You can’t help but leave with an appreciation for the tedious, time-consuming craft!

Of course in both the workshops and the silk farm there is a gift shop where you can purchase the crafts and support the organization.

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