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Sovannaphum Theatre

99 166, Street | Phsar Doeum Thkov Commune, Chamkar Mon District, Phnom Penh 12000, Cambodia
+855 10 337 552
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Amazing experience for the whole family

I went to the theatre with a group of local friends and children (age 5-9). The locals had tears in... read more

Reviewed February 2, 2018
Henk G
via mobile
good fun for the whole family

great performance, shadow puppets, dancing, masks, put together very well. My son loved it & so did... read more

Reviewed October 28, 2017
KraigLieb
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To explore Khmer culture through exclusive collection of travel experiences - learn Cambodian traditional arts, visit the shadow puppet show. The Sovanna Phum offers the best interaction with the culture and people of a place. To experience where the local backdrop retains its integrity and originality and discover a side of the city you never knew, available only through the forgotten Sovanna Phum. Sovanna Phum works with many struggling craftsmen and artisan with whom we structure a course together to teach the world about their traditional craft. Be it at their home or their workshops, we offer our guests access to a 'behind the scenes' experience that is often overlooked. This is the real culture, the real people, the real experience.
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99 166, Street | Phsar Doeum Thkov Commune, Chamkar Mon District, Phnom Penh 12000, Cambodia
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+855 10 337 552
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Reviewed 2 February 2018 via mobile

I went to the theatre with a group of local friends and children (age 5-9). The locals had tears in their eyes because the story was so beautifully told. I couldn't understand the spoken words, as it was in Khmer, but that didn't make any...More

Thank Henk G
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Reviewed 28 October 2017

great performance, shadow puppets, dancing, masks, put together very well. My son loved it & so did I, would recommend for families or tourists traveling alone

1  Thank KraigLieb
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Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

While geared more for locals than tourists, for $10 I had quite a few laughs. It was my firsr shadow puppet show and I was impressed. The show I saw was mainly in Khmer but we were given an English overview handout of the story...More

Thank Tracy T
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Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

Like most place in South East Asia, if you do not have transport, it will slightly dangerous to walk alone at night. I almost got snatch theft leaving this place and walking back to my hostel alone. Overall the show is great, heard there new...More

Thank Anthony L
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Reviewed 11 March 2017

I went there with a Cambodian friend and we both enjoyed the show. We went early to get first row seats.... There wasn't a crowd but to watch the space becoming a theatre and the training of the apprentice shadow puppet players was a great...More

1  Thank Martin F
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Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

I took shadow puppet and dance classes here for 11 days while I was in Phnom Pehn. I would highly recommend it, my dance classes were great and lots of fun, and making the shadow puppets was rewarding and the Staff and artists could not...More

2  Thank Harrison G
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Reviewed 17 January 2017

I found this event on Trip Advisor and am so glad that I took the time to travel to the theater on a Friday night. It was as mentioned a bit far by tuk tuk but had the driver stay as recommended for the 1...More

Thank Stephanie P
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Reviewed 19 December 2016

A wonderful experience with performances by local people keeping alive traditional arts. It's been a different performance each time I have been, sometimes focus on puppets, sometimes dance, always music accompaniment. Something for everyone.

Thank vjh505
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Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

A fun show, worth the trek to find it. My hotel and tuk tuk driver had not heard of the place before, but we managed thanks to google maps :) the center supports local artists and is a great cultural attraction. Worth the ticket price...More

Thank TahitiVonR
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Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

The best to get this experience ! This is the one of top Khmer traditional show. Everything is so nice in Khmer traditional style. Recommend for this activity!

Thank Phahuor M
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