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Bambu Stage Siem Reap

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Photo show

The photo show was suprisingly intersting. I have got to know a lot of history of Cambodia. I loved... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Marzena S
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The Puppet show: A beautiful traditional art from the vast Cambodian culture

I went to Bambu Stage to attend this lovely show and was so glad I did. I felt warmly welcome right... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Camille P
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Marseille, France
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Relax in a director's chair and enjoy a cool drink at our tropical garden theatre. It seats just 40 people. Watch a fun new take on a great tradition– the Cambodian Bambu Puppets. The twelve puppeteers have been working hard to revive an old...more
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Bamboo Street | Bamboo Street, Wat Damnak Village, Sala Komroeuk Commune, Siem Reap 17254, Cambodia
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The photo show was suprisingly intersting. I have got to know a lot of history of Cambodia. I loved those photos of the temples just after they were discovered. For sure I will come next time. And also dinner was so tasty with vege option...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Marzena S
NicholasCoffill, Manager at Bambu Stage Siem Reap, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Good evening Marzena S, I'm so happy you enjoyed the PHOTOGRAPHY IN CAMBODIA show. I love delivering it, especially when I have discovered some new collections from which I can project a few samples to give a hint of the bigger, more complex history of...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went to Bambu Stage to attend this lovely show and was so glad I did. I felt warmly welcome right away when entering Bambu Stage, and I loved everything there: the show, the introduction to it, the fact we could try to play with...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Camille P
NicholasCoffill, Manager at Bambu Stage Siem Reap, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Good evening Camille P, You say "The Khmer culture has so much to offer"!... and I must say Bambu Stage feels proud to throw a lens over that culture and magnify its capabilities and give better insights for travelers like yourself. It was lovely to...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We had already been to the Puppet show at Bambu stage and decided that the Photo show would be worthwhile as well. We were not disappointed! Very interesting. And filled in a little more of Cambodian history without being judgemental or boring. Photos are so...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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NicholasCoffill, Manager at Bambu Stage Siem Reap, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Haelms, We were not disappointed!... in your lovely review of SNAP! 150 YEARS OF PHOTOGRAPHY IN CAMBODIA. Thanks for coming, and you were one of the first to see the new section we have included on Margaret Hayes, a photographer who visited Siem Reap...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We saw the photography show which was a very pleasant surprise! I was expecting a boring slideshow but was treated to an amazing tale of Cambodia’s history with unique insights and beautiful photos. All told with humor by Nick! We had dinner afterwards and that...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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NicholasCoffill, Manager at Bambu Stage Siem Reap, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear Ewi 1986, you returned! How wonderful, like John Burgoyne's socially famous play THE HEIRESS, which debuted 200 years ago in 1786 (compared to you moniker 1968) and had a second successful season at Dury Lane theater in London. And you used the words "amazing,...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was looking for something outside the tourist mainstream (overwhelming in SR) and stumbled across the Bambu Stage. They had a shadow puppet show that night and what a delight it was. I’ve long admired the art of shadow puppets. Had seen it in indonesia...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank galacsea
NicholasCoffill, Manager at Bambu Stage Siem Reap, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

And thank you Galacsea for your patronage of the show and your delightful review. We have had our French music curated by a musicologist researching from original vinyl albums from private collections in Asia- stuff we feel would have been heard over the airwaves or...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely loved the puppet show. Was beautiful and funny and an interesting insight into contemporary khmer culture. Lovely setting, great hosts. And most importantly puts money back into and supports the Khmer creative community. Put it top of your list!More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Kristen E
NicholasCoffill, Manager at Bambu Stage Siem Reap, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Kristen E, thanks for the lovely short, sweet review. Magical! This weekend its all full energy as we prepare the outside stage for the cooler season, under the stars. You have a great journey From puppeteers Soran, Kea, Keo, Tan, Sophon, Makara, Leang &...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you do nothing else, you should make an effort to attend at least one performance. It is very well done and quite humorous. The dinner afterwards is a great additionMore

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank markmA3297YQ
NicholasCoffill, Manager at Bambu Stage Siem Reap, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello markmA3297YQ, thanks for the five-stars review. In fact only today I posted on our Facebook page a collection of photographs and used the humorous- or was it 'fun', to describe the BUFFALO STORY shadow theater. Were busily preparing the outdoor stage for the dry...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Such an amazing puppet show! The puppeteers and owners were so enthusiastic, friendly and creative! We really enjoyed our visit to the Bambu Stage and saw the Buffalo Story. I loved the show so much that afterwards I even bought a puppet to take home!More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Voyager29103272946
NicholasCoffill, Manager at Bambu Stage Siem Reap, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Voyager29103272946, Is there something astronomical in your numbers? Are you from some distant galaxy with a perplexing scientific name? Certainly the stars were aligned for us to have you buy one of the authentic leather puppets that the company made. 90% of sales goes...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been to puppet shows in other Asian countries and this was the best. We saw the Buffalo Story show. The location is easy to find, it is small and very intimate and the you can really feel part of the performance. It is...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank davidw22018
NicholasCoffill, Manager at Bambu Stage Siem Reap, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello davidw22018, were so happy you enjoyed the evening and that's a great accolade to say... "We have been to puppet shows in other Asian countries and this was the best". That makes the whole company feel very proud. Both Jon and I really enjoyed...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have an interest in puppetry so were looking forward to this. It was ok. The highlight was the performers enthusiasm. Shared dinner was nice but people smoking at the table & a push to drink alcohol.More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank scubabe
NicholasCoffill, Manager at Bambu Stage Siem Reap, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello Scubabe, thanks for acknowledging the performers enthusiasm for The Buffalo Story, a show they wrote, made the puppets and did all the choreography themselves. And apologies for pushing the drinks and I must admit, I hate people smoking at mealtimes. Next time we'll ask...More

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576wendyn
24 January 2017|
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Response from NicholasCoffill | Property representative |
Hello, we are planning to close in April for major renovations and upgrade to our site. It is the hottest month in Siem Reap, so after a wonderful high season of great reviews, we're having a brief holiday and reopening with... More
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23 January 2017|
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Hi Joanne, we do three shows- shadow puppets doing folk and modern inventive work Two TED-like talks using live media theatre to tell stories about Cambodia recent history and one about the temples. (im sorry about late... More
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22 January 2017|
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Yep, that's right. PUPPETS for 40 minutes The Live Media talks about 60 minutes. cheers, Nick
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