Cambodian Cultural Village
Cambodian Cultural Village is the only Cultural Village of Cambodia in miniature located in the historical province of Siem Reap. This cultural attraction opened in September 2003 and has a total area of 210 000 square meters. It was constructed to provide tourists, both local and foreign a glance of the country famous and historical milestone as well as a showcase of the rich natural and cultural heritage of the Khmer people.
Inside the extensive village are the representations of Cambodia 11 Villages featuring houses of different architectural styles while providing examples of Khmer creativity in arts and crafts. At each village, there are distinctive traditional dance performances traditional wedding ceremony, performance of ethnic minorities, Apsara Dancing, Circus, Acrobatic, popular games and especially the much awaited Grand Khmer Family white Night Shows. Wax museum exhibits the development of Cambodian Culture from the first century up to present, the way how Angkor Wat temple was built, Khmer people during the Chenla period, various characteristics and replicas of important historical people. Cambodian Cultural Village is history, a representation of Cambodia only on a half day tour.
Wax Museum: Exhibits the famous Cambodian historical people from the first century up to the present. Show cases the antiques and lifestyle of Khmer people during the Angkor Period.
Millionaire House: The Millionaire House is an ancient style of Khmer construction during the Ou Doung time. It is built from fine wood materials. The place where the most popular and must see traditional Khmer Wedding is performed.
Souvenirs: All high quality souvenirs from different provinces in Cambodia made of sandstone, marble and wood reproductions for Angkorian era.
Quality Silk Products: wallets, handbags, scarves and cushions. Well-designed jewelry and more are available at the Souvenir building. All of these are produced inside the Cambodian Cultural Village work-shops.
Cham Village: The origin of Cham people is from Champa, Vietnam. Cham people mostly live along the riverbank and make their living by fishing and blacksmithing. The principle religion is Islam.
Chinese Village: The Chinese people have moved to live in Cambodia more than thousand years ago during the Song Dynasty. Most of them are dealing by small business, crop and vegetable. The principle religion is Buddhism.
Kola Village: Kola people, originally from Burma since 1870, are one of the minorities living in Pailin District, northwest of Cambodia where there are plenty of precious stones and peacocks. A dance called Pailin Peacock Dance is performed here highlighting the peacock activities.
Kroeng Village: Kroeng people are the ethnic minorities living in the northeast of Cambodia, Rattanakiri province. They make their living by farming and hunting. They believe in Animism. Fiancé Choosing Show is performed in this village.
Cambodian Immigrants to Oversea Village: The lifestyle of Cambodian people who live abroad. Features house and the church which shows the Christian religion.
Khmer Village: Khmer are the main people of Cambodia. There are main models of houses of Khmer people. Wood and stone carving, clay pot making, palm sugar making, crafting, fishing and more are performed here especially Grand Khmer Family White Night show.
Miniatures: Gathers all the miniatures of famous historical building and structures, former capital Ou Dong, Royal Palace, National Museum, Wat Phnom, Phsar Thmey, 12th century Kampong Kdey Bridge, 10th century reclining Buddha and more.
Phnorng Village: One of the tribal groups living in the Northeast of Cambodia, Mondulkiri Province. They make their living by farming and hunting. They believe in Animism. They are headed by Water & Fire Master who takes care of Preah Khan (Sword) which is granted by the ancient Khmer king. In this village Water & Fire Master Choosing Show is performed.
Surin Village: Surin people are living along Cambodia and Thai border, next to O’smach District. Presently, they are in Thai territory but their Culture is not different from Khmer people living in the north of Siem Reap. They are good at organizing elephant matching they believe in Buddhism and some in Neak Ta Me Mut (witchcraft).
Floating Village: Tonle Sap Lake is the big source of fishes which are the main food of Cambodian People. The Villagers in this area make their living by fishing. They believe in Buddhism, the village where the Fishing Show is performed.
Mini Theatre: It is building roofed by Khanma leaves. At the Min-theatre there are performance like classical dance, popular dance and circus etc.
Cambodian Cultural Village Show Schedule:
Recommended time for you to start is 1:30 PM
Khmer Wedding Ceremony I
The Immortal life of Khmer Soul (Mon - Thur)
Charming of Phahum (Fri - Sat - Sun)
Khmer Wedding Ceremony II
Chinese Traditional Dance
Dreamy prince's daughter and Magic peacock
The greatest King Jayavarman 7 (Fri - Sat - Sun)