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Why Cambodian Cultural Village is special ?
The theme park was constructed in 2001 and opened to the public on 24 September 2003. It covers a total area of 210,000 square meters. The CCV presents miniature versions of important historical buildings and structures, together with local customs. There are eleven unique villages, representing the varied culture heritage of nineteen ethnic groups. At each village are wood houses, carvings in stone, traditional performances in different styles such as: Apsara dancing, performances of ethnic minorities from the north-east of Cambodia, traditional wedding ceremony, circus, folk games, peacock dancing, acrobats, elephant shows, boxing and more.
What to explore at Cambodian Cultural Village?
There are 11 "villages" built in this site, such as a floating village, a Khmer village, a Champa village and so on. Each village has its own traditional houses.
There are also miniatures, such as the Central Market, the Royal Palace, National Museum in Phnom Penh to a floating village in Siem Reap Province.
They also have traditional shows, such as the Khmer traditional wedding show, Apsara dance, Kroeung minority dance and so forth. The shows are performed according to a time schedule as follows (you need to check with them for any last minute change). Each performance runs for about 20-30 minutes: Mini Theater : 10am and 2:30pm; Floating Village : 10:30am and 3:10; Millionaire House : 11am and 3:15pm; Chinese Village : 3:55pm; Kroeung Village : 5pm; Khmer Village : 5:30pm; Phnorng Village : 6:05pm
How to get to Cambodian Cultural Village?
The Cambodian Cultural Village is located on National Road No 6, approximatley 3 km out of the Siem Reap town center on the left hand side towards the Siem Reap International Airport. You can get there easily by tuk tuk, taxi or your own car.
- Best Cambodian Culture Show
- Really excellent place to take the family
- Value for money and good insight into culture
- An interesting cultural entertainment extravaganza
- All in one, just amazing!
National Highway 6 Siemréab Cambodia
Tips for you
Beside the obvious temples, this was my highlight! Moun, my tuk tuk driver suggested I visit and I must say I thoroughly enjoyed my time! I spent the better part of the day here and really enjoyed myself. You start by going through some rooms set up a little like a museum of civilization. The. You enter into a world of recreated villages. There is a program set up where you follow along from one place to the next and a performance takes place at each of the replica villages. They are very interactive and often involve spectator participation. The grounds were beautiful and well maintained and there was even food vendors along the way between shows and all around. A very cool must see in Siem Reap!
Allot half a day to a full day here. Get a guide and watch all the shows (should e main reason of going)aim for 12pm-7pm