The Angkor Art and Culture College is a school established by the Cambodian Department of Education and the French government to preserve the ancient civilization and artistic heritage of Angkor Wat. The students enrolled in this school are children from poor families and orphans who lost their loved ones due to war, and some are disabled children. There is a handicraft store in the school with a shop front and a factory back. The handicrafts sold here are more refined than those in the downtown shops, and the name of the producer is engraved on it. Of course, its price is higher than the market.
In the form of handicraft workshops, most of the people who study are locals. The teachers are very friendly and point to the unit. They can see textiles, ceramics, accessories, etc., and there are also window displays for sale. Although it is not big, they can be dazzled. Pick your favorite item here as a souvenir.
Cambodia, Siem Reap. In the small alley near the old market, near the river. There are many open handicraft factories to visit, and you can see the process of crafts production. I see that everyone commented that the crafts for sale were made in this way, and what kind of behavior is public welfare, you are led by the tour guide, too young too navie. How can such a large amount of sales be made by a few small shack? It's just to visit the show, just for you to buy it. The shop after the visit is very full, two to three times more expensive than the market, but the quality is better, perhaps for psychological reasons, and the packaging is good, which is good for giving away.
It is divided into two parts. The first half is a visit to the handmade workshop, and there is an exhibition hall in the back. There are many good quality crafts, especially clothing, silverware and decorative paintings with Cambodian characteristics. The quality is much better than the outside. Of course The price will be more expensive. Later, I saw a specialty store at Siem Reap Airport, which is the same as this one, and the things and prices are the same.
The interpreters of the Siem Reap Silk Factory were very patient and showed us the mulberry field, the sericulture room, the dyeing room, and the silk weaving room. . Waiting for a series of silk production process, we watched the ancient spinning technology of textile machine, it is very characteristic, the silk brocade woven has a good hand feel, smooth like flowing water, bright color, and it matches the characteristics of Cambodia.