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Sovannaphum Theatre

166, Street 99 | Phsar Doeum Thkov Commune, Chamkar Mon District, Phnom Penh 12000, Cambodia
+855 10 337 552
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Inexpensive entertainment

While geared more for locals than tourists, for $10 I had quite a few laughs. It was my firsr... read more

Reviewed 5 July 2017
Tracy T
via mobile
Came here! The location is unpleasant!

Like most place in South East Asia, if you do not have transport, it will slightly dangerous to... read more

Reviewed 16 June 2017
Anthony L
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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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166, Street 99 | Phsar Doeum Thkov Commune, Chamkar Mon District, Phnom Penh 12000, Cambodia
+855 10 337 552
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Reviewed 5 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
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
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

Thank Martin F
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

Thank Harrison G
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
Reviewed 18 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
Reviewed 19 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
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
Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

Just so good! It's worth spending both time and money. A place where take you to the ancient world of Khmer culture with the shadow and rhyme of Khmer music.

Thank Sonyta M
Reviewed 1 July 2016

We have taken friends to the shadow puppet show and dance at Sovanna Phum on two different occasions when we've been in Cambodia. It's a small outdoor venue where you'll be part of an intimate audience of both Cambodian families and international tourists. Show lasts...More

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Katrina W
2 February 2015|
Response from micenef | Reviewed this property |
They seem to only post to the Facebook page and yes they apparently do. I was there not long ago, it was great. Search for sovanna phum art on Facebook. Hope this helps.