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Traditional Khmer Dance at ACODO Orphanage

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Address: Tonle Sap Road (Phnom Krom) | Watsvay Village, Siem Reap, Cambodia
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+855 12 818 158
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Beautiful Children!!

We have been visiting this orphanage for 4 years and over that time we have seen an incredible amount of work done to improve the conditions for the children. We have donated... read more

Reviewed 6 May 2013
sharnoz
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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2013 via mobile

The heart is in the right place for most foreigners but this place HURTS instead of helps. Do a quick google search before you go, please!

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22 Thank Nikki H
Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 May 2013

We have been visiting this orphanage for 4 years and over that time we have seen an incredible amount of work done to improve the conditions for the children. We have donated money for specific items such as fans, whiteboards, food, toiletries, stationary etc all of which we have proof have been purchased. We have been delighted to see other... More 

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4 Thank sharnoz
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 May 2013

I don't necessarily agree with people who want to shut down all 'orphanages'. It's a more complex issue than whether the children have a living parent(s) or not. What I don't agree with are places like this where you are lied to from the moment you walk in through the gate. Everything there is wrong, ridiculous quotes for the price... More 

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17 Thank Liam N
Sydney
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 April 2013

We debated going to this show with our 3 young children thinking that they would enjoy the experience as they love dancing; then we did loads of research on this Cambodian 'issue'. Have a look at www.thinkchildsafe.org Our tour guide was very diplomatic when we asked him on his views of this show. I really believe that the positive views... More 

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21 Thank deanhuddlestone
Siem Reap, Cambodia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2013

People have different ideas about this orphanage but let me tell you that it is a really business. We can say it has 2 faces, one for orphans and one for owner and hid family. However, it is a real business for his family. I found out and know that this guy before ran Foreign Languages Center and it bankrupted...and... More 

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14 Thank Vatey
Siem Reap, Cambodia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2013

Is an orphanage a tourist attraction? I don't think so. Can you go to visit an orphanage in Europe or USA just for "fun"? i don't think so Can you take picture of the kids? i don't think so. But yes you can help them supporting some real NGO with work or donation. But you will not help visiting them... More 

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23 Thank anryjack
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2013

The nightly concerts of the Acodo children are a pleasure to watch. It is unfortunate that ill-informed negative commentary can be so damaging to some of Cambodia’s most vulnerable children. Anyone who has spent any time at Acodo Orphanage will testify to the enjoyment these children take in performing in their nightly concerts and to the dedication of those who... More 

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5 Thank MarGoNewZealand
Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2013

Acodo offer a daily dance, plus their children practise for another hour each day and often travel to perform in other parts of Cambodia. That is unfair and you can see that in the children's eyes. ] The tour starts by offering details of their projects. The pitch is informative but the detail is worrying. Staff costs at the orphanage... More 

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29 Thank Ian C
Cambodia
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2013

A new site has come out showing the scams which are happening in many Cambodian orphanages: orphanages.no - and this orphanage is one of the top offenders. I was recently contacted by a girl whose friend is raising tens of thousands for this orphanage, part of the claim being that the children needed childcare. When looking further, you can find... More 

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17 Thank SEAadventurer2
Siem Reap Province, Cambodia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2013

Would you have strangers walking in the room of your kids to take some photographs? Please start thinking before you "help"!

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