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Angkor Silk Farm in Siem Reap

Once famous as the gateway to Angkor, Siem Reap continuous development to become a modern city, playful and friendly to tourists. To Siem Reap tourists can visit the silk farm, you will not chisel before the silk products unique and valuable, but also will be experienced right here silk weaving. Visit Siem Reap with Indochina travel Cambodia

You get to experience what? 

Not far from the city center but in rural areas is quite spacious with only a 30 minutes drive along Highway 6, Angkor Silk Farm will bring you the exciting feeling when witnessing processes of Cambodian silk.

Directions Silk Farm in Siem Reap

Directions Silk Farm in Siem Reap- source: internet

Cambodia is known for its outstanding gold silk, and silk weaving and manufacturing has a long history in the UK. In recent years the industry has been threatened because of rising costs of raw silk and the prices of finished products, which has traditionally been handmade by women in small villages, where woven silk the silk trade was mainly for generations. Tours in Cambodia

The woman made of silk

The woman made of silk- source: internet


At the farm, you will have the guidance of your local assigned to you to show you around. You can see the trees grow strawberries, raw pods are harvested and boiled, and the complicated process of unwinding yarn, dyed threads, and spinning and weaving them. It makes you understand why silk is no cheap goods. Perhaps the most exciting part is seeing countless women weave design on many looms.

Angkor Silk Farm in Siem

Angkor Silk Farm in Siem-Reap- source: internet

When you arrive you’ll be greeted by a guide who clearly leads you through every step of silk production. The tour started with a field of mulberry trees, then move to a building where opencast silk moth eggs’ hatch into silkworms, placed in the basket weaving and eat leaves from the mulberry tree until they are ready to return to their cocoon. That is almost microscopic fibers nice cocoon that workers have the skills to transform into beautiful Cambodian silk.

In building the open air next to the fiber core cocoons are unwound, bleaching and dyeing. far post, workers at the large hand loom weaving a scarf patterned and plain and other commodities. The whole process is impressive and very photogenic.

Silk worms doing their thing

Silk worms doing their thing – source: internet

There is no charge for the tour, of which about half an hour, but most visitors guide tip a few dollars. The tour ends at a large store offers colorful silk and other products Artisans d’Angkor’s. the store’s service is spectacular, but not cheap, but it is hardly surprising to see how many skilled workers to go into production hand made silk.

Similar products are also offered in the network of shops of artisans d’Angkor (Siem Reap, Phnom Penh, and the two city airports’), but the tour makes a trip out to the site silk farm is well worth it. The farm is open daily 8:00 am-5:00pm at lunchtime to avoid if you can, since more workers at their stations then.

Angkor’s Gallery Stung Thmey Street in down town Siem Reap offers free shuttle to the silk farm twice a day (see their website for details). Or take a tuk tuk; Most drivers know the location and a round trip should cost about $ 12.

Angkor Silk Farm Silk includes a large campus, including mulberry fields. The mulberry leaves used to feed the silk worms serve for the production of silk fibers. You will observe and learn different stages to produce a unique silk products. You will be surprised at the sophisticated, meticulous in making silk products are a valuable way. Most farm workers are women. And planting mulberry, raising silkworms and spinning,  fiber cocoons are daily work and is their main source of income.

Products made from silk

Products made from silk – source: internet

After the experience of the operation of the production of silk products, you will visit the galleries. These products are made elaborately will display here. Guests can choose to buy the original silk products, unique and satisfied yourself to souvenirs. Finally, you will come to visit the market for shopping Phuck and end the journey in Western Baray sights.

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