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Epic Cambodian Cultural Village Destinations

Experience the many facets of Cambodia at the Cambodian Cultural Village Theme Park in Siem Reap. Its collection of historical and cultural exhibits is presented through a series of themed villages.

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Main Museum

Main Museum

Located at the entrance to the theme park, this site displays a collection of tools and implements, traditional jewellery, murals and statues depicting different historic periods. Anantara Angkor Resort & Spa is located close to historic and other attractions in Siem Reap.

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The Wax Museum

The Wax Museum

Sharing the museum premises, this is where incidents from two thousand years of Khmer history and people that shaped the nation are presented through a series of tableaux and individual wax figures.

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Khmer House

Khmer House

This a replica of a traditional wooden Khmer house of the upper classes as found in the old capital Ou Doung is the backdrop of the Khmer wedding ceremony that is performed several times a day. A complete cast of characters representing the bride, groom and their families lends this event some authenticity.

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Cham Village

Cham Village

The site showcases the lifestyle and cultural practices of the Champa people originally from Vietnam, who settled on the river banks along the border of the two countries.

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Chinese Village

Chinese Village

This area features a colourful display of typical residences, traditional costumes and religious artefacts of a people that settled in Cambodia during the Song Dynasty. Traditional dances are a daily attraction.

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Kola Village

Kola Village

The site highlights the culture, lifestyle and social practices of a people of Burmese origin now living in north western Cambodia. The peacock dance, one of their special cultural attractions is performed daily.

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Kroeng Village

Kroeng Village

The distinctive lifestyle of these people in the north eastern province of Cambodia is displayed here. The spouse choosing show here is a great hit with visitors.

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Khmer Village

Khmer Village

The life of the main ethnic group in Cambodia is showcased through replicas of houses, gorgeous costumes, cultural and religious practices. The highlight is a Khmer family show.

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Surin Village

Surin Village

The site showcases the lifestyle, culture and social practices of this ethnic group living along the Cambodia-Thai border.

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Floating Village

Floating Village

the area exhibits the life of people making a living around the Tonle Sap Lake, the biggest inland water body in Cambodia. The daily fishing show is a great attraction.

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The Big Theatre

The Big Theatre

It hosts several nightly shows of which the King Jayavarman VII show is the biggest. A cast of hundreds is involved in depicting battle scenes and other highlights of his reign.

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The Mini Theatre

The Mini Theatre

This is where many dance performances takes place ranging from the famous Apsara dance a Khmer cultural specialty, the coconut dance, drum and comedy shows and acrobatic performances.