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Very nice school to teach young people in traditional dancing or in painting or in instruments... read more

Reviewed 10 March 2018
Frank L
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Cologne, Germany
Totally charming

We had read about this Academy in the Daily Telegraph (even left them with a copy which they were... read more

Reviewed 14 February 2018
Jillwanderlust
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Dorking, United Kingdom
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Champey Academy of Arts is a non-profit art professional school in Phnom Penh working to preserve, protect and promote Cambodian Culture. The school is earning fund from its welcome service and a small souvenir shop in order to give scholarship for children from poor families and/or from disadvantaged living condition to have chances to learn and experience their culture. This school currentlyl gives 5 classes: 1) Cambodian Traditional Dance; 2) Cambodian Traditional Music; 3) Cambodian Traditional CHAPEY DANGWENG (Cambodian Traditional musical instrument similarly to western guitar); 4) Cambodian Traditional Painting; 5) Comtemporary Art. Welcome Service: The guest relation team will give their warm welcome to any single guest with brief history and orientation about Khmer traditional dance and some fun facts about this country culture for suggested donation $3 - $5 per guest. Champey Souvenir Shop: In it, there are many unique products related to this country culture and daily which mostly cannot be found in wherelse in the city. This shop also sells the art work done its art class students for motivation and benefit of their study.
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#1E0Z, Street 19Z, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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Reviewed 10 March 2018

Very nice school to teach young people in traditional dancing or in painting or in instruments. You have to pay 5 $ entrance and they will show you around. It is interesting and you support the young people and it is less commercial than the...More

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Reviewed 14 February 2018

We had read about this Academy in the Daily Telegraph (even left them with a copy which they were delighted with). They will put on a show just for you - they are all youngsters - do go and support them.

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Reviewed 14 February 2018

We were lucky to arrive early, 1/2 hour before the show to get seats in a good spot. The dancers were fantastic and so well trained.,Equally delightful were the musicians! There is a coffee shop on site and it is interesting to stroll around the...More

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Reviewed 11 January 2018 via mobile

We visited in the morning and from the moment it began it was a brilliant experience. We were made to feel welcome and given a short description of the programme. The young people were of varying ages but I guess between 12 and 18 years....More

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Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

My hotel (vacation) booked me a seat at the performance. First night (dec 31) was fully booked . There were a series of dances from classical to folk with live musicians. How can they hold their hands and feet that way? Costumes were lovely. Artists...More

Thank Carole J
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Reviewed 27 November 2017 via mobile

Somewhat difficult for our hotel Tuk Tuk driver to find but we were welcomed warmly and treated to four dances by the students just for us. Some of the dances came from nature and the hand movements were explained to us following the dances. Truly...More

Thank LAB308
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Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

This school provides free education music, drawing and dance to local children. It gives the a good start in life. They are very talented and should be supported. An American foundation provides some sponsorship and the remainder comes from visitors. Do. Is it the gift...More

Thank Ian G
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Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

Opened in 2013 when we were living here. We never knew or visited. Discovered as we were staying nearby. We were the only ones here the 5 dollars each for a tour is good to support and see the kids practice performing the dances and...More

Thank Ben K
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Reviewed 14 August 2017

This is a school for learning traditional Khmer dance,art and music. They rely on people to walk through their doors and pay the donation of $5 US. We loved everything about this school that is free for the students. The children put on a performance...More

1  Thank Sharlene C
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Reviewed 13 August 2017

We enjoyed watching the young students learn their cultural dance. The children were so cute and engaged us in their performance.

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