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Traditional Dance Show

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Address: St 13, corner of St. 178 | National Museum, Phnom Penh 12203, Cambodia (Formerly Plae Pakaa)
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+855 17 998 570
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Sun - Sat 19:00 - 20:00
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Our Traditional Dance Show showcases some of Cambodia's most famous forms...

Our Traditional Dance Show showcases some of Cambodia's most famous forms of art. Our dancers take you on a journey from Angkorian palaces to the villages of today. The troupe, featuring live singers and musicians, present eight Classical and folk dances on our stage in the beautiful grounds of the National Museum of Cambodia, in Phnom Penh. The Traditional dance show is presented by Cambodian Living Arts on Stage (formerly known as Plae Pakaa). We look forward to welcoming you to our show, where you will discover the vibrant culture of Cambodia, and our unique traditions of dance, live music and the arts. Show schedule: 7 PM Monday through Sunday (October to March) Monday through Saturday (June to August) Monday - Wednesday - Friday - Saturday (April, May and September) A vivid display of both classical and folk dance.

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Cambodian Arts Traditional Dance Show in Phnom Penh
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A must when in Phnom Penh

My friend and I are on a tight budget and thought $15 was quite expensive but it was worth every dollar! $15 gets you a back seat which we had a perfect view from as theatre isn't... read more

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The dances were mostly very good and some of the costumes were really stunning. It's not a huge venue, and the whole perfmamce lasts about an hour. Quite enjoyable and as a bonus you are supporting Cambodian Living Arts. 3 different prices for seating available $25 gets you a comfy seat in the front and middle. $20 gets you a... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of those reviews where I wish that I could customise the rating and tag my three stars "Good" instead of "Average". Our family of four saw this show as part of our tour. We had seen a traditional dance performance in Siem Reap prior to seeing this one and we (my husband and I at least) enjoyed... More 

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Sarin C, General Manager at Traditional Dance Show, responded to this review

Dear nojoNbeans Thank you for sharing your experience of Traditional Dance Show, by Cambodian Living Arts On Stage. Thanks you that you wish to customize our rating to “Good” rather than “Average”. The tradition of our Cambodian dance, the costumes, the makeup is always been part of how traditional dance. This is why our Traditional Dance Show set aside from... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My friend and I are on a tight budget and thought $15 was quite expensive but it was worth every dollar! $15 gets you a back seat which we had a perfect view from as theatre isn't too big. If you are questioning going don't as it was a highlight of our time here in Cambodia!!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stumbled upon this show, but it turned out to be a highlight of our trip. This isn't some cheesy tourist show done at an amusement park. It's a great performance by authentic musicians and dancers that are passionate about their art. They make a big deal about supporting the show to enable these artists to perform and do what... More 

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Thank rubinsandwich
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The show is amazing and I believe that is awesome how this artist are trying to rescue the traditions and cultural heritage of Cambodia. This country has a struggle for surviving and I feel lucky that I had the opportunity to see that show live! I encourage everybody to visit the national museum and live the experience of that awesome... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I went here with my girlfriend, she loved the show and I found it pretty interesting also. There is an explanation of what the dancing symbolizes. Many of the dances come from provinces with indigenous people. The music is fun even though I don't understand anything they were saying.

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Thank Earl H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After a day of visiting the killing fields and s21 it was great to end on a more positive note. Seeing the Cambodian culture being passed onto the younger generations and surviving makes you root for them even more. Strong hearts for strong people. Beautiful and amazing dances that will leave you in amazement. Must see!

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Horten, Norway
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

When in Pnom Penh; watch this show! Great dancing in traditional costumes, to traditional music + a good purpose :)

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic young dancers, musicians and singers perform folk dance show based on traditional culture from different areas of Cambodia. A must-see when in Phnom Penh ☺

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was just brilliant! Initially I wasn't sure whether to pay $15 pp for such show, but it was well worth it! It's not only educational, but also entertaining :)

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