Angkor Big Luck
Angkor Big Luck
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James & Amanda
Brisbane, Australia173 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Couples
Yup it’s overpriced and mass produced as previous reviewers have stated. Our tuk tuk took us straight there lol, we were however looking for lemongrass oil so happy we found that at a fair price but then we left in a flash. They were very friendly to us but follow you around relentlessly and makes you feel uncomfortable. If they just left us look we might have bought more (not likely though at those prices)
Written 17 May 2019
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Patricia W
9 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018 • Solo
Our tour guide brought us there. After a quick tour of the disabled artists, we quickly went into the shop. I took a quick look at the products and concluded that the quality isn’t really high. Worse, while they marketed themselves “made by disabled artists”, I can’t help but to wonder how much of their products really are what they claimed. Most of the product look super mass produced and I wouldn’t be surprised if I found a tag saying made in China lol! (Not that I looked)
Would not waste time if you are looking for high quality products.
Written 19 April 2018
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Seevali D
Colombo, Sri Lanka8,975 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2017 • Friends
18 of us travelling with Jetwing Travels, Sri Lanka, visited this place on 24th November 2017. This is basically a store selling handicrafts and other handmade products said to be produced by handicapped people. I did not purchase anything as the prices were too high. Same things could be purchased at the markets for a quarter of the price displayed here or less. It surprised me that the shop did not allow photographs to be taken within as the same kind of items are available in the markets around Cambodia both in Siem Reap and Phnom Penh.
Photos attached are those taken outside in the vicinity of the shop.
Written 4 December 2017
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sancs
Mexico City, Mexico55 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2016 • Couples
The place is positioned as Handicraft done by unprivileged (only a few of the items are, used to emotionally convince you to enter, and not clear how proceeds are used to help them).
The plane is filled by tourist convinced by the tour guides to visit ("much better prices than the Night Market" he said) as they receive an incentive.

The handicraft are EXACTLY the same you can find in other markets, only 5-8 times more expensive. For example, silk tie handmade was offered to me for 39 usd, but because I was "the first buy of the day and it was bringing them luck" they gave me a discount for 20. After bargaining (I felt a genius at the time!) I agreed to pay 17... Later that day, I was offered in the night market the exact same one for 4 USD (before bargaining!). Same with pants for my wife, a scarf and a wooden elephant.

The tactic to convince you is to have several merchants arising you and begging you to buy the entire time, and reminding you it is for a good cause, which they never managed to explain to me how the money was invested ...

The only positive thing on this place is the AC and that you can pay with credit card

Beware. It is the definition of a tourist trap

Written 11 September 2016
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Dan L
Bunbury, Australia8,396 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2016 • Friends
This complex serves as a location for handcrafts manufactured by handicapped workers and the adjacent large store selling handicrafts made by poor people and people with disabilities.

There are people with disabilities working there in the various areas, we counted 9, but only 3 areas were occupied. All work seemed to cease when we moved to the next area. Frankly, I felt that the handicapped were being exploited.

Good local disabled group played music for the duration of our outdoor stop and aggressively requested a donation as we moved indoors.

The shop was stocked with a variety of items, all seemed high quality but high priced. We were accompanied closely by a friendly assistant but not once under any pressure to purchase. As I was unsure of the prices, I said that I would maybe come back later. As I was preparing to exit the building I saw a stock of books relating to Cambodia and purchased 'The Treasures of Angkor' at a price much cheaper than elsewhere.
None of the staff in the shop displayed any handicap.

I concur with comments by others in relation to the prices, you really need to know the product and price. As in the markets, shop around and, if worthwhile, you can always return.

Angkor Big Luck may be the real deal in assisting the poor and handicapped; I just hope it's not handicapped tourism.
Written 30 November 2016
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Michael Maurer
London, UK221 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018 • Couples
Our tour-guide took us here after we asked to buy some high-quality silver jewellery. Chances are if you ask your tour-guide to take you to buy some local goods he/she might also take you here, possibly because there is a special arrangement in place. I completely understand that, so in hindsight it was our mistake that we didn't do our research on where to get authentic, high-quality Cambodian crafts.

Once you go inside, your every single step will be trailed by one of the staff. Ask how much something costs, and they'll immediately read you the sticker price and offer you a "best price" of about 20% off. If you are serious about purchasing something here I do not recommend paying more than 25% of the asking price.

We ended up buying 2 "silk" scarves for $25 each, realising the next day that the exact same designs are sold for $3-$5 at the market. This business claims to help the disabled, which would of course justify the increased prices. But if they're that shady in their pricing, how do I know they're telling the truth?

The next morning we went to Artisans Angkor, where not only did we see a variety of artists at work, but were also able to purchase unique, hand-made items which do support a genuine cause.
Written 13 November 2018
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ashishkalyanpur
Bengaluru, India35 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2016 • Couples
It has a section for you to see how the work is done but dont get fooled by it. The local guides will take you there, they probably get a cut from the shop..
The place is a total rip off, unfortunately this was the first shop we'd been. We found the same thing in a different shop for 1/3 rd the price
Written 11 November 2016
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Mana A
Denver, CO232 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2016
This place doesn't understand that most Americans hate to haggle. The prices are steep but they never expect you to pay full ticket price. NEVER pay more than 50% of the asking price. If you stick to this rule, the shop has many nice souvenirs to take home and is considerably higher quality than the night market, for example. You can bargain the prices down below what Artisans d'Angkor has on their fixed prices.
Written 2 February 2016
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lisathetraveller
Los Angeles, CA81 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2015 • Couples
We were met by a friendly and outgoing guide who led us through several workshops where local artisans created sculptures, paintings, clothing and other crafts. It felt really great to support local artisans rather than just buying things imported from other countries that most market and street vendors sell. The store is huge and filled with treasures for all price ranges. The ladies who helped us offered us deep discounts and carefully packed all of our treasures to take home.
Written 8 May 2015
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Sam
Christchurch, New Zealand4 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Friends
Me and my friend visited this place since the place is showed as Fair Trade shop! We both were stopped at the entrance, a sales girl said, If you want to buy a product, you can get inside or else you are not allowed to enter! What a Joke!!! An old lady from inside started shouting "Do not let them inside!" I never had such experience in life! These people are fooling tourists in the name of fair trade. Please avoid this place when you are in Siemreap.
Written 27 April 2019
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