Inside Asia Tours: Vietnam, Cambodia & Laos

Cambodian Living Arts Workshop

Learn traditional Khmer arts with the incredible Cambodian Living Arts organisation.

Take a fun and informative living arts tour, organised by Cambodia Living Arts, who offer unique and culturally sensitive glimpses of Cambodia through hands-on Khmer heritage experiences.

Guided by a cultural ambassador, you can experience how traditional arts are taught by Cambodian masters to their students. With options to learn traditional dance, how to play ancient musical instruments or the basics behind the thousand year old shadow puppetry, you will be left with an incredible appreciation into the life of these artists.

Dance - Cambodia's most famous performing art form
Dance is a very popular and greatly revered art form in Cambodia.  During a dance workshop, the artists will introduce and demonstrate the various forms of dance. Select the style that interests you most (Classical, Folk, Social), then learn the steps in more detail before trying out your moves!

Music - an integral part of traditional Cambodian culture
The music of Cambodia is derived from a mesh of ancient cultural traditions. At the start of each workshop, a variety of instruments will be presented such as the roneat (xylophone), khloy (flute), and troy (two stringed fiddle).

Select the instrument which interests you most, then work directly with the artist to learn how it is played.

Sbaek Thom - Large shadow puppetry
A cultural art form thousands of years old and unique to Cambodia, Sbaek Thom (large shadow puppetry) has told the story of the Reamker, which depicts the balance of good and evil.
The artists will explain each of the main characters in the story and demonstrate each of their unique movements. Then it's your turn to try!

Cambodian Living Arts Workshop

located in Phnom Penh

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Interested in this Experience? It is included in this tour:

  • Filled with unforgettable and immersive experiences, our all encompassing tour takes you to the highlights and the rural charms of Cambodia & Vietnam.

    Hands on Cambodia & Vietnam

    Filled with unforgettable and immersive experiences, this all encompassing tour takes you to the highlights and the rural charms of Cambodia and Vietnam.

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    Filled with unforgettable and immersive experiences, our all encompassing tour takes you to the highlights and the rural charms of Cambodia & Vietnam.

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