Angkor Silk Farm
Angkor Silk Farm, a social-business enterprise owned by Artisans Angkor, is one of Cambodia’s attractions that aims to revive the Khmer cultural heritage of weaving silk.
One of the industries that were gravely affected by the Khmer Rouge times is the production of golden silk, which was used to dress the elite with prestigious and luxurious apparel known as the sampot chang kben. The silk farm of Artisans Angkor is a proof of how much the organization wants to bring back the sericulture. Tourists who avail of the guided tour around the farm get the chance to see the different orchards for mulberries, how worms breed, and the spinning and drying process involved in the creation of the golden silk.
Angkor Silk Farm is located at Puok District, 34 kilometres from Siem Reap city proper.
Opening Days and Hours
Farm is open daily from 8:00 to 17:00.
Entry Fee and Bookings
Entrance to the farm is completely free.
How to Get There
- Fly to Siem Reap via AirAsia, Cathay Pacific, Asiana Airlines, or Thai Airlines.
- From Siem Reap, you can hire a tuktuk to bring you to the silk farm.
- Angkor Artisan’s Siem Ream workshop offers free shuttle trips to the farm at 9:30 and another one at 13:30.
- Solo Travelers/Backpackers
Time to Spend
Allot at least an hour if you want to see more of the silk farm
Popularity and Best Time to Go
The weather in Cambodia can be hot and humid, therefore, it can be a bit uncomfortable. The best time to visit is in the early morning or late afternoon.
Tourists who want to fill up after a trip to the silk farm can grab quick bites from nearby restaurants like Grill Wine Cafe, Little Casablanca Cafe and Restaurant, Try Me, and Bugs Cafe.
- Angkor Wat
- Banteay Srei
- Angkor National Museum
Hotels in Siem Reap like Angkor Elysium Suites, Phum Baitang, Silver Palms Residence, and Royal Angkor Resort and Spa offer accommodations at rates ranging from USD 40 to USD 250.