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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
19:00 - 20:00
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Sun - Sat 19:00 - 20:00
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

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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We went last night and found it so entertaining. The costumes were so brilliant and creative. Highly recommended.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Live music, colourful costumes, self-control and skills of all the artists - everything about this 1h15 show is impressive. In addition, the artists all seem to bring real joy to their performance, which makes the show very living, dynamic and joyful, in addition to formal excellence. Highly recommended!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We went last night and found it so entertaining. The costumes were so brilliant and creative. Highly recommended.

Thank Wyralla
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

From the wreckage of the country a beautiful Phoenix has emerged in the form of this dance company. Highly skilled, colourful and hugely energetic these handsome young Cambodians strut their stuff to show their pride in their fast-healing country. Wholly inspiring and not to be missed. Richard. 16/2/17

1 Thank Fernyhough
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

As with all things Cambodian in my albeit somewhat limited touristic view of the country,what shines through for me is the pure enthusiasm of its younger generation.The show was vibrant and well produced,as well as providing insight into the graceful apsara dance form and its accompanying music.A great chance to take in some local colour...don't miss it!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Especially considering the incredible trauma this beautiful country has experienced not so long ago, it's so fabulous to see and enjoy this gorgeous celebration of their rejuvenated culture. We loved it. There are no bad seats .... the more expensive ones just have cushions! (The seats are hard and wooden - keep that in mind.). Definitely worth the time and... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Was advised to see the show and we were not disappointed. Seating is simple and the stage open air, but there is cover if raining. The show really was great, providing interesting background and context to the dances and culture. The dances themselves were well performed, as was the supporting music. Over all I recommend attending if you have the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week 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 

Thank nojoNbeans
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!!!

Thank Emily B
Alexandria, Virginia
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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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