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Lotus Farm by Samatoa

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Address: Road to Phnom Krom | Road to Chong Kneas (Tonle Sap), Siem Reap 93160, Cambodia
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+855 63 636 9133
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The Lotus Farm is a unique fair-trade eco-textile workshop in the world....

The Lotus Farm is a unique fair-trade eco-textile workshop in the world. The visit aims to present in detail the whole process of fabrication, from the extraction of the fibres in the stem of the lotus, to the weaving of the fabric. It is the most ecological fabric in the world, creating products of excellent quality combined with the respect of the environment and of the social values. The Lotus Farm is located 15 minutes from Siem Reap downtown, on the road 63 to Phnom Krom and Chong Kneas (Tonle Sap).

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Great place to see something different!

This farm is on the way to Tonle Sap, floating village and standing right beside the farm is a small hut where the production of the lotus fibre are carried out. It's really... read more

Reviewed 15 April 2016
Ann K
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Sydney, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 15 April 2016

This farm is on the way to Tonle Sap, floating village and standing right beside the farm is a small hut where the production of the lotus fibre are carried out. It's really interesting to see how all those lotus stems been thoroughly washed and the fibres extracted from it manually by those ladies worker. Only a meagre fibres are... More 

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Thank Ann K
Awen D, General Manager at Lotus Farm by Samatoa, responded to this review

Dear lovely visitor, Thanks for your review. Our workshop is opened from 9am to 5pm. Should you need, I make the visit on Tuesday 9am every week, then stop at our showroom (on the same way) to appreciate our finished lotus fabrics and applications. Awen Delaval Funder/Manager Reservation: 092529001 gm@samatoa.com More 

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Reviewed 14 November 2015 via mobile

Made a special trip to go to the Lotus farm and it wasn't anything like how it's been advertised. There were a few women who were washing the lotus stalks and one woman extracting the fibre. There was no shop or lotus flowers, seeds etc to look at. Unfortunately it was a waste of time especially as we had limited... More 

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Awen D, General Manager at Lotus Farm by Samatoa, responded to this review

Dear lovely visitor, Thanks for your review. I think you didn't visit the right place ! Our workshop is opened from 9am to 5pm, located at Phnom Krom jus before the lotus fields. Should you need, I guide the visit each Tuesday 9am, then stop at our showroom (on the same way) to appreciate our finished lotus fabrics and applications.... More 

Tallong, Australia
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Reviewed 4 November 2015

This was a bit out of the way and not a huge amount to see. But having said that I did find it extremely interesting seeing how the ladies extracted the fibres from the lotus stems and turned it into fibre that can be woven. Each lady produces about 250m of yarn per day and it takes 12,000 metres to... More 

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Paris, France
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Reviewed 2 November 2015 via mobile

The Lotus farm by Samatoa is a place where you can see women spinning and creating a lotus thread by extracting the fibers from the lotus stem in order to make textile fabric out of it. All the steps of the production are well explained and displayed on big posters in the farm. A nice place to visit in the... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 6 April 2015

We spent some time to look for this place and our private driver had to call then for direction. We went to both locations (lotus farm with workers and retail shop with sales). There was nothing going on in the farm – no lotus tea or anything lotus related products. And there were middle to high end pricing clothes in... More 

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Gladbeck, Germany
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Reviewed 20 February 2015

Even it is only a small Hut where a informativ Video gives the information about the process it is worth to see how it will be done in real - can be done on the way to Tonle Sap.

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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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Reviewed 29 December 2014

After discovering a few years ago that someone in Cambodia was trying to keep alive the process of lotus fibre weaving I couldn't wait to see the process in action. So on my next visit to Seim Reap it was a must do. . We purposely went to see this production, we were not on our way to the floating... More 

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2 Thank Suzanne T
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Reviewed 23 November 2014

Its a really small farm. They had a bigger farm elsewhere. Even our driver did not know there was a lotus farm there. We went during the season when they did not have lotus so they were working with banana fibers instead.

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2 Thank Yukana U
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Reviewed 16 October 2014

The Samatoa lotus farm is on the road towards Phnom Krom and is a must stop when you pass by. Contrary to the usual silk farms in Cambodia, the ladies here make thread out of lotus stems. Upon entering the building, there is a lovely guide who explains the process of thread making and shows you the various tools and... More 

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Paris, France
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Reviewed 30 June 2014 via mobile

We found this lotus farm by chance on the road to the floating village, and the halt really worth it. The staff was welcoming, the visit interesting. The woman who explained us the process of making the lotus fabric was absolutely lovely, invested in their project. They use everything in the lotus plant, and it appeared passionating to see the... More 

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