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Lotus Farm by Samatoa

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Road to Phnom Krom | Road to Chong Kneas, Siem Reap 93160, Cambodia
+855 92 529 001
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Beautiful farm

Had a stop over for a while to look at the lotus farm. It was very serene and beautiful. One could... read more

Reviewed 22 July 2017
AChee74
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Kuching, Malaysia
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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... read more

Reviewed 15 April 2016
Ann K
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Sydney, Australia
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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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22 Jul 2017
“Beautiful farm”
15 Apr 2016
“Great place to see something different!”
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Road to Phnom Krom | Road to Chong Kneas, Siem Reap 93160, Cambodia
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Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

Had a stop over for a while to look at the lotus farm. It was very serene and beautiful. One could see how lotus were planted from Lily podes.

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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...More

1  Thank Ann K
Awen D, General Manager at Lotus Farm by Samatoa, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2016

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...More

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...More

Thank Roopinic
Awen D, General Manager at Lotus Farm by Samatoa, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2016

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...More

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....More

2  Thank Diane S
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...More

Thank Zoki85
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...More

1  Thank SassyStussy
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.

Thank Petra P
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...More

3  Thank Suzanne T
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.

2  Thank Yukana U
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...More

2  Thank KevinKWu
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Jet C
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Response from Awen D | Property representative |
Hi Jessie, I am afraid that it is difficult to go through the customs with plants. However, you can bring dry seeds and make them grow at home, Should you need, I will sedn you the instructions how to grow, Best regards
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