Coconut Carving Class

Carving Your Own Souvenir

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$16.00 per guest
1 - 4 guests 1.5 hours
Hosted by Khean Savon

Highlights

  • Experience first hand how to carve ear rings, key rings or necklaces made from coconut shells under the guidance of your local host
  • Admire & appreciate up close the naturally occurring patterns on the surface of coconut
  • You will have made a unique one-of-a-kind set of souvenir for yourself or family and friends back home
  • Introduce a change in pace to your trip and enjoy this a fun and relaxing workshop

Inclusive of:

  • All equipment, tools and materials necessary for the workshop
  • Coconut carvings to take home with you
  • English speaking facilitator

Not Inclusive of:

  • Pick-up and drop-off service within Siem Reap (can be included at additional cost)
  • Other personal expenses
4.9 Out of 5
11 Reviews
Megan Hamilton United Kingdom
5
1 Sep, 2019

The artist himself could not speak English however he was pleasant and very helpful throughout. The lady who explained w...

Kate k Cambodia
5
15 Sep, 2018

Great Experience Fantastic teacher Really nice to be able to try a local skill Thank :)

$US 16.00 per guest
1.5 hours
1 - 4 guests
Cancellation Policy: Moderate

Full refund available for cancellations made up to 24 hours prior to booking start time.

More About This Experience

The coconut tree, a treasured tropical plant from the palm family, has a great cultural significance among the local people in Cambodia. Nearly all of the tree is used to create things of value. The tree trunk is used as wood for furnitures, the leaves to make farming hats and thatched roofs, the husk of the coconut as coir fiber to make door mats and mattresses, the flesh of the fruit as milk to be used in almost all Khmer dishes and desserts, the coconut water to cool you down on a hot tropical day, and the coconut shell, well the shell has a more ornamental role, to make beautifully carved keyrings and household ornaments. The coconut shells are sturdy, but more importantly they possess a beautiful grain pattern that make them so endearing to the eyes. Select a design of your choice, or create your own design on a piece of paper. This design is then pasted onto the shell that has been cut into half. Under the guidance of the instructor, you then begin to use interesting yet simple tools to carve out the outline of your design. And before you know it, you will be expertly carving tiny corners and curves of the keyring and finish the piece yourself. You end with a rustic polish finish. Make a gift, or make create a souvenir you can proudly call your own, this hands on course is a classic Cambodian must do.

Additional Information:

  • Pick-up location: Exact pick-up location address along with map direction will be sent to your email instantly after booking
  • Be at the pick up location at the tour start time
  • You also have the option to be picked up. Simply select this option from the add-on section
  • Bringing a bottle of water is recommended

Upcoming availability

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Your Local Host

Khean Savon

After the civil war in Cambodia was over, much had to restart their lives. Mrs Khean was fortunate and did not have to look far for work. Working with her carpenter husband, she helped out with the carving. Eventua...

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11 reviews from people who took this experience

Megan Hamilton United Kingdom
5
1 Sep, 2019

The artist himself could not speak English however he was pleasant and very helpful throughout. The lady who explained what I needed to do was very friendly and helpful also. I’m very happy with my elephant keyring. Although it wasn’t my favourite activity I did with Backstreet Academy I did enjoy it. 

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Kate k Cambodia
5
15 Sep, 2018

Great Experience Fantastic teacher Really nice to be able to try a local skill Thank :)

Randi devine
5
10 Jul, 2018

Everything best! Thank you very much

me tam Cambodia
5
14 Sep, 2017

My son of 13 and I took the coconut carving class. We went there in the morning while the rest of the family was still asleep. We made three keychains each, which turned out really nice. Part of the work is done by the craftsman, and there was always an English speaking lady with us. We both had a fun morning.

Meta Meulenbelt-Hörz Netherlands
5
23 Aug, 2017

My son (13) and I are always early birds. My husband and daughter stayed in the apartment, and we went to the coconut carving workshop in the morning. We had great fun working on the keyrings. We each made three (could pick out the designs).

US$16.00
11 Reviews
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