Xylophone Making Class

Crafting the Cambodian Roneat Ek

$20.00 per guest
1 - 4 guests 3 hours 09:00
Hosted by Khob Mot


  • Experience a hands-on workshop to create your very own xylophone guided by an expert local instructor
  • Learn not only how to make, but also play basic tunes on your completed xylophone
  • You will have made a one-of-a-kind souvenir for yourself or a unique hand crafted gift for family or friends back home
  • Enjoy a relaxing and fun workshop after visiting the temples for a change in pace to your trip in Siem Reap

Inclusive of:

  • All equipment, tools and materials necessary for the workshop
  • Customized & handmade flute to take home with you
  • English speaking guide

Not Inclusive of:

  • Pick-up and drop-off service within Siem Reap (can be included at additional cost)
  • Other personal expenses
$US 20.00 per guest
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1 - 4 guests
3 hours
Cancellation Policy: Moderate

Full refund available for cancellations made up to 48 hours prior to booking start time.

More About This Experience

The music of Cambodia is derived from a mesh of cultural traditions dating back to the ancient Khmer Empire, India, China and the original indigenous tribes living in the area before the arrival of Indian and Chinese travelers. With rapid Westernization of popular music, Cambodian music has incorporated elements of music from around the world through globalization. As a result of the Khmer Rouge, the performing arts and folk culture of Cambodia had almost disappeared by 1979, however now people start paying more attention on preserving their long held musical traditions. Cambodian Xylophone, Roneat Ek (with the meaning 'the first xylophone') has been used since time immemorial in traditional and classical Khmer music. It is built in the shape of curved rectangle boat and comprises a wide range of wind, string, and percussion instrument used by both majority as well as the nation's ethnic minorities. Traditionally the Roneat Ek served as a musical background to rituals, court events and various performances such as drama, traditional dance, or shadow puppets. Join us how to make this traditional musical instrument, Roneat Ek, with a master host who has more than 20 years experience. There are many tools that we used during the workshop, and rest assured some of them you would have never seen before.

Additional Information:

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

Cancellation Policy: Moderate

Full refund available for cancellations made up to 48 hours prior to booking start time.


The pick-up location address will be sent to your email immediately upon booking.

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Khob Mot

Hi I am Khob, Xylophone Maker since I was teenager. I learned from old people in the village to make this musical instrument .

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US$ 20.00 3 hrs 09:00
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