Palm Wood Carving

Crafting Beautiful Palm Wood Grains

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$24.00 per guest

Highlights

  • Experience first hand how to carve blocks of palm wood into beautiful cutlery under the guidance of a master craftsman
  • Admire & appreciate up close the naturally occurring grain patterns on the surface of palm wood that make them so appealing
  • You will have made a unique one-of-a-kind set of souvenir for yourself or family and friends back home
  • Enjoy a fund and relaxing 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
  • Palm wood set you carve to take home with you
  • English speaking facilitator
  • Mask and eye protection accessories

Not Inclusive of:

  • Pick-up and drop-off service within Siem Reap (can be included at additional cost)
  • Other personal expenses
  • Meals
4.8 Out of 5
6 Reviews
tony hui Hong Kong
5
14 Sep, 2018

Awesome and helpful instructor! Takes around 2.5 hour for craving a plate, spoon and fork. Interesting experience, defin...

Andy Cooke United Kingdom
4
24 Jul, 2018

Excellent experience seeing the traditional ways. Both the translator and instructor were very good. Overall a great e...

$US 24.00 per guest
3 hours
1 - 4 guest
Cancellation Policy: Moderate

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

More About This Experience

The sugar palm tree is Cambodia's designated national tree, a great symbol of pride and strength, and you often see them around Cambodia, most notably flanking the temples of Angkor Wat. You would also see its products beautifully laid out in night markets all over Cambodia with its beautiful grains and sturdy finish. Palm wood is one of the strongest wood and together with its water resistant nature it is suitable for making small and strong tools such as cutlery, cooking utensils and other items such as cups and plates. We have designed this course for you to carve your own set consisting of a spoon and a plate . However, there are many others to choose from and you can carve anything else outside the set for an additional fee. What could be a better than to gift a loved one back home a palm tree set made by your own hands!

Additional Information:

  • Pick-up location: Exact pick-up location address along with map direction will be sent to your email instantly after booking
  • Please be at the meeting point at the booking 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

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Mr Kley and Team

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6 reviews from people who took this experience

tony hui Hong Kong
5
14 Sep, 2018

Awesome and helpful instructor! Takes around 2.5 hour for craving a plate, spoon and fork. Interesting experience, definitely will make you appreciate these utensils more haha

Andy Cooke United Kingdom
4
24 Jul, 2018

Excellent experience seeing the traditional ways. Both the translator and instructor were very good. Overall a great experience that I would highly recommend and it supports the local people of Cambodia. Lots of locally made items are available to purchase at the location of the experience.

Gill Y Cambodia
5
20 Oct, 2017

We have been to backstreet academy twice during our stay in Siem Reap. We first went to the stone carving class, which was great. The teacher was very good and spoke good English. We were able to chat to him about Cambodia while we made our carving and we were pleased with the tea light holders we made. We went back for another class in Palm wood carving which was also excellent. This time we had an interpreter, provided by the academy. The teachers were both patient, kind and helpful. We were pleased with all of the things we made. This is a great way to support local people and to learn more about Cambodian skills and life. One tip: wear old clothes as the work can be dusty. We would really recommend this activity.

A C Cambodia
5
1 Oct, 2016

I booked two classes with the Academy online for my family. We really enjoyed the experience and I left humbled.

Crystal Cheung United States
5
20 Dec, 2015

We come from Hong Kong. Me and my friend had a great morning time there crafting our own set of utensils. Definitely would recommend to others who enjoy a more experimental tour moment. That is a wonderful and meaningful time in Siem Reap.

US$ 24.00 per guest
6 Reviews