Artisans d’Angkor

Artisans d’Angkor

Artisans d’Angkor is based in the city of Siem Reap and was created in 1998 to help young people in rural areas surrounding Angkor Wat to train in highly-skilled crafts. Artisans d’Angkor now employs over 1,000 people and has said that rural workshops are helping to slow down rural depopulation in Siem Reap. Apprentices must […]

The Ancient Temples of Angkor Wat

The Ancient Temples of Angkor Wat

Angkor Wat is the largest religious structure in the world, covering over 401 acres. Many of the temples remain beautifully preserved, others have undergone extensive restoration work and some remain ruins reclaimed by nature. The temples are completely covered in the most incredible and detailed stone carvings i’ve ever seen. Some carvings were much more in […]

Carving in Cambodia’s Capital

Carving in Cambodia’s Capital

The next stop on my journey is a country i’ve wanted to visit for years, the vibrant and bustling Cambodia. Arriving in the capital Phnom Penh, which is only a short ride over from Vietnams Ho Chi Minh, I was struck by the countless shops selling woodcarvings, a great place to start my hunt! A thin layer […]