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Apsara Dance Performance

Location: Several hotels and restaurants, Angkor Theatre
Admission: US$12 including dinner
Showtime: daily, in general dinner starts between 18:00 and 19:00, the performance at 19:30 and 20:30.

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There are many classical Apsara Dance Performance in Cambodia, of which a highly stylized art from was once confined mainly to the courts of the royal palace and performed mainly by females. The Apsara Dance is particularly inspired by the style from around more than a thousand carvings of Apsaras in the Angkor temple complex. As an evidenced in part by these Apsaras – celestial dancers – dance has been part of the Khmer culture for more than a millennium.

The Angkor Theatre in the Buffet Dinner, as well as several hotels in Siem, Reap offer Dinner with a traditional Dance Performance three times per week. The Dinner, either buffet or set menu, starts in general between 18:00 and 19:00 followed by an hour dance performance. The 4 to 5 dance performances include the classical Apsara dance as well as Khmer Folk dance. You can enjoy traditional Khmer dance performances for example at the Angkor Theatre, the Alliance Café, Apsara Terrace of the Raffles Grand Hotel, La Residence d’Ankgor, the Sofitel Royal Angkor and the Victoria Hotel.  The Temple Bar at Pub Street in the Old Market Area offers a daily Apsara performance free of charge, but you are expected to have dinner there.


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