Champey Academy of Arts
Champey Academy of Arts
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7:30 AM - 11:00 AM, 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Monday
7:30 AM - 11:00 AM
1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
7:30 AM - 11:00 AM
1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
7:30 AM - 11:00 AM
1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
7:30 AM - 11:00 AM
1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Friday
7:30 AM - 11:00 AM
1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
7:30 AM - 11:00 AM
1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
About
Champey Academy of Arts is a non-profit art professional school in Phnom Penh working to preserve, protect and promote Cambodian Culture. The school is earning fund from its welcome service and a small souvenir shop in order to give scholarship for children from poor families and/or from disadvantaged living condition to have chances to learn and experience their culture. This school currentlyl gives 5 classes: 1) Cambodian Traditional Dance; 2) Cambodian Traditional Music; 3) Cambodian Traditional CHAPEY DANGWENG (Cambodian Traditional musical instrument similarly to western guitar); 4) Cambodian Traditional Painting; 5) Comtemporary Art. Welcome Service: The guest relation team will give their warm welcome to any single guest with brief history and orientation about Khmer traditional dance and some fun facts about this country culture for suggested donation $3 - $5 per guest. Champey Souvenir Shop: In it, there are many unique products related to this country culture and daily which mostly cannot be found in wherelse in the city. This shop also sells the art work done its art class students for motivation and benefit of their study.
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PoipuJim
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Solo
I have been in PP several times over the past few years and just discovered the Champey Academy of Arts on my most recent trip ...... thanks to my amazing guide. This is a table-pounding MUST SEE. It is located down a small alley and I believe offers a daily tour and show at 2PM. This is a non-profit school for local youth that is focused on teaching traditional Khmer drawing and painting, music and dance. The 2PM show is mainly about dance. When I was there, about 12 students performed 4 or 5 traditional Khmer dances lasting about 45 minutes. They have a small shop where you can buy locally made items and donate to the school. I found this Academy to be a highlight of my PP explorations ..... a little treasure. It was quite moving to see how these kids are dedicated to their Khmer culture. A table-pounding MUST SEE FOR SURE!!!!!
Written 3 January 2024
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shhg
paris4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
We loved our visit to Champey. Everyone was so welcoming and it was a delight watching the students perform. We also got to play traditional instruments as well as visit their visual arts studio. I really recommend this visit. Perfect for families.
Written 28 August 2022
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Dragonfly9
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Enjoyed the traditional dancing the students performed. It was so well done. Recommend a visit there
Written 20 January 2020
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SarahUKUSA
Los Angeles, CA53 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
This is a lovely arts school supported by an NGO - students learn traditional dance, drawing, music and more. I found it by chance while staying at the Okay Boutique Hotel opposite and it's down a tiny alley opposite the hotel entrance. I now visit each time I'm in Cambodia. It's very authentic and not designed as a tourist attraction. That's one aspect that makes it appealing to me. I wish the hotel could promote it more as I'm sure guests would enjoy watching the morning sessions and performances to which public are invited for a small donation (I've never seen more than a handful there). Check the schedule to ensure you're there at the time the students are not in their private classes. There is a lovely gift shop selling some of the art by the students plus scarves and jewelry. There is a little stage with seating and visitors may request a tour of the other rooms and classes if convenient with the teaching schedule. It can get very hot, despite fans but the rooftop bar at the Okay Boutique Hotel opposite is close for a cool escape if needed (and fabulous views!). Students and staff are always welcoming and it's a joy to see young Cambodian artists proud of the country's traditions, busy with their studies and eager to share Cambodian culture with the world!
Written 26 November 2019
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travelbob1
New Windsor, NY1,113 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
This school is providing youngsters the opportunity to learn and perform local cultural music, art and dance. Their performances of dance and music are well executed and the art is well designed and portrayed. We came away with a greater respect and appreciation for local cultural arts.
Written 25 November 2019
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Ian G
London, UK1,244 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Friends
A great installation supported by charitable donations. Youngsters are taught drawing, dancing and music. You are treated to a demonstration of Cambodian dancing. Good stuff to purchase in the gift shop.
Written 24 October 2019
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Debbie from BC
British Columbia15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2019 • Friends
A friend and I visited this school of the arts as part of an architecture/arts tour when we asked to see more artists in action. It started out with a dance demonstration and performance. The warm up exercises were demonstrated and there was someone to explain about the dance characters and the meaning of the hand gestures, The children performed 2 classical dances and 1 folk dance ( the coconut dance which was wonderful). We were absolutely charmed by the children and the caliber of their performance. The dance was the main focus but then we were shown the students
Drawing/painting and lastly the musical instruments with a quick demonstration.
There was an entrance fee of 5 or 6 USD, but so worth it to support these dedicated students. (The students attend the school for free)
I would definitely recommend this to anyone visiting Phnom Penh,
Written 16 June 2019
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Jo Cooke
Nottingham, UK9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2019 • Friends
So glad we decided to visit here. The teachers explained the Cambodian dance traditions and the children performed beautifully and enticed us to have a go,dressing us in a length of fabric to make a "skirt". We learned what the delicate hand gestures mean and how this links to traditional agricultural practices. The boys monkey dance was very amusing and clever. This academy is a charity and well worth supporting. We really enjoyed meeting the children and staff.
Written 14 June 2019
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Rhonda W
Melbourne, Australia301 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Couples
We visited the Champey Academy yesterday and it was the most delightful way to spend a morning (or afternoon). We were greeted warmly by our tour guide who spoke excellent English. She took us on a tour starting with the drawing class, then into the music room, before being taken through to the dance area. The girls and boys were so dedicated to their craft and you could see how much they enjoy performing. At the end of the performance, we were invited to participate. First of all, they dress you in the traditional fashion and then they perform alongside you. It was a really lovely morning with all the children and we would highly recommend this to anyone visiting Phnom Penh.
Written 5 March 2019
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Katarina E
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Solo
A beautiful and interesting morning spent at this school. Eminent guiding, lovely dancing and music.
A fine visit for anybody; families, couples of any age.
Written 20 February 2019
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