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Angkor Handicraft Association (AHA)

Road 60, Traing Village, Slorgram Quarter, Siem Reap 17259, Cambodia
+855 78 341 454
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A wonderful experience

After asking to be taken to this place and instead being taken to other places where tuk tuk... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Nerida203
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Kiama, Australia
Lovely articles and a good cause

If I had to guess, I'd say that most of the Cambodian arts and crafts sold in Siem Reap are... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
DTripper1
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Dongguan, China
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The AHA Fair Trade Village is the first and only permanent souvenir market dedicated to offer only locally produced traditional handicrafts and other souvenir goods made in Siem Reap. It is an easy way for visitors to ensure they are purchasing local products, contributing to the local economy and supporting rural entrepreneurs.
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good17%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“fair trade” (18 reviews)
“support local” (12 reviews)
“silk scarves” (7 reviews)
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Road 60, Traing Village, Slorgram Quarter, Siem Reap 17259, Cambodia
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+855 78 341 454
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After asking to be taken to this place and instead being taken to other places where tuk tuk drivers get kick backs (and where a wooden Buddha statue will set you back US$9500) we finally made it. The handicrafts were a delight with a huge...More

Thank Nerida203
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If I had to guess, I'd say that most of the Cambodian arts and crafts sold in Siem Reap are manufactured, possibly not even in Cambodia. But at AHA you know you're getting the real deal. You can even see the artisans working at times....More

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Angkor H, Manager at Angkor Handicraft Association (AHA), responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear DTripper1 We appreciate your comments and your efforts to create awareness about the issue our local artisans face. Indeed, it is estimated that over 80% of products sold in town are imported. We guarantee every item in AHA is handcrafted in Siem Reap Province...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Found this shop via TripAdvisor as I was searching for a way to find 'fair trade' and authentic souvenirs. I'd found this place and it is perfect! It's a little bit outside the city centre though, but you can ask your remorque-driver (Cambodian tuk tuk)...More

Thank Peggy M
Angkor H, Manager at Angkor Handicraft Association (AHA), responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Peggy M Thank you so much for your comments. Indeed, all the prices in the AHA Souvenir Market are set by the artisans and we guarantee fair trade practices. We appreciate you took the time to come and visit us to support the local...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful local handmade handicrafts at very reasonable prices. Unique as opposed to mass produced items you see all over pub street markets. Well worth a visit and helps support local craftsmen/women.

Thank markilevu
Angkor H, Manager at Angkor Handicraft Association (AHA), responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your comments and for supporting the local community. We hope to see you again in Siem Reap!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I enjoyed my visit and really like their fair trade and sustainable approach. Friendly staff! I went there in the evening and it was not crowded at all.

Thank Jonas K
Angkor H, Manager at Angkor Handicraft Association (AHA), responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Jonas K. Thank you for your comments. We are happy you liked our concept and that you got to visit us. We hope to see you again very soon!

Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

We originally were signed up for a workshop in Wood Carving with a local artist. Since the artist spoke little English, we had a free translator who also told us about AHA and their mission. The whole shop is just gorgeous. We got handicrafted pottery...More

Thank Domenik A
Angkor H, Manager at Angkor Handicraft Association (AHA), responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind comments. We are very happy you got to meet one of the artisans. Indeed all the prices are set by them and we guarantee fair trade transactions. Hope you enjoyed the rest o your stay in Siem Reap.

Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

We did our souvenir shopping here at AHA, and are so glad we did. There are a number of little stands of work by local artists. Most of the souvenirs found at the night markets are mass produced in neighboring countries. Items at AHA are...More

Thank Kevin K
Angkor H, General Manager at Angkor Handicraft Association (AHA), responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Kevin Thank you for your review. We appreciate you took the time to visit us and are very happy you liked it. Indeed, our products are certified with the Seal of Authenticity, a symbol that guarantees the authenticity of handcrafts made in Siem Reap...More

Reviewed 25 August 2017

If you want to support the local villagers and their handiwork this place is a must. It's purpose is to support the artisans of Siem Reap and buy goods at a price that is fair (and cheap) knowing where they have come from. I bought...More

Thank Simonrobert49
Angkor H, General Manager at Angkor Handicraft Association (AHA), responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your kind comments. We are very happy to know you liked our village and hope to see you again very soon!

Reviewed 16 August 2017

We bought luggage items that are made by a women at the Lotus farm. I bought a wallet made by women with HIV/Aids. I believe that most of the pottery is made in house by local artisans. There are masks, scarves, essential oils, homemade soaps,...More

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Robert R, Public Relations Manager at Angkor Handicraft Association (AHA), responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2017

Dear Tori P. Thank you for your kind comments and for visiting us. We are happy you had a good time at AHA and hope you can come back to Cambodia soon. Regards!

Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

Don't purchase the items you find in the million little stores or even the large ones unless it's AHA certified. There's an actual certification and inspection process to ensure all goods are actually made in Cambodia. The shop is located on the road to where...More

Thank Tamara B
Angkor H, Public Relations Manager at Angkor Handicraft Association (AHA), responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2017

Dear Tamara, Thank you for your comments. Indeed, the Official Seal of Authenticity helps travelers find authentic locally made handicrafts in Siem Reap. We are very happy you found AHA souvenir market; you can also find the Seal of Authenticity in certified shops around town....More

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Tin B
15 June 2017|
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Response from Angkor H | Property representative |
Hi all, There is no entrance fee. Smiles are free!
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mmcgunagle2005
11 September 2016|
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Response from klopresto | Reviewed this property |
I believe so.
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Malaysiantraveller68
13 September 2015|
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Response from Angkor H | Property representative |
Hi there, we are hoping to have our credit card machines back on line soon but for now we can only accept cash payments. Looking forward to seeing you at the Fair Trade Village soon!
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