Enjoy dinner while watching the devatas who were reborn in this world.

Called the "Apsara Dance", it is from the Khmer court, handed down from ancient times.
The etymology of "Apsara" derives it's name from the angel that appeared in the mythology of ancient India "Apsaras".
Indian culture is in the roots, the dance of Thailand is very similar, but Cambodia's has a more relaxed, slow atmosphere.

It is a traditional ancient dance , but most of the students and teachers who practiced it were killed by the Pol Pot regime.
It has passed down to the children again from around 1989, by a teacher who survived the regime.

The repertoire of the theme story is of ancient India, and "Ramayana" and "Mahabharata" are popular.
There is a meaning to the movement of each in sign language, as the portrayed by the fingertip which moves beautifully throughout the dance.
It is like a "dance of the hand", and it seems to say a lot of things.
However, you can enjoy the atmosphere even if you cannot understand the detailed content.

Young women wearing decorations such as crowns and luxurious costumes dance.
It is a dance to feel the strength and the beauty of women who live in Cambodia.
After the touring the ruins, it gives the illusion of beautiful devatas and sculptures, as if reborn in this world.

It can be seen in restaurants and hotels in Siem Reap.

Where to see

Koulen Ⅱ (Restaurant)

Address: Sivatha St., Siem Reap
Telephone: 012 897 105
Every day: 11:00-14:00, 18:30-21:00

Amazon Angkor (Restaurant)

Address: #998, Salakanseng, Svay Dangkum, Siem Reap
Telephone: 012 966 988
Every day: 11:00-14:00, 18:00-21:00
Need a reservation to watch the dance show.

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