Each atelier, craft/concept store & art gallery we visited was a testimonial to Cambodian precious artisanal tradition being kept alive into the next generation. Textiles/jewellery/paintings/sculpture/haute couture/photography & bobo chic - Robina has the personal vignettes, background stories & cultural backdrop info to keep visitors enthralled for hours... chugging along between venues in our Cambodian tuk-tuk, taking in the daily village drama in the myriad of streets between stops. Siem Reap is not only the gateway to the magnificent Angkor Wat; there is a parallel universe of dedicated artists/artisans that live & breathe the contemporary; drawing from the complex culture, history & mystery of Cambodia today. You wouldn’t want to miss this Art Tour, it’s integral to visiting Siem Reap ♥️
I came to Siem Reap for work and wanted to relax before the job. After searching extensively for art tours, I found Robina's listing and made a booking. I'm glad that I did. She is very knowledgeable about the local art scene and the artists who are producing the work. There were some subjects and places that did not hold an interest for me. Robina made the adjustment, and suggested new places that were unexpected, but were very interesting. She is very approachable, and just fun to have a chat. The clincher for me was that she was very helpful to my co-workers and I after the tour with local suggestions for food and activities!!!
I went on a delightful excursion run by Siem Reap Art Tours with 3 of my colleagues. It was such a lovely afternoon. Ms Robina escorted us to exquisite places to view phenomenal artwork, and gave us detailed information about each artist, the artwork and the history of each place that we visited. We even had the pleasure of enjoying a cocktail with Ms Robina after the completion of the tour. She made it a truly memorable experience for all of us, and introduced us to some amazing artwork in Siem Reap that we had not yet experienced.
Tabitha, UK Excellent tour full of fun and interest
I had a fantastic time on this art tour of Siem Reap, not only is Robina the guide an absolute sweetheart and full of interesting facts and lots of chat but it was so lovely to see an insiders view of the arts/shopping and culture of the area. We met in an art gallery and then tuk tuk-ed our way around to beautiful boutiques and little galleries for a few hours all while learning about the local art scene/artists etc. Robina will tailor the tour to your needs so you can emphasise certain art you like or whether you want to visit shopping areas/Jewellery designers etc as well. She was also so happy to send me some info on other things to do and recommendations both before and after the tour which was really kind - I was even lucky enough to get a table at Siem Reap’s top restaurant after Robina made a call. She knows all the owners of the places you visit so you are made to feel so welcome and can browse some of the delightful things in a lovely relaxed atmosphere- I wanted to buy everything. All in all I had an excellent day, art, culture mixed with shopping, chat and local knowledge. Just perfect!
Siem Reap Art Tours was a real highlight during our trip to the area. Our guide, Robina, is a true gem. She collected my mother, my sister and myself from our hotel after breakfast and that's where our artistic adventure began. Here is someone who really knows what she is talking about - not only extensively about the local and international artists and where to find them, but a fountain of knowledge on the local cuisine, alternative tours and where to go to pamper yourself.
We found ourselves in galleries and art studios we would never have discovered by ourselves (we had asked at our hotel concierge desk, they were no help). The artists and curators we met were so interesting and willing to talk to us for as long as we kept asking questions. A very special special experience, all especially arranged by Siem Reap Art Tours.
Robina gave us tips on the sights to see and tourist traps to avoid. She also knows how to negotiate with the locals, in their native tongue, a plus when traveling without local language skills.
We were delivered back to our hotel 4 hours later, exhausted but very satisfied and with a whole new wealth of knowledge on the local Cambodian art scene.
Everyone should do this tour.