Silk Center

The Soieries du Mekong Silk Center is a must-see on your trip to Banteay Chhmar.

The silk center began as a collaboration of two NGOs – Enfants du Mekong and Espoir en Soie. Soieries du Mekong has been training young Cambodian women in the art of silk weaving since 2001.

Today, about a hundred people are actively contributing to the creation of Soieries du Mékong’s collections: weavers, seamstresses, embroiderers, and dyers. All silk products are entirely handcrafted and reflect the talents of the local Khmer women. You may just want to spend a few of your travel dollars on a beautiful kramav (scarf), or maybe two.

You can receive a tour of the silk center, observe the silk-making process and maybe even get invited to lend a hand and try to weave yourself. Please visit the French-based organization’s website: Soieries du Mekong

The silk center is open Monday-Friday from 8:00 am – 12:00 pm and 1:30 pm to 5:00 pm. Weekends by special appointment only. Admission is free. Silk products may also be purchased in the CBT office.