Silk weaving

Have you ever seen a silk farm? Our host Naysim on the outskirts of Phnom Penh has her own silk farm. You can learn how silk is made and even can try weaving and spinning. Afterwards you can help her cooking famous Cambodian dishes like Beef Lok Lak.

Cambodia’s tradition of silk dates back to old times of the  Angkor empire.  Today, the revival of the weaving and sericulture of Khmer “golden” silk produces a unique modern style that merges the best of hand made traditions with the newest designs to produce luxury silks. Khmer silk is often called the golden silk because of its dark yellow color.

Khmer golden silk has a long tradition

This color comes from the multivoltine cocoon, and the area around Phnom Srok in the northwest of Cambodia is most famous for it. But guests from Phnom Penh don’t have to go that far: Naysim also has finest quality of silk and her own silk worms. she also will tell you why silk worms are crazy for mulberry leaves.

 

Cooking is another passion of Naysim. She knows the old recipes. If you like to eat with locals and cook with locals, then this is a good place. Naysim will explain what ingredients she is using and how to make the famous Cambodian dishes like Beef Lok Lak.

Weaving Khmer silk and Cambodian fabric

Weaving Khmer silk and Cambodian fabric

Silk spinning at a Cambodian silk farm

Silk spinning at a Cambodian silk farm

 

Video from a previous visit of a tourist