Traditional Khmer Musical Instruments – Siem Reap, Cambodia

Music is at the center of Cambodian culture and accompanies every period in someone’s life. Cambodia has a great variety of music and instruments. Whether you are a musician or just interested in traditional Cambodian music, visit a Khmer traditional musical instruments workshop to treat your ears to captivating sounds and to learn about playing a wooden xylophone, drums and a ring of gongs.

Gain insight about the knowledge has been transmitted from generation to generation. The classical orchestra, as depicted in the murals of Angkor Wat and still played in the country today, is a beautiful and simple art form with cultural influences of India, China, and the Khmer civilization. It comprises a wide range of wind, string, and percussion instruments, used by both the Khmer majority as well as the nation’s ethnic minorities. Their enticing sounds capture the soul in a way that is new and yet familiar.

Khmer Traditional Musical Instruments Cambodia