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With Cambodian Traditional dance
KOULEN 2 Restaurant
Restaurant & live performance
Our restaurant has a large selection of food in the buffet and is prepared fresh every day!
we cater for your every need! We have a traditional Khmer style restaurant with traditional Khmer performances! We also have Khmer, Western and Chinese food!
Our dancing shows include Apsara Dancing, The Peacock of Pailin Dance and more!
Experience an enchanting night with unique local cuisine and a charming show of exotic Khmer cultural dancing. As you dine on a delicious Cambodian buffet dinner, be captivated by an Apsara dance performance.
Arrive at the Koulen theater-restaurant and enjoy a feast of local delicacies, such as the classic amok Cambodian curry and Khmer barbecue meats, served in a beautiful and traditional setting. The sample buffet menu includes chicken curry soup, mango salad with pork, fried pork, lamb, beef, and fish amok, as well as an assortment of Khmer desserts.
As you relish your satisfying meal, sit back and watch the cultural Apsara dance showcasing Cambodia's unique Khmer heritage. The show is filled with ornate costumes, traditional music, and religious folklore. Be dazzled by symbolic ceremonial dances, such as the "Ballet of Apsaras" and "Dance of Mekhala," and marvel at the mythological tale of the Hindu epic "Ramayana."
***Opening Times ( open 7 days a week 9:00am – 10:00pm)
- Buffet starts at 6:30pm
- Show starts at 7:30pm.
- Adult = 12$ per person
- Child (3y- 8y) = 6$ per person
- Child ( 1y-2y) = free
Note : The price above is NOT INCLUDED with pick up and drop off.
*** Cambodian Traditional dance are
1- The Apsara Dance is probably the most famous of all the traditional Khmer dances. You'll see statues of apsara danders everywhere in Cambodia ...
2- The Peacock of Pailin Dance suggests a courting scence between a peacock and peahen bringing happiness and prosperity to villagers ...
3- The Sovann Machha dance is a short scence from the classical Ballet. King Ram is mobilising his forces for combat ...
4- The Tep Monorom Dance features dancers that represent Tevoda, or divine beings, who dance for the happiness of the people ...
5- The Cardamom Picking Dance comes from Pursat province and the growing of Cardamom is the inspiration for this colorful dance ...
6- The Bamboo Clappers Dance is merely a piece of entertainment. It is a celebration of the completion of hard work and the resulting joyfulness ...
*** Cambodian Traditional dance Descriptions
1.The Apsara Dance comes from the legend that Cambodia originated from the union of the hermit Kampu and the Apsara Mera. This dance shows Mera, dressed all in white, dancing in her garden. The dance shows happiness and prosperity for the whole country. She is joined by her maindens who present her with flowers which express a love of her from the people of Cambodia.
Here at Koulen Restaurant, we have professionally trained dancers that perform this show nightly in our restaurant in Siem Reap.
Our Dancers will perform the magnificent Apsara dance while you eat! This stunning, traditional dance is world famous and you can see it here at Koulen Restaurant!
The Apsara dance shows one of the myths in Cambodia about the coming together of Mera, a dancer and Kambu, a wise man. The hand gestures are a significant part of the story, with each hand gesture signifying something different. These gestures are often performed in a specific order and help to the tell the story of the dance.
2.Pailin province is known for its precious stones, and more locally it's known for its peacocks. It is the only place in Cambodia where peacocks live. The Peacock of Pailin Dance is a courting scene between a peacock and a peahen and it is said that this dance brings happiness and prosperity to the villagers.
Here at Koulen Restaurant, we have professionally trained dancers that perform The Peacock of Pailin Dance nightly at our restaurant in Siem Reap.
The Peacock of Pailin Dance, like all traditional Khmer performances, is a very colorful dance. The performers dress in traditional costumes that have been designed to look like both the peacock and peahen.
In Cambodia, the peacock is a symbol of happiness and this dance is usually performed during the Khmer New Year or at special occasions. This dance is often performed by the people of Pailin during Cambodian holidays and you can now see it live in Siem Reap!
This performance is one of our more popular shows and gives the audience a real treat when dining at Koulen Restaurant.
3.The Sovann Machha dance is a short scene from the Cambodian Classical ballet. Here at Koulen Restaurant, we have professionally trained dancers that perform The Sovann Machha Dance nightly at our restaurant in Siem Reap. It comes from the Cambodia Reamke (Ramyana), the episode of King Ram's Mobilising forces that set up a rock dam for combat in liberating Neang Sit who had been captured by Rahwana, the Giant's king of Laingka.
This bridge is then totally devastated by Fish Frees who was commanded by Sovann Machha, the Golden Fish. After realising this, the White Monkey Commander in Chief of the Monkey Forces used his clairovyance to pay course to Sovann Machha, who eventually fell in love with him.
Again, like most traditional Khmer performances, this is a truly colourful performance. It tells a love story and during this dance you will witness one of the original love stories in Cambodia! This amazing dance is performed by our in-house performers who all have many years of experience, bringing you one of the finest shows in Siem Reap.
4.The Tep Monorom Dance is a classical Khmer dance that shows the friendship, happness, well-being and prosperity of the people of Cambodia. Also known as the Dance of the Gods and Goddesses of Happiness, the dancers represesnt tevoda, or divine beings. It is one of the most beautiful dances in classical Khmer dancing where the elaborate appearance of each dancer prepares them both mentally and physically.
Here at Koulen Restaurant, we have professionally trained dancers that perform The Tep Monorom Dance nightly at our restaurant in Siem Reap.
5.The Cardamom Picking Dance comes from Pursat province. The Poar (an ethnic minority living in Cambodia) tend to rice fields and grow trees to harvest the saps and fruits. They also grow a lot of Cardamom in this area. This dance is inspired by Cambodia's nature and the natural sounds and colors of the Cardamom can be observed in this dance.
Here at Koulen Restaurant, we have professionally trained dancers that perform The Cardamom Picking Dance nightly at our restaurant in Siem Reap.
6.The Bamboo Clappers Dance lacks any revolutionary or religious significance, but it doesn't take away the beauty of this dance which is pure entertainment. This dance is a celebration of the completion of hard work and expresses spontaneous joyfulness of the Khmer country people.
Here at Koulen Restaurant, we have professionally trained dancers that perform The Bamboo Clappers Dance nightly at our restaurant in Siem Reap.
Even today, Cambodia is heavily dependant on agriculture, especially rice. This performace purely celebrates the end of a hard days work! As with all traditional Khmer dances, this performance is lively and colorful!
7. The Gum-Lacquer Pounding Dance is a representation of an ancient tradition of black teeth. The Khmer women, particularly the older ones, chew betel nuts and leaves to give their teeth a shiny black look. This tradition is still practiced in some regions on Cambodia, especially during wedding ceremonies. The Gum-Lacquer Pounding Dance is performed to carry on the ancient tradition of chewing betel nuts at weddings and other ceremonies.
Here at Koulen Restaurant, we have professionally trained dancers that perform The Gum Lacquer Pounding Dance nightly at our restaurant in Siem Reap.