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Plae Pakaa Arts Show
  • 70 minutes
  • Hotel pick up

Experience traditional Cambodian folklore through music, dance and theatre watching a Plae Pakaa living arts performance in Phnom Penh. An unmisssable evening of culture!

Plae Pakaa Arts Show: what to expect?

On the evening of your activity, you'll be picked up from your hotel by tuk tuk, immersing yourself in local daily life travelling in the most typical mode of transport in Southeast Asia. You'll be taken to the gardens of the National Museum of Cambodia. In the beautiful theatre here, you'll enjoy a performance of Plae Pakaa: a living arts show through which dancers and musicians communicate the country's folkloric heritage.

Dressed in spectacular traditional Cambodian outfits, the dancers perform their carefully choreographed moves to the rhythms created by the musicians. Through their dances, they tell different stories from Cambodian folklore, resulting in an incredible cultural show. Look out for the apsaras, heavenly nymphs in Hindu and Buddhist culture, who bring a mystical quality to the shows.

At the end of a magical evening, you'll be taken back to your hotel by tuk tuk.

What show will we see?

When making your reservation, you'll have the choice between one of three different Plae Pakaa shows:

  • Story of Mak Therng: a popular traditional tale from Cambodian folklore.
  • Children of Bassac: an enchanting fusion of classical and folk dance.
  • The War of Indrajit: a Cambodian adaption of the Indian epic Ramayana featuring shadow puppets.


All performances begin at 7 pm.


Per person
Story of Mak Therng
US$ 42
Children of Bassac
US$ 42
War of Indrajit
US$ 42

Story of Mak Therng

  • Per person

    US$ 42

Children of Bassac

  • Per person

    US$ 42

War of Indrajit

  • Per person

    US$ 42

More Information


70 minutes.


Hotel pick up and drop off.

Transport by tuk tuk.

Entrance to Plae Pakaa dance show at the National Museum of Cambodia.

When to book?

Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.

If there are still places available, you can book until the previous day (local time in Phnom Penh).


Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

If you still have more questions, check out our section on frequently asked questions. If you need help to book an activity or have any enquiries, please contact us.


No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).

US$ 42
No hidden fees or surcharges
Free cancellation up to 6 days before


Free! Free cancellation up to 6 days before the day of the activity. If you cancel 5 days before the day of the activity, we will refund you 50%. If you cancel 3 days before the day of the activity, we will refund you 30%. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.