I like the concept of the park- little villages of Cambodia in one place
I hate how visitors are expected to follow the show schedule instead of allowed to roam as we please.
Start your visit around 1 pm so you'll have the opportunity to explore the place because once the shows started, well... you won't get a chance.
After passing the turnstills, visit the galleries on your left and right before proceeding to the first show venue. They will lock the galleries afterwards.
|An Apsara dancer|
|Guess who's the great king?|
|Hehe... cantikkan costume zaman dulu? =D|
|Reminded me of Teddy in Night at the Museum|
|Tak mainlah sabung ayam. Kita lawan babi okay?|
They gave me a brochure (got map of the park) and a piece of paper with the Dancing Show Program schedule. It *might* change when you visit. Remember to take pics while you're searching for the first venue.
Dah take pics sikit-sikit, bergegas ke New Theater for the Mixed Khmer Traditional show. Fun show even though sepatah haram tak faham.
From then on, just follow the crowd to the next venue. Grab good seats and enjoy the shows. Even if you don't like it, stay nearby so you can follow the crowd to the next show. The map given to me was pretty confusing and I am actually good with my sense of directions. Ask anyone who has travelled/hunt for car in a mall parking lot with me.
Go across Khmer Village & Floating Village to get to next show at Millionaire House. Only applicable if show schedule doesn't change. These 2 villages are among those that you should visit before shows start else memang tak sempat nak belek-belek and pose take pictures.
By the time I arrived at the Millionaire House, ALL seats were taken so I bersila and sat on the floor to enjoy Khmer Wedding Ceremony
Stage was literally a step away from where I was sitting.
|Taman ni macam out of my mimpi ngeri...|
At the Chinese Village, they seemed to have 2 different shows. From Monday to Thursday it's Mixed Chinese Traditional show and on the day I went it was Happy Chinese Dancing show (Friday to Sunday). Ini kira show paling meriah siap ada api!
Then it rained and the show was cut short. Bertempiaran semua lari ke Kroeung Village untuk berteduh and wait for the Choosing Fiancé show.
!!! I saw the Judgement Tunnel & Ghost House was open when I passed by but since the itinerary stated we'll visit it after the Kroeung Village, I didn't stop la. After show, that tunnel was dark. Dah TUTUP eh!
After maki lite-lite because I couldn't go into the ghost house, we went to the next venue- Kola Village. It was right next to the tunnel and it was also dark.
Turned out that the stage is at the area BEHIND the signage of the village. I managed to find it pun because I walked towards lights and everywhere else was already dark.
Then it rained again and the peacocks (actor) from Dreamy Prince's Daughter and Magic Peacock ran halter skelter with no apology to the audiences who were expected to leave the shelter (they switched off the fans and lights) and head to the Big Theater (an open theater) for the weekend special show The Greatest King Jayavarman 7.
Bought tickets from tour agency, don't know why since the park has ticket counter as well and price was the same- US$ 15 per adult.