This village is famous for its handcrafted products of pure silver with items such as elephant miniatures, embellished boxes, and other kinds of embossed work or on request.
Off the road on the way to Oudong, Silversmith Village is a small village situated between National Road No.5 and the Tonle Sap River and about 20 kilometers from Phnom Penh. This village is famous for its handcrafted products of pure silver with items such as elephant miniatures, embellished boxes, and other kinds of embossed work or on request.
A village of craftsmen
Virtually the entire population of this village is craftsmen, the silver items from this village are distributed to both local and foreign markets. Every children growing up in the village naturally grasps how to craft silver, starting without being taught the most basics. There are about 30 - 40 families in this commune producing silver handicrafts, each is involved for three generation up and the average monthly production is 5-6 kilograms per family.
Silversmith Village in Cambodia
Lives with silver
The display work visitors will see is actually silver plated brass, since silver is too expensive. Here the silver objects produced by the villagers are more or less the same: small objects, small elephants, boxes and, on request, embossed work The silversmiths’s work spaces are filled with small tools such as bench polisher, clamps, hammers and drills, etc. as working equipment. All of them are small, simple and the silversmith still does a lot of work with their hands and feet, handcraft each piece to every little details.
Silver products of Silversmith Village
The village is 40km from Phnom Penh so visitors can combine with other temples or stupas nearby to make one day trip.