when i was looking for hotels to stay in siem reap, some friends suggested 1961, an art cafe hotel gallery space exhibit space slash slash slash artsy fartsy place. this is owned by loven and faith, a pinoy couple and would have been perfect except that we were traveling with a big group and the place is not that kind of touristy hotel. it’s more for the crazies like carlo and me. and jetro of van gogh is bipolar.
nevertheless, we made sure to visit this place while in siem reap. the hotel is located towards the end of the river in a quiet side of town. there were exhibits on display when we got there but since we went at 3 in the afternoon, there were no people around except for a russian photographer moonlighting as a tour guide named olga who i spoke with, and a few others. this place is just awesome, just standing there made me want to pick up paper and start to draw. or a hammer. very quaint, really nice space and actually reminded us of home. chos.
the beer was a bit warm but still good.
one of the gorgeous exhibits in the gallery featured this red dress with the looooong train and that crazy moire striped dress crawling down from the ceiling. the artist is anida yoeu ali. more info on that here from the hotel’s site.
if and when we get to travel back to siem reap, we will try to stay here. soo cool. for more photos, please click here. all photos were taken using a samsung galaxy note 2.
the 1961 art cafe is located at Osaphear Street, Upper West Side, River Road, Siem Reap, Kingdom of Cambodia (the other side of the river fronting Wat Enkosa). you may find more info about 1961 in their official website. i do not claim any ownership to any artwork seen here in the photos.