Koh Chen Island is a Tonle Sap River (Mekong River) cruise port in Cambodia, popular for its wide reach and bronze souvenirs. The closer you get to the island's only village, the louder the sound produced by men hammering heated bronze. Most tourists visit Koh Chen as part of cruise itineraries from Siem Reap and Phnom Penh. This is Cambodia's best location for shopping handmade engraved bronze items.
Koh Chen is approx 35 km (22 ml) from Phnom Penh (Cambodia's capital). Most of the local residents practice the craft with men forging and women engraving the bronze souvenirs (mostly bowls). They also use silver and copper. There are about forty families still producing crafts.