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Travel & Resources: SIEM REAP / ANGKOR

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SIEM REAP -- Area Code +855-63

General Information

    Siem Reap, a bustling trading post sprung up at the gates to Angkor's magnificent world wonders and the majestic wildlife haven of the Tonle Sap lake, is now home to the revival of traditional Khmer arts and culture as well as being Cambodia's capital of cool.

    Funkiness, the fantastical and the sublime all co-exist in this friendly, safe and easy-going tropical holiday destination. You'll be doing yourself a disservice if you just fly in and out for an exhausting 2-day temple tour. There's so much to discover and the pace of life so pleasurably lazy that you can easily spend a week here without being bored.

    Hidden jungle animal sculptures that pre-date Angkor, peaceful Buddhist temple compounds housing vibrant 200-year-old murals (including a market scene with four arm-in-arm same-sex couples), an air-conditioned modern Museum explaining the art and iconography you'll encounter at Angkor (do see this first before you begin your temple trek), contemporary art exhibitions by emerging Khmer artists, market places bulging with the stuff of everyday Khmer life, cheap and delicious hole-in-the-wall eateries, eco-tours to floating villages and silk farms, more than a bit of gay life and a chance to interact with friendly and approachable locals, worthy social projects addressing the many needs of a large rural population, a "beach" on the edge of a cosmic ocean where locals go to swim and picnic, a chance to get all your Christmas shopping done in a day -- Siem Reap provides vivid memories at every turn.

    The population of the province is around 1,000,000 and growing fast (that's about 40,000 Utopians living in the vicinity of the city).

    Navigating the local gay scene is easy with our interactive Utopia Map of Gay & Lesbian Siem Reap:

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    Phare, The Cambodian Circus UTOPIA VERIFIED MAY 2023, UTOPIA VISITED JUN 2023
      Phare Circus Ring Rd (2km from the Old Market), Utopia Map
      015-499-480, email

      Spectacular, don't-miss entertainment with lots of eye-candy for Utopians! Uniquely Cambodian, daringly modern, The Big Red Big Top hosts nightly themed performances that touch deeply on Cambodian tradition, ethos and spirit. The music is Cambodian, the artists are Cambodian. The skills are daring: contortion, juggling, acrobatics, balancing mixed with dance, modern and traditional theatre. The essence of the young, vibrant Cambodia Cool cultural movement that has emerged in the Kingdom in the last decade. Nightly shows at 7.30 p.m.
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  • Siem Reap Countryside Cooking Class UTOPIA VERIFIED JUL 2020
      BBU Rd (inside the 3 Hours Laundry, near by Thunborey Hotel)
      Reservations by email

      Different from other cooking classes in town - learn to cook plus learn about Cambodian culture and customs. Help support the local communities and villagers. Gay and lesbian-friendly.
      Utopia Member Benefit: 10% DISCOUNT from the published rate. Please make a reservation at least 1 day prior.
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Travel Services

      012-254-554, 015-254-554, email

      Professional, licensed and openly gay guides to Angkor Wat and Siem Reap vicinity. Explore the wonders of Angkor as well as the charming small-town points of interest. Find out what's new on the local scene and experience an insider's view of historic and contemporary Khmer life. Flexible hours and completely custom intineraries with your interests in mind. You'll steer clear of tourist traps and commission shopping. Honest, friendly and a good sense of humor about life. English and Mandarin spoken. Reasonable rates. Car and tuk-tuk arrangements.
      Utopia Member Benefit: 5% DISCOUNT.
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  • BunlyTours&Travel UTOPIAN VERIFIED JUL 2022
      WatSvay Village, Salakamreuk Commune
      +855 9060-0911, 7-6988-8847, email

      Affordable prices and well-planned tours featuring friendly and experienced guides. They are committed to providing travelers with an amazing experience every time, with these core values: dedication, value, experience, diversity, passion, and dependability. They offer a wide variety of travel services, including fly-and-drive tours, group tours, custom tours, guided tours, airline tickets, Apsara tickets, hotel bookings, car and coach rentals, and more. Their competent staff will provide you with a response shortly.
      Utopia Member Benefit: 15% DISCOUNT off all tours.
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      092-501-691, LINE/WeChat/WhatsApp: +85592501691, email

      Gay and lesbian-friendly tuk-tuk and automobile driver who is prompt and honest. He knows the gay scene venues, the temples and also the off-beat places and cheap laundry and Khmer food joints. Reasonable English and sincere service. Call when you arrive or send a simple email request well in advance of your trip. You can call his mobile phone whenever you need to get from point A to Z in Siem Reap and Angkor.
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      Comments from Utopians:

      "I've known Sovan for eight years and I never come to Siem Reap without making sure that he would be my driver. Sovan is not only a very friendly and dedicated fellow, he also makes sure that I feel safe and comfortable while riding with him. He knows his way around, knows the gay venues and the scene. Sovan is your guy!" -- Kai, Jun 1, 2023

      "Sovan took us around Siem Reap for 3 days. He is honest and reasonably priced. If you want more detailed explanations, get a licensed guide to join you. But for general information, Sovan is the guy to rely on." -- Bill S, Nov 17, 2022

  • Helpful Khmer Tours UTOPIA VERIFIED JAN 2018

  • Holiday Houseboys UTOPIA VERIFIED JUN 2023
      WhatsApp: +94-76 630 1069, email

      Discover Siem Reap and all it has to offer with a gay-friendly tour guide who looks after your safety and welfare at all times. Speaking the local language, your guide will ensure that you get the best deals and discover true local flavor.
      Utopia Member Benefit: 10% DISCOUNT (excluding one-day tour guide services).
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      017-703-257, WhatsApp/LINE/WeChat: +85517703257, email

      LGBT-friendly aircon car and van transporation in comfort, and guided tours in Siem Reap and around Cambodia. Explore Battambong, Ko Ker, Preah Vihear, Kep, Kampot, Sihanoukville, Phnom Penh and more! Let Vuthy help you plan your own unique itinerary whether you are a first-time visitor or a returning traveler. See the main tourist sites as well as off-the-tourist-path temples, wildlife, countryside and fascinating towns and cities. English, Thai and Chinese spoken.
      Utopia Member Benefit: 10% DISCOUNT when you show your member card.
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  • Q Travels Cambodia UTOPIA VERIFIED JUN 2023, UTOPIA VISITED JUN 2017
      +855 92-594-558, email

      Gay-owned travel service offering fun tours of the historic temples of Angkor Wat and the Siem Reap area. They specialise in gay-friendly excursions that cater to the needs of LGBT travelers. If you want a detail-rich itinerary into Angkor's history, a more general overview, or just a cheerful introduction to Siem Reap's exciting nightlife, they provide it all. They welcome individuals, groups, couples and extended families. They will steer you away from tourist traps and toward remarkable memories of the real Cambodia that will last a lifetime.
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Restaurants and Cafes

    • The Blue Pumpkin (bakery and ice cream) UTOPIA VISITED JUL 2018
        Utopia Map

        Where else in the world can you find a fresh baked "chocolate linga" but in Siem Reap? This hip bakery features superb goodies including breads, tropical fruit pastries, cakes and Cambodian-inspired ice creams. Sandwiches, quiche and drinks are also on the menu. The perfect place to refuel after a long, hot day climbing stone temples.
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    • The Little Red Fox Espresso UTOPIA JUN 2023, UTOPIA VISITED JUL 2018
        No 593 Hap Guan St, Utopia Map
        016-669-724, email

        Popular coffee shop run by a gay couple in the up-and-coming Kandal Village area with many cool boutique shops and restaurants in the immediate vicnity. Excellent coffees, teas, and hot chocolate along with homemade cookies and sandwiches. Casual atmosphere. Spacious hair salon upstairs by appointment. Closed Wed.
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Shops and Salons

    • Artisans Angkor UTOPIA VERIFIED JUN 2023, UTOPIA VISITED JUL 2020
        Stung Thmey St, Utopia Map

        Superb traditional arts and crafts shop with a modern twist. You can wander through their on-site workshops watching stone carving, metal-working, silk painting, wood carving and more.
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    • Eric Raisina Haute Couture UTOPIA VERIFIED JUN 2016, UTOPIA VISITED JUL 2013
        53 Veal Village, Kok Chork, Utopia Map

        By appointment only, but don't miss a chance to see Eric's studio workshop. He's designed fabric for top fashion houses like Lacroix and Gaultier. Born in Madagascar, trained in Paris, he's established a cutting edge workshop on the outskirts of town that produces hand-made, vibrantly colored scarves, hats, bags, shirts and dresses at very reasonable prices. Inventive and artful use of local silk and organics, combining Khmer, African and modern European techniques, in surprising textures and super saturated colors that match the visual energy of modern life in Asia. Pieces also available at select 5-star boutiques, such as the Heritage Suites.
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    • Garden of Desire UTOPIA VERIFIED JUN 2023, UTOPIA VISITED JUL 2019
        The Passage, parallel to Pub St, Utopia Map

        Superb contemporary Khmer jewelry and wearable art. Truly world-class designs by owner Pisith and other top local craftsmen. Besides being a fascinating artist (almost every piece has a compelling conceptual story behind it), he is also dedicated to cultivating artistic creativity in young Cambodians.
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    • Lin Barbershop UTOPIA VISITED JUN 2019
        Off Wat Bo Rd (in the small road leading to Wat Bo), Utopia Map

        Gay-owned barbershop specializing in hair design, hair tattoos and hair coloring. Hunky owner (and bear fan), Lin, will discuss your hair concerns and suggest style options for a touch-up or great new look.
        Utopia Member Benefit: FREE HAIR CUT with purchase of hair coloring.
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    • Prolung Khmer Pottery and Weaving Center UTOPIA VERIFIED JUN 2016, UTOPIA VISITED JUN 2015
        Bakong, Roluos area, Utopia Map

        Fantastic Khmer pottery workshop and cotton/silk weavers. Prices here are much lower than at the market shops in town and it's a just short tuk-tuk drive out into the countryside. You will also get to interact with the craftspeople and watch the process of producing the wares on sale here.
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