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Meet your guide Mr Chanthou Choun

Private and Group Tours of Siem Reap and Angkor Wat

I am a proud Cambodian national and have been in the travel industry for almost 10 years now.

I enjoy sharing my life experience with my guests. Teaching them about the culture, history of the ancient time, civil war in Cambodia, religion, having fun, taking photos and learning about the real lives of people from places completely different to me.

Even though I am not teaching students, I feel like an educator, teaching travellers from all over the globe about this country and ever so beautiful Siem Reap. After a day tour, I hope my guests will walk away knowing about the ancient Khmer Empire and understand my country’s long and complicated story. This is a country full of nature and historical area that will be a wealthy country in one day and Siem Reap is the perfect place to learn about the country.

Siem Reap is a small city, where the people are more relaxed not very rush. Siem Reap has everything we need like waterfalls, the biggest fresh water lake in Asia, the biggest hindu temple in the world Angkor Wat, Pub Street, the night market and so much more.

The custom of sharing and helping each other is very important to Cambodians. Please allow me the honour of sharing my home with you and making your visit to Siem Reap one you will never forget

Chanthou’s Story Experience and Knowledge

More About Chanthou (Pronounced Chan Too)

I grew up 400 meters away from Angkor Wat moat, spending my childhood playing at Angkor and practicing my English there. I grew up around the temples and watched the tour guides explain to the tourists and always dreamt of being a guide myself so I could meet all these people from around the world.

When I was 10 years old I was fortunate enough to to be selected by an organization called Aspeca to continue my studies in history, language and geography. Because I was fortunate enough to have the chance to study I was able to work towards back to back scholarships at Internationally recognized Paul Dubrule Hospitality Tourism School (the leading school in its field in Cambodia). Most of the teachers were foreign and most of the students were wealthy but I supported myself through school by selling vegetables in the countryside. I also met my wife studying at that school.

I became a licensed tour guide in 2011 and have since then worked as a freelance tour guide, for tour companies and as a group leader taking groups all around Cambodia. I have seen and studied so much of this country. With close to 10 years of experience in guiding all over my country and general knowledge around the world I feel confident to help guests solve their problems and answer any question.

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Chanthou made Siem Reap feel like home

Chanthou is the B.E.S.T. What was meant to just be one tour turned into 4 (we couldn’t leave him alone). He honestly made the whole trip to Siem Reap so special. Chanthou is warm, kind, knowledgeable, hilarious and has perfect English.

Naomi F.
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