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Phnom Penh Guides
 
 
  Kong Eak  
Kong Eak

Eak is married with one child and was born in Phnom Penh. Like most Cambodians, he loves the beaches of Sihanoukville, while Banteay Srei is his top temple choice. He began as a tour guide in 2003 after working as a marketing officer. Working as a permanent guide with Hanuman for the last five years, his favourite tipple is Angkor beer, he enjoys football and golf and for food, he prefers fish amok and samlor karko soup. He’s a fan of Sinn Sisamouth and the present-day heart-throb, Preap Sovath. For his choice of foreign destination, Singapore gets his vote because it’s so clean.
 
  Chan Sareth  
Chan Sareth

Married with two young children, Sareth hails from Takeo and graduated from Phnom Penh University with a hotel and tourism degree, beginning his work as a tour guide a decade ago in Siem Reap. He loves the temples, especially Angkor Wat, as well as the northeast provinces of the country. For relaxation, he listens to the songs of Sinn Sisamouth, loves a roast duck meal washed down with Angkor Beer and his favourite sport is tot sey (foot shuttlecock).
 
  Sun Kumphak  
Sun Kumphak

Kumphak was a high school English teacher in his home city of Phnom Penh before he took up tour guiding a decade more than a decade ago. Before that he studied for his English bachelor degree at the Royal University in the capital. He's currently studying for a masters degree in development management. Married with a young daughter, he too likes to hear the music of Sinn Sisamouth, prefers to eat amok, and enjoy an Angkor Beer. Banteay Srei gets his nod as his favourite temple, though Preah Vihear and Phnom Kulen run a close second. If he had the opportunity, he'd love to travel to Europe and Australia to visit the cities his guests have told him about.
 
  Thach Thikimlieng  
Thach Thikimlieng

One of the more experienced tour guides in Phnom Penh, Kimlieng is a widow with four children whose English is excellent, so good in fact that many assume she is overseas Khmer. She spent a long period living in Vietnam as a refugee and willingly shares many of her painful personal experiences with guests. She began as a tour guide in 1992 after experience as a clerk typist for a construction company and began working with Hanuman and its partners six years ago. She was born in Phnom Penh, likes to keep fit, enjoys eating samlor prorheur soup and fresh water. Of the Angkor temples, Ta Prohm is her favourite, while Europe would be her holiday of choice.
 
  Phe Try  
Phe Try

Try was a soldier in his previous career before starting his training as a tour guide from 2001. This is his eleventh year as a guide and his training took him to Vietnam earlier this year. He too loves all varieties of Asian food, with romantic Khmer songs playing in the background.
 
  Mao Lyka  
Mao Lyka

Married with one child, Mao Lyka was born in Kandal province and studied at the University of Fine Arts before becoming a tour guide in 2005. The mountains of Mondulkiri is her favourite spot in the country, while Paris would be her ideal foreign destination of choice. A big fan of traditional Cambodia food, she loves to play the violin.
 
  Van Kunthea  
Van Kunthea

Kunthea has been a tour guide for the past seven years. After graduating from Norton University with a BA in Business Administration, he worked as a receptionist at a well-known Phnom Penh hotel before taking up his tour guide duties in 2006. He loves the coastal areas of Cambodia, whilst England and Hong Kong would be his preferred destinations for a holiday.
 
  Soeng Seang Leng  
Soeng Seang Leng

Another former hotel receptionist, Leng was born in Kompong Cham province. He’s married with two children and has been a tour guide for the past seven years. His destinations of choice, America or England, he’s not particularly choosy.
 
 
     
 
Siem Reap Guides
 
 
  Meas Dara Polrith  
Meas Dara Polrith

Known to everyone as Paul, he worked in the hotel trade before qualifying as a tour guide in 1995, and joined Hanuman six years ago. He’s an expert on Cambodian history and culture and also has a keen interest in flora and fauna, with a wealth of detail on medicinal uses of plants and flowers around Angkor. In addition to guiding numerous tours with partner clients, he’s also a regular on the safari and cycling tours and with his keen sense of humour, he’s one of the most popular members of our team. He’s married with two children. Angkor Wat is his preferred Angkor temple, whilst the United States would be his choice as a foreign destination. Prahoc (Cambodian cheese, aka fermented fish paste) and beer get his vote too, as does football as his preferred sport and the ever-popular duo of Sinn Sisamouth and Ros Sereysothea are his musical choices. Read an interview with Polrith in Compass Magazine here.
 
  Srei Omnoth  
Srei Omnoth qualified as a tour guide twenty years ago and has been with Hanuman for the past seven years, working with all our leading partners, as well as operating as a fixer on film and documentary shoots throughout Cambodia. Omnoth is one of our most popular guides thanks to his lively personality and great sense of humour. Born in Kandal province, Omnoth is married with three children and worked in the hotel trade and with the United Nations before becoming a guide. He is a Sinn Sisamouth devotee when it comes to music, enjoys a game of volleyball and would love the opportunity to visit Nepal as well as the other Indochinese countries. Prahoc (Cambodian cheese aka fermented fish paste) and beer are his meal-time choices whilst The Bayon is his favourite Angkor temple as it retains all of its old-world charm.
 
  Sothy Phan  
Sothy Phan

Nicknamed Mou, he’s another Siem Reap resident, who is married with one child. He’s been a Hanuman tour guide for the last seven years, having worked with an NGO before completing his guide training. He loves snooker in his spare time and all kinds of Khmer food.
 
  Pheat Sinath  
Pheat Sinath

Sinath has been guiding clients for the past six years in and around Siem Reap, having previously been a tuk-tuk driver. He is married and would love to visit the European countries where many of his guests come from. Besides the temples, he loves the fresh air of Sihanoukville, when he gets the opportunity to enjoy it.
 
  Sanh Sophoan  
Sanh Sophoan

Sophoan is no newcomer to guiding, having taken up her duties six years ago, spending the last five as a birding guide. Born in Pursat, guiding runs in the family, as her father is a French-speaking guide and author. She loves her work, especially learning about the natural environment in her own country.
 
  Prom Chomrong  
Prom Chomrong

Married with three children, 'Ronnie’ was born in Kompong Khleang on the Tonle Sap lake. Formerly a teacher and taxi driver, he became a guide in 2000 and has worked with Hanuman for the last six years, particularly on the temple safari tours. 'Ronnie' also worked on the film Tomb Raider as the local transport coordinator, responsible for 100 vehicles or more during the shoot. America would be his dream holiday, Angkor Wat gets his temple vote, while fish amok and Angkor beer are his meal-time favourites. No surprise that Sinn Sisamouth is his musical choice, whilst volleyball and tennis are his preferred sports.
 
  Suom Bosay  
Suom Bosay

Say was born in Siem Reap and is married with two children. He became a guide three years ago after working as an unofficial guide and transport manager at the Thai-Cambodian border. He loves football and volleyball in his free time, whilst the temples of Angkor are his number one choice of destination.
 
  Tep Prasith  
Tep Prasith

Prasith has been a tour guide and cycling guide for the past eight years, working with Hanuman for the last four years. He is married with one child and when time allows, he enjoys reading, music and catching up on the international news. He worked on a hotel reception desk before becoming a guide and visits to Sihanoukville and Singapore rate highly on his wish-list.
 
  Prak Chanphallin  
Prak Chanphallin

Phallin changed his career from police inspector to tour guide fifteen years ago and has never looked back. He can turn his hand to trekking, cycling and normal guiding duties, he's a big Sinn Sisamouth when it comes to music, and is a family man, married with one child. In his free time he likes to keep fit and the temples at Angkor are the place he most feels at home with.
 
  Sim Sophath  
Sim Sophath

A guide for the past seven years, he previously taught English before turning to guiding. Married with two children, his favourite place in Cambodia is the island of Koh Rong, famed for its lovely beaches. He loves classical Khmer music and will order field beef with lemongrass as his fave meal.
 
  Von Syden  
Von Syden

Fish soup and fish amok are Syden's favourite foods, while England and Australia top his list of places to visit, alongwith India. A tour guide for six years, he previously worked for a hotel, and Angkor Wat is his best location in his home country.
 
  Mork Vireak  
Mork Vireak

A guide for fourteen years, he is married with four children. He previously worked as a polling station officer under UNTAC and in the hotel trade. Chicken amok, traditional Khmer music and Siem Reap are his favourite picks.
 
 
     
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