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Phnom Penh Guides
 
 
  Kong Eak  
Kong Eak

Eak is 27 years old, married with a childe 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 three and half 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.
 
  Sok Chamroeun  
Sok Chamroeun

Chamroeun is 54 years old this year and is married with two children. He was a high school teacher and worked for NGOs as an interpreter before becoming a tour guide more than a decade ago, making him one of the most experienced guides in Phnom Penh. He’s worked with Hanuman for the last five years and guided for all of our major partners. Born and bred in the city, the remoter regions of Mondulkiri and Ratanakiri are his favourite Cambodian locations, while Angkor Wat is his pick of the Angkor temples. He loves amok and orange juice, he’s a big fan of Sinn Sisamouth’s singing and in his free time he likes jogging and cycling. One country he would really like to visit is Thailand to see the Khmer-built temples in the northeast provinces.
 
  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 five 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.
 
  Sok Reaksmey  
Sok Reaksmey

Born in Kompong Cham thirty one years ago, Reaksmey studied law and management at the Royal University of Phnom Penh and was on the reservations staff at a tour company before becoming a tour guide in 1997. In his words, “the Soul of Cambodia, Angkor Wat,” gets his temple vote whilst the Northeast of the country is where he loves to go exploring and trekking. Singapore is his foreign destination of choice, whilst Prahoc (Cambodian cheese aka fermented fish paste) and pure water are regularly on his menu at meal-times. Singer Keo Sarath is his favourite musical artist, he loves to play table tennis and his ambition is to be healthy and wealthy.
 
  Voun Vannarith  
Voun Vannarith

Rith first worked with Hanuman three years ago, having become a tour guide in 1999. Before that he studied in Russia, where he would love to return for a holiday, and he subsequently spent eight years working at the National Museum. Now 37 years old, he’s married with one son. Born in Koki in Kandal province, his favourite Angkor temple is Banteay Srei but he has great affection for the group of temples just outside Kompong Thom, at Sambor Prei Kuk. His ambition is to become a lawyer, whilst fish amok, washed down with Angkor beer is his favourite meal-time combination. He’s another who loves to listen to Sinn Sisamouth, and he can be found playing volleyball in his spare time.
 
  Ou Sophannarith  
Ou Sophannarith

Rith has been a tour guide for six years after teaching English in a private school. Phnom Penh born, he’s now 35 years old and is married with two children. The beautiful bas-reliefs at Angkor Wat capture his vote while the diverse attractions in his home city make it his favourite location. He really enjoyed a visit to Thailand and is now looking forward to visiting another neighbouring country, Vietnam. Another Sinn Sisamouth devotee, his other favourites are fish amok, orange juice and football
 
  Mao Punlok  
Mao Punlok

To supplement his university studies, Punlok worked in the hotel trade for five years and has taught English privately for six years. He became a tour guide in 2003 and has worked with Hanuman for the past two years. Now 28 and born in Phnom Penh, he’s married with two children. Fish and sour soup is his dish of choice, washed down with coconut juice. Sinn Sisamouth gets his vote in the singing category and he’s a fan of motorcycle racing. Visiting the United Kingdom would be his dream holiday, though the eco-tourism destination of Ratanakiri is his choice in Cambodia, with Angkor Wat following closely behind. His ambition is to start up an NGO aimed at improving education in the remoter parts of his homeland.
 
  Pov Butha  
Pov Butha

Butha, who was born in Svay Rieng province, is now 33 years old and is married with two children. He’s worked with Hanuman for the last four years, qualifying as a tour guide in 1998 after experience in ticketing and reservations with a tour company. He loves guiding as it gives him the opportunity to meet people from around the world. Angkor Wat, the “soul of Cambodia’ gets his temple vote, he loves the whole temple complex but also feels its important that the world understands recent Khmer history by visiting the Khmer Rouge memorials at Tuol Sleng and Choeung Ek. He’d love to visit Europe, adores fish amok and frog, coffee and the occasional Angkor beer, likes to listen to Sinn Sisamouth and his favourite sports are soccer, tennis and boxing.
 
 
     
 
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 five 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. Now 35 years old, 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.
 
  Prom Chomrong  
Prom Chomrong

Married with three children, 38 year old ‘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 five 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

28 year old Say was born in Siem Reap and is married with two children. He became a guide two 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.
 
  Tuon Sopheaktra  
Tuon Sopheaktra

Tra has been guiding with Hanuman for the last thirteen years and is one of the best-known guides in Siem Reap. Hailing from the village of Baray in Kompong Thom province, he is married with one son. Now 35 years old, Tra lists football and fish amok as his favourites. If he could visit one foreign country then India would be his choice, because of its religious and cultural influence over Cambodia in the past.
 
  Yin Bunthinh  
Yin Bunthinh

Married with three children, Thinh is 35 years old and hails from Siem Reap. He was a hotel receptionist before taking up guiding fifteen years ago. Food-wise he loves fish amok, whilst for sports, he enjoys football and kick-boxing. Angkor Wat and the Tonle Sap Lake are his favoured destinations in the Kingdom.
 
  Uy Channa  
Uy Channa

One of our newest recruits, Channa took up guiding two years ago. One of the younger generation of guides, she is single and was born in Siem Reap like the majority of our guides, working as a waitress in her previous job. Her holiday country of choice would be Indonesia, whilst the Bayon – with its bas-reliefs of daily life during the Angkor Empire – is her favourite temple. For fitness she enjoys a game of badminton, whilst Teak Kreung and sour soup, washed down with coconut juice, is her meal of choice.
 
  Chin Reaksmey  
Chin Reaksmey

Known as Barang to his friends, he’s single and was an English teacher before changing his occupation to tour guide eight years ago. Now 28, Angkor and the Tonle Sap Lake are his destinations of choice, whilst Samlor Karko soup and football and martial arts are his chosen sports.
 
  Sothy Phan  
Sothy Phan

Nicknamed Mou, he’s another Siem Reap resident, who is married with one child. Now 36 years old, he’s been a Hanuman tour guide for the last six years, having worked with an NGO before completing his guide training. He loves snooker in his spare time and all kinds of Khmer food.
 
  Khoeun Piseth  
Khoeun Piseth

34 year old Piseth is married with one child and hails from Chikreng district. He was a primary school teacher and driving instructor before taking up guiding duties seven years ago. A volleyball enthusiast, he loves fried eggplant with pork, a coconut shake and is a keen student of Khmer architecture and the historical politics of the Kingdom. The United States or Spain would be his foreign holiday destination of choice.
 
  Sanh Sophoan  
Sanh Sophoan

Another recent recruit, Sophoan is no newcomer to guiding, having taken up her duties five years ago, spending the last four 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.
 
  Srei Omnoth  
Srei Omnoth qualified as a tour guide eighteen years ago and has been with Hanuman for the past six 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 40 years ago, 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.
 
 
     
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