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Review of First Angkor Guide

First Angkor Guide
Ranked #158 of 883 Tours in Siem Reap
Certificate of Excellence
Type: City Tours, Tours
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: FIRST ANGKOR GUIDES is a group of highly experienced, licensed guides who offer customized tours in Siem Reap Angkor area as well as all around Cambodia.
Useful Information: Activities for older children
Reviewed 4 April 2018

The First Angkor Guide very succinctly and effectivley offers a glimpse of the wonderful highlights of touring in Cambodia and the high level of support and local knowledge that they can offer.

Thank jpwright66
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Kim T, Owner at First Angkor Guide, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your time, John. Wish you and yours many blessings.

Kind regards,

Kim

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Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

Kim picked us up after breakfast in his air conditioned 4x4 and headed out of town. Our first stop was at an ancient bridge called Spean Preah Toeus, an interesting bridge and great architecture with a little stall at one end selling local goods.
On route we stopped to watch how the locals pound rice by hand and machine.
From here we went onto the three temples of the Sambor group. These temples are set among the trees of the jungle and a visit not to be missed.
After an great morning we stopped at Kampong Thom for lunch at Arunras Restaurant where we enjoyed the local cuisine and a cold beer.
Continuing on to Phnom Penh we stopped at Skun spider market where all types of fried bugs were available including Scorpions, Spiders and various bettles etc. An interesting stop but we didn't feel brave enough to sample any for ourselves.
From here we continued to our hotel for the night The Villa Sovanna Boutigue Hotel a short walk from the Independence Monument and statue of Norodom Sihanouk.
In the morning we met up with Kim and a local guide and travelled the short distance to the royal palace, being among the first in that day meant it was quiet and we saw the various buildings, temples and the ever flowering Buddha tree.
From here to the National Museum for an interesting guided tour from one of the museum guides, then a short drive to Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum S21 where we got to here about the dreadful treatment and torture of thousands in this former school during the Pol Pot regime. We also got to meet 2 of only 7 people that survived imprisonment there.
A visit to the Art Deco Central Market selling just about anything and everything was followed by a walk around Wat Phnom before having lunch at Restaurant Titanic.
Then we headed back to Siem Reap stopping once again in kampong Thom for a break and a drink before being dropped of at our hotel.
A brilliant 2 days thanks to Kim and First Angkor Guide's.
Thanks.
Highly recommend.

Thank jimwaldman
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Kim T, Owner at First Angkor Guide, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your time, Jim and Jeanette. Wish you and yours many blessings.

Kind regards,

Kim

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Reviewed 16 January 2018 via mobile

Kim came highly recommended by a dear friend and it was certainly a pleasure to have him as our tour guide for an introduction to Angkor Wat.

Having studied Khmer literature in university, Kim is one of a very small proportion of Cambodian's population to receive an advanced degree in recent years. He teaches at one of the best performing local high-schools and doubles as a tour guide. From walking us though a fascinating history of the pre-Angkorian through modern era he helped us appreciate the context for Cambodia today with all its challenges but also incredibly resilient national spirit.

Kim lonely shares his very personal experiences during the Khmer Rouge period which helped us gain a real personal insight into the transitions the country has been through. On a final note as well, he has been instrumental in helping to organize the regions inaugural kindness festival which featured monk talks and a wide range of cultural and musical performances. I highly recommend Kim as a guide and hope that you get to experience Angkor Wat with him.

Thank vinnywng
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Kim T, Owner at First Angkor Guide, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your time, Vinny. Wish you and yours many blessings.

Kind regards,

Kim

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Reviewed 15 January 2018

My wife and traveled to Siem Reap during the Christmas break portion of our honey moon. Kim was our guide for two of the three days we toured. Though he wasn’t able to attend during the third day, Kim arranged transportation for us to our final touring destinations. While at Prasat Thom, we ran into Michael Douglass and family. Kim didn’t arrange this, but it was pretty cool. Kim is passionate, personable and professional. Kim’s English is also great. Would definitely recommend Kim.

Thank Sa A
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Reviewed 19 December 2017 via mobile

I got to know Kim through recommendation & I am so glad that I did not make a wrong choice.

He speak very good English & what help me a lot was a customised tour to cater my travel needs !

Kim also demonstrates his broad knowledge on history of Cambodia especially on historical sites that we had visited.

Truly a enjoyable trip for me & my son.

Thank wongyungyee
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