Nuon Chansarak Private tour guide in Siem Reap, Bat Dâmbâng, Phnom Penh - Cambodia

Nuon Chansarak

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Hello everybody, and welcome to my beautiful country of Cambodia. My full name is Nuon Chansarak, but you can call my name Sarak. I'm from Siem Reap. I am an English speaking tour guide. I've been a certified tour guide for the area of Angkor, in Siem Reap for several years. I like sharing my cultural treasures with you and families and friends. I can provide you a safe and enjoyable trip in Cambodia.

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MY BACKGROUND: I have been working in the tourism industry since 1999. I started my first job in a 5 star hotel in Siem Reap, the "Grand Hotel d' Angkor". I learned a lot from there; how to make the guest satisfied, to meet the guest’s needs, to make drinks,cocktails, and so on. Then I moved on to work in another 5 star hotel, the "Victoria Angkor Hotel, Siem Reap”. There I also had learned more about the managing of the work place, train other people in the team, work delegation, and so on. I was really enjoying my work then. Yet it was many years working in the hotel and later on, I felt a bit bored with the same work every day. There I could make only small communication with the customers, basic conversation such as: How may I help you ? What would you care for to drink? How was your meal? ... So my English was not improving very much any more. At that time, the tourism ministry in Siem Reap opened an exam for the tour guide for Angkor. I went to take the exam. I passed the exam and joined the training made by the tourism ministry about Cambodian history, legend, temples, culture and so on.

My first day tour at Angkor was with two guests that stayed in the Hotel de la Paix. They were from America but they worked in Singapore. It was my first time at my new job. I presented myself to them and told them that I’d been working as the English speaking tour guide for 3 months. Then I started to explain to them in the car about Cambodia. At that time my English was not very fluent and I think they could feel that I had not been working a long time before taking a tour with them. I asked them, “How was my English?” They immediately replied “I could not understand your English at all.” Then they laughed and said again,“No I’m joking!” Before the tour ended on that day, they told me, “Sarak, tomorrow I want to visit Kulen mountain, but I don’t want you to be my tour guide any more, no need for any explanation. I want you to be my friend. I will pay you the same money and hotel charge from me, but you come with me tomorrow as my friend.”

The next day we went to Kulen mountain together, happily and friendly.

Working as a tour guide I found much better than working in the hotel. I met lots of people from around the world from different cultures. And I have learned about how to take good photographs from my new job. I know where the best places are to take good pictures. My guest said to me, “You have a good eye.You should be a photographer also.” I made lots of friends from my tour. Before they left Cambodia they told me, “When you have a chance to visit my country just let me know! I can be your tour guide there free of charge. :-)

Angkor Guide Sarak

Thank You!

Recent reviews of this tour guide:

5 stars sarah I. N.

My trip to Siem Reap was awesome!

My friend and i were having lots of fun in Seam Reap, seeing lots of interesting stuffs, having great food and definitely having many great pictures! And all of that happen because we have a great tour guide.

Sarak was very friendly and knowledgeable. He knows all the great local restaurant (which is very important for me) and he was also very fun and helpful. Last but not least he took very great pictures. He is a highly recommended tour guide.

Tour guide services/sample itinerary:

Siem Reap tour:

Day1, visit Angkor Wat & Angkor Thom

Day2, visit Big & Small circuit tour

Day3, visit Roluos group and Banteay Srey

Day4, visit Beng Mealea & Tonle Sap lake

Day5, visit Kulen mountain, 100 Lingas river, Big Buddha statue, Waterfall, Jungle..

---------Outside Siem Reap:

Day5, visit Koh Ker group (Preah Vihear province)

Day6, visit Preah Vihear (Preah Vihear province)

Day7, visit Banteay Chhmar (Banteay Meanchey province)

Day8, visit Sambor Prey Kuk (Kampong Thom province)

Day9, visit Banan temple, take bamboo train, French colonial building (Battambong province)

Phnom Penh Tour:

Day1, visit killing field Cheoung Ek, Tuol Sleng museum, Royal Palace, Silver Pagoda, National musuem.

Transportation by tour guide:

Transportation with good A/C: Camry, Mini Van, Bus

-Several years Experienced driver

-Temple tour, city tour

-Pick up and drop off at the airport

-Pick up and drop off at the border Poipet, international border

Private sightseeing & group tours offered by this guide:

Siem Reap-1day temple tour Price Per Group 0.00 USD
Siem Reap-2days temple tour Price Per Group 0.00 USD
Siem Reap-3days temple tour Price Per Group 0.00 USD

Tour guide interests:

meeting nice people, kind and friendly tourists. I'm a friendly person.

Reviews of this tour – by clients who booked!

5 stars sarah I. N. 07 Sep 2014

My trip to Siem Reap was awesome!

My friend and i were having lots of fun in Seam Reap, seeing lots of interesting stuffs, having great food and definitely having many great pictures! And all of that happen because we have a great tour guide.

Sarak was very friendly and knowledgeable. He knows all the great local restaurant (which is very important for me) and he was also very fun and helpful. Last but not least he took very great pictures. He is a highly recommended tour guide.

5 stars Veronica M. 30 Jul 2014

Can I give 10 stars? Sarak was a wonderful guide. So knowledgeable about the rich history of Cambodia. He was warm and engaging- never a dull moment. He took us to so many places that we would never be able to figure out on our own. Sarak is also a great photographer and he even burned us a CD for us to take home. I will never forget my time in Siem Reap thanks to Sarak.

5 stars Iris B. 30 Apr 2014

We used Sarak's services for 3 days in Siem Reap. Sarak was a friendly and helpful guide and very accommodating. After experiencing the first day of heat, we asked to start at sunrise on the subsequent days so that we could finish earlier and avoid some of the heat. Sarak was very obliging.

5 stars Steven T. 09 Apr 2014

We used Viator to find a guide we could rely on for a family experience we'd remember.

Not disappointed in the least. Sarak is a very welcoming, friendly and knowledgable guide. We are so glad we found him. He has shown us many sides to this area that we would have never found on our own and caters for the needs of each of us. We would recommend Sarak to anyone

5 stars Zeynep A. 24 Feb 2014

Sarak is a knowledgeable and reliable tour guide with good driving skills and fluent English. He was my guide in and around Angkor Watt temples and I've learned a lot about the history as well as the current issues of the country. I highly recommend him.

5 stars Catherine A. 13 Feb 2014

Sarak is an excellent guide - very reliable and knowledgeable. He knows Angkor very we'll and is able to take us to places for good shots but away from the crowds. He is himself a good photographer and I really appreciate him taking all those pictures of us with interesting angles.

I highly recommend him.

5 stars Daniel G. 10 Feb 2014

In brief, book Chansarak without hesitation. He made our tour the best we've ever taken anywhere. Besides being extremely knowledgeable, he meticulously took care of every detail of the tour. He made a unique experience even that much more enjoyable!

5 stars Frits W. 09 Jan 2014

From the first contact everything went smooth and he and his driver waited us, my wife and 2 friends, in the airport. Because my wife suffers from MS, she has problems to walk and uses a walker. But Sarak did his very best and helped her so she did not miss much of all the sight seeing. He explains everything clear and took many photos with our camera, even few funny ones. A real nice guy and nothing was too much for him to entertain and bring us to nice places and good restaurants.

5 stars Matthew S. 30 Dec 2013

Sarak was great. He was friendly, very accommodating to our needs and requirements, and had an excellent understanding of the area. We were very happy with the service and would recommend him to any fellow travellers who want to sample Siem Reap.

5 stars Celia L. 29 Dec 2013

Sarak was excellent in every way. Another tour guide stole us from him at the airport but he handled the situation calmly and professionally. He has very strong knowledge and history of the area and of the country. He is so much fun to be with and made our trip to Siem Reap a wonderful experience. I highly recommend him and you will not be disappointed.

5 stars Sarah M. 24 Sep 2013

Sarak was an AMAZING tour guide!!! My husband and I keep telling all of our friends that our time in Cambodia wouldn't have been the same without him.

Sarak had really strong English and was VERY informative. He really helped us to learn a lot about Cambodia and it's culture.

A little side note--Sarak also takes REALLY cool pictures!!!

Thanks again!!!

The Millers

5 stars MANOJ K. M. 12 Aug 2013

I had Sarak as my tour guide for 4 days in Angkor and was so lucky to have him. He is very knowledgeable, passionate about his country, punctual and very flexible. I had numerous questions about the temples,history and culture. sarak patiently answered them all. he picked me from the airport, spent the evening with me inspite of being a Sunday. i also got a last minute change of program which he accommodated. The tour became a memorable one and felt very comfortable.I highly recommend Sarak!!

5 stars Kwok K. P. 03 Jul 2013

We are a family of 4 who travelled to Cambodia for the very first time in June with high expectation. Under Sarak's guidance throughout the 5 days tour in the Siem Reap and Angkor areas, I must say our experience at Cambodia has certainly exceeded our initial expectation by quite a large margin.

Sarak is a very polite and enthusiastic tour guide who is also knowledgeable in many aspects of the Cambodian history, namely culture and politics.

All in all we were very content and will visit ag

5 stars Kenneth S. 25 Feb 2013

My spouse and myself spent 10 days in Cambodia; a fantastic country with a fascinating Khmer heritage. Sarak helped us organise all the logistics and guides for our tour in both Phnom Penh and Siem Reap in a flawless way. We visited the key historic sites in Phnom Penh (Royal Palace, History museum as well as the silencing Genocide museum and Killing Fields) and around Siem Reap. The Angkor experience was unforgettable. Both Sarak as well as his colleague Mr Sear Voeurn were extremely passionat

5 stars PRESTON H. 16 Feb 2013

I have just returned from Cambodia and My perfect Guide in Siem Riep/Ankor Wat was Tom/Sophea. He was arranged for me by his friend Ankor Guide Sarak and the price was very reasonable. It was a Wonderful Day. And very informative. I recommend you contact Ankor Guide Sarak and book him or Tom for your tour of Ankor Wat!

You will not be disappointed.:) Thank-You. Preston

5 stars Pui L. Y. 16 Dec 2012

Right from the moment that we arrived in Siem Reap Airport, Sarak had been very reliable and personable. We were met on arrival promptly, shown to the car(airconditioned) and given chilled soft drinks to counter the 30 degree C heat! Wonderful!

Sarak was very punctual and flexible on how we wanted our time spent. He is very knowledgeable about the monuments and helped us avoid the crowd by being either one step ahead/behind tour groups. Shown us a great vista to view sunrise at Angkor Wat.

Tour Guide Comment: Dear Mrs. Leng, Thanks so much for telling everyone about your enjoyment tour with me here at Angkor, Cambodia. angkor guide Sarak.

5 stars Jay S. 20 Feb 2012

Sarak was knowledgable, friendly, spoke excellent English, always prompt and courteous, and generally made our tour of the Ankor area enjoyable. Well recommended.

Tour Guide Comment: Dear Mr. Jay, Thank you very much for your value recommendation. All the best!

5 stars Miyuki T. 01 Jan 2012

Sarak is a very polite and nice guy. We couldn’t have him as our tour guide for some reason. But he came to our hotel to meet us.

So we enjoyed tour with his friend Voeurn Sear who is also a good tour guide from Viator. He was very knowledgeable and kind. He knows good places to take photos. And he is good at taking photo!

Our tour was excellent thanks to him.

Tour Guide Comment: Million thanks Miyuki :-) Have a great day on the Valentine's day !

5 stars Joseph R. 31 Dec 2011

Sarak was an excellent tour guide. He knew Angkor Wat temples and spoke English very well.

I would recommend Sarak

Tour Guide Comment: Dear Mr. Jo, Many thanks for your sharing and recommendation about my services. All the best to you. Happy New Year.

5 stars MARY E. Y. 02 Dec 2011

We spent 4d & 3n in Siem Reap early this month. Personally, I was not expecting much from our trip after a very disappointing stop-over in Ho Chi Mihn. However, we were pleasantly surprised. The place was wonderful; the people very warm and friendly. Sarak sent a colleague, Tom for our guide. He was a very able guide. He was fluent in English and very knowledgeable of the city and Ankor Wat's history. We will definitely come back to Siem Reap with my family and seek his services again.

Tour Guide Comment: Dear Elaine, Many thanks for using my services. As a tour guide we are making sure that all the clients using my services are happy, have fun and very enjoy on their holiday in Cambodia, return back home with big big smile :-)). I am looking forward to seeing you, your family and friends again soon :-) . Marry Christmas, Nuon Chansarak.

5 stars Greg E. 11 Apr 2011

I'm not normally leave feedback about anything; but in this case I'll make an exception....

We booked the one day tour including sunrise

FANTASTIC!!

Sarak was absolutely faultless from emailing him to initially book a guide right through to coming to my hotel the day after just before we left to make sure everything went OK and to give me my $5 booking fee back!

I would highly recomend Sarak if you're travelling to Siem Reap and you need a tour guide who will exceed your expectations

Tour Guide Comment: Thank you so much Mr. Greg Easton. I am really appreciate for your recommendation to proof about quality of our service so the next people who found me in this website would not be hesitate to choose me for their holiday trip in Cambodia. I promise to try all my best to perform the best quality one for other clients who are using our service.

4 stars Ryan K. 06 Mar 2014

Great experience. Very good guide with strong history and knowledge of the area.

4 stars Ravindra P. 21 Nov 2013

4 stars Tom R. 12 Feb 2013

Sarak was an excellent guide for us in Phnom Penh, Siem Riep and Kep (a new destination for him as well as us!).

He is particularly knowledgeable in Siem Riep (helping to avoid the crowds and visit some less well-known sites), but was very interesting and informative as we travelled around the country.

We changed our itinerary mid-trip which he took completely in his stride.

Definitely recommended.

4 stars eskandar S. 21 Jul 2011

This guy is really fun, witty and knowledgeable.

He handled my travel in Siem Reap seamlessly from arrival, hotel check in, tour, until the final day in Siem Reap. On the way back to the airport, he even take me for a last tour passing by the Angkor Wat Complex for the very last time..well I guess this is not my first and last trip to Angkor, but a starting point for me to explore more sights in this amazing ancient city. Mr. Chansarak has done a wonderful job in making my stay a memorable one

Tour Guide Comment: Dear Mr. Shah, Thank you very much for a valuable recommendation a my services. I hope that you did have a great time in Cambodia with me in the last few days. Keep in touch. :-D

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