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
Recent reviews of this tour guide:
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.
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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
Siem Reap-2days temple tour
Siem Reap-3days temple tour
Tour guide interests:
meeting nice people, kind and friendly tourists. I'm a friendly person.
Reviews of this tour – by clients who booked!
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
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.
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.