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Cambodia is now established as a gay friendly travel destination with an especially vibrant gay scene in the capital city, Phnom Penh. Siem Reap also has gay owned and managed hotels, clubs, bars and spas for travellers and residents alike. Battambang is less cosmopolitan but has a reputation for easy going and tolerant locals. Contact us and I would be pleased to put together an itinerary for you and address any questions you have. Perhaps start by browsing some example itineraries for inspiration on the opportunities Cambodia offers.
While not as openly liberal as world leaders, Thailand, you will find that Khmers are a very welcoming and tolerant people. Cambodian culture is more conservative so public displays of affection whether gay or straight are unusual. Away from the Siem Reap and Phnom Penh the local khmers may be a little more conservative - but you are extremely unlikely to be hassled.
At ABOUTAsia we are asked from time to time for gay tour guides for sightseeing. As it happens we are able to recommend several gay guides but would add that all ABOUTAsia guides are well informed, professional and can offer advice and assistance to any of our guests.
Angkor Wat and the Angkor temples are the main aim of most travellers to Cambodia but are far from the only attractions with many interesting places to relax or party. Nature in the raw at Virachay or Botum Sakor (Koh Kong) National Parks, the relatively untouched beaches and islands of Sihanoukville and Kep, and the lively bars of Phnom Penh - while no longer the "wild west" of Asia, this capital city still has echoes of its bohemian past.
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