Stanley PhillipsSan Jose, CA, United States
Lan was on time. He did a great job. His English was good. He knew a lot about the places we were going. He made me feel safe. He will make a great guide. Would use him again in future if back this way.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Stanley, thanks for your feedback. I just passed my tour guide examination, so take 4 month to study and training 2 month before i get my official license. If you have a chance to return to Phnom Penh next year i will accompany and treat you better than this time. Your hospitality is my duty. Lots of lave. Lan
Jeb BurtonWest Sacramento, CA, United States
Polan was outstanding. Although he couldn't go into all of the sites himself, where he couldn't he hooked us up with a knowledgeable guide or briefed us thoroughly and helped us with audio guides. Highly recommend
Kevin CampbellUnited States
We were met promptly by our guide Lan. He was very pleasant and spoke great English. Lan was very knowledgeable and shared his personal family story of growing up in Cambodia. We visited the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum and Killing Fields. Very powerful to experience these sites. Both days were filled with sights and sounds of everyday Cambodia. The ferry ride to Silk Island and lunch at Lan's family home was the hight light of the two days. Lan was an excellent guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Daer Kevin & Liz - Thank you very much for feedback. I so appreciate your help. Thanks again for using Toursbylocals services. Enjoy your stay in Cambodia. All the best, Lan
Stephen BangsUnited Kingdom
This was the first of 7 tours we booked with Tours by Locals during our trip to Cambodia and Vietnam and was by far the worst and extremely disappointing. Our Guide merely acted as a taxi driver taking us to the Genocide Museum and Killing Fields where he stayed outside and we were given audio guides and then to the Royal Palace where he handed us over to a Palace guide. Quite frankly we could have organised this ourselves for the cost of a Tuk Tuk and the entrance tickets.
Lisa TuUnited States
Polan is amazing! We had such a great time seeing and learning the history of the sites in Phnom Penh. He has a great sense of humor and is extremely knowledgeable about the different places we visited. There was a great balance of information and giving us time alone, especially when we visited Choueng Ek and Tuol Sleng. Hearing his own personal experiences was very emotional but added so much depth. Thanks so much for sharing your story and hospitality, Lan! Highly recommend him!
Polan is very knowledgeable and able to convey the historical facts about Cambodia excellently. All 10 of us were so immersed and learnt a lot. We thoroughly enjoyed our tour! Highly recommended!!
Trevor NewtonUnited Kingdom
Polan is an experienced guide who knows his history of Phnom Penh. He has excellent English. he also found us a guide within the Royal Palace. We enjoyed our day.
Mark LittlewoodUnited Kingdom
Very good tour guide adapted to our needs. Spoke excellent English.
Polan was amazing. From the moment of pick up to finish he was friendly great sense of humour. The whole day was one of the most enjoyable days of our stay in Cambodia. We will never forget him and would highly recommend him for a tour. We wish him all the best. Phil and Kate Hunt (Australia)
David SimonaireUnited States
I highly recommend touring with "Lan"! He is very knowledgeable, speaks fluent English and is easily understood. He was punctual and customized the tour that I wanted to see. His personal (and tragic) family experiences ensure he is able to convey the full-scale of pain suffered during Cambodia's dark period. He understands the long history of his country and can bring many details to life. Lan has his own Tuk Tuk and took me around in it. I always felt safe - he's a great driver. Thanks Lan!
Excellent tour yesterday with Mr Lan, using his comfortable minivan. Mr Lan speaks perfect English (a bit of French too), and gave us many very interesting explanations about Phnom Penh and the history of Cambodia. Thank you Mr Lan !!
Irvine RodgerUnited Kingdom
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Martin WarnetteUnited Kingdom
Lan was accommodating, offered suggestions which was relevant for places to visit and was flexible with the tour I wanted to undertake by customising what I wanted. I would recommend Lan
Joy PeckUnited Kingdom
Absolutely wonderful tor with Polan, such a knowledgeable guide and very helpful and friendly. Would highly recommend Polan he showed us a real insight into Cambodia. In three words hE WAS GREAT.
Jose AyalaUnited States
Lan was an amazing guide. Very knowledgeable about all of the sights, thorough, and took his time in all we did. Highly recommend him!
Lan was an excellent guide. We requested an airconditioned mini van as we were a group of 4. He was knowledgeable, polite, gentle and had excellent English. he told us his families story about the regime. We visited the Killing Fields and S21 prison,(extremely sad) Royal Palace and Markets and had a lunch at a good restaurant recommended by Lan. This tour makes you appreciate the people of Cambodia and their struggle. Would recommend Lan!!
Stuart PlowmanUnited Kingdom
Touring Phnom Penh in a tuk tuk is the only way to go, Lan's knowledge of the city's roads and traffic provided a safe environment to enjoy the hustle and bustle of Cambodias capital. His personal reflections of the events or the Khmer Rouge years added greatly to the S21 and killing fields visits. Thankyou Lan for a very informative and satisfying day out.
Excellent tour, very knowledgable and informative guide. LAN was excellent, spoke very good English, very polite. Took us to some fantastic places and we experienced the culture of Phnom Penh with a true local, it was just great. Thank you for a wonderful experience!
Noah PennartzUnited States
Polan was a good guide and very flexible with the schedule and what I wanted to see. I would recommend him.