Chamrong was a welcoming and thoughtful guide. He was punctual and always ready to answer my questions about Angkor Wat and anything else about Cambodia besides. He was never pushy or over-the-top and let me have time to explore a little on my own. Despite having led many such tours, Chamrong still shared my wonder at the beauty of the carvings.
Diane KaplanUnited States
Charming, flexible, knowledgeable guide.
My daughter and I had a wonderful 6 day tour with Chamrong. Right from the beginning Chamrong assisted in planning an ideal tour with places we wanted to do/see and suggestions from Chamrong and it was perfect. Chamrong was willing to go out of his way to pick us up out of the Siem Reap area and bring us to Siem Reap, which was our preference to taking a bus the distance. Chamrong was very personable and knowledgable and we learned so much. I would recommend Chamrong to anyone wanting a great tour guide
Michael KohlstrandUnited States
Chamrong is a terrific guide and we highly recommend him. He is very personable yet discrete -- allowing us to ask questions when we had them, while also allowing us the privacy as a family to talk or just explore quietly at our own pace. Chamrong was completely flexible in terms of schedule and pace -- and was always on time each day. We asked for Chamrong's recommendations for some quiet temples and he took us to two where there was literally not another tourist in site for well over an hour. Fab!
Jonathan BroadhurstUnited Kingdom
Two incredible days. Soeut was waiting for us at our hotel in his very nice, clean and comfortable car. He was flexible with the itinerary and changed it to take us places we particularly wanted to go. Soeut's knowledge of Khmer history is amazing and he brought the temples to life with stories and explanations. We also got to learn about life in Cambodia today. His English is very good and we had easy conversations, rather than simple questions and answers. Would definitely recommend Soeut, he's great.
David WeissburgUnited States
Perfect! Knowledgeable, organized and equipped. Completely satisfied with our experience.
We recently had the pleasure of visiting many of the temples around Siem Reap with Chamrong. He ensured our trip was comfortable, and informative and he allowed us to spend as much time as we wanted at each place. We couldn't have been happier. Chamrong is a gentleman who is an excellent tour guide. His knowledge of the temples, the history and general Cambodian life was expansive. Angkor Wat, Ta Prohm and Bayon were absolutely amazing to see.
A wonderful day spent with Chamrong as we visited Beng Mealea and Koh Ker temples. I would recommend this day trip to anyone and certainly Chamrong is an excellent guide. His spoken English and understanding of English is excellent, he was easily able to answer all my questions about the temples and Cambodian way of life. The drive was in air-conditioned comfort and it allowed us to get out of the city to see the village life. As the temples are out of town, it was peaceful and breathtaking.
Jennifer HilderbrandUnited States
Chamrong is a great guide in Cambodia. He was able to arrange a van to fit our large family. He planned the itinerary based on my list of sites we wanted to see, and was flexible with our schedule due to the needs of my kids. He provided a lot of information, and was very patient with my younger kids. He is definitely one of the best. He is polite, kind, spoke clear English, and very attentive to our needs. Chamrong is a great guide and one I can recommend to adults as well as families.
Our tour was fantastic we really thought Chamrong was the best guide we could of had his care and explanation of evetything local was outstanding....10 out of 10 for everything. Thank you Chamrong you made our visit to Cambodia very special. Kind regards Terry and Joy
Kah Fon LeeMalaysia
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Dawn PlonkeyUnited States
Chamrong was an amazing guide. We arrived in Siem Reap after 24 hours of travel and he was there to greet us. The sites he took us to were wonderful and he was very knowledgeable. Unfortunately the humidity and being tired from the trip caused us to cut our tour short. Chamrong was a gracious host. Nice, air conditioned vehicle. Highly recommend this tour and Chamrong.
Michelle FollettUnited Kingdom
Fantastic. Chamrong was lovely. Polite, knowledgeable and very accommodating. Tour was a great mix of temples. We have totally fallen in love with Cambodia and its people.
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Jayant KadambiUnited States
Chamrong was on-time, polite, and accomodating - an exemplary guide and careful driver.
Giancarlo BombardelliCosta Rica
Martyn PierceNew Zealand
We arranged a 3 day Siem Reap temple tour with Chamrong. I would definety recommend Chamrong to anyone wanting to experience the temples and their history. Chamrong speaks very good english and is very accommodating with time (as I wanted to take plenty of photos) and would always have a cold bottle of water and refreshing face towel on our return to his air conditioned car (as it was the hot season - 36 degrees plus each day).
Jane FlewUnited Kingdom
Excellent tour , helpful and informative. Chamrong was very happy to adapt to our timetable allowing a rest mid morning after a dawn start.
Great guide, flexible as we needed to change some of our plans, knowledgeable and always smiling. Rav
Julianna JenkinsUnited States
If you are going to Siem Reap and want to see the area temples I would highly recommend hiring tours by locals and specifically Chamrong S. His English was very good. His understanding of the history of this area is very good as well. We took this tour for 4 days and were not disappointed. It is hard as a American to get around without getting ripped off my local taxis and unregistered guides. Book ahead and book tours by locals and Chamrong. You won't regret it
Cory SmithUnited States
We had an awesome tour and learned so much from Chamrong. He is highly knowledgeable and an absolute pleasure to talk with. His English is excellent and his humor livens up the tour to make the entire day enjoyable. We highly recommend using Chamrong when looking for a good tour in Ankor Wat.
Mike ZahnUnited States
Any visit to Angkor requires a guide, and Chamrong is an excellent one. He has a gifted eye and a wry humor that reward steps taken off the usual path. Chamrong's kind words, excellent wisdom, and gentle patience made this visit great. Highly recommended; billions and billions of stars.
Christy HarryUnited States
Chamrong was an excellent guide! Very friendly punctual and knowledgable. We would absolutely use him again!
David A.United States
First I apologized for taking so long to do this rating and I am not a very verbose person. Please do not confused my brevity for a lack of enthusiasm. Last February I did five days with Chamrong. He was a great guide and very knowledgeable. I was traveling solo and the tours were amazing and the people of cambodia are so wonderful I am returning this year
James WatsonStafford, QLD, Australia
This guide was great. Nothing was too much trouble. Seem to really care.
Susan SimsHong Kong
Chamrong was excellent. Punctual consistent pleasant delivered and obliging.
I recommend Chamrong; he's very accommodating with little ones on tow and very knowledgeable with the history of angkor. Its a bonus his english was fluent as well.
Christopher SchaeferUnited States
Chamrong guided our family of four for two unforgettable days around the temples - everything about it was great - highly recommended!
Frances LoUnited Kingdom
The itinerary was well set and we had sufficient time to visit all the places. Chamrong is gentle and knowledgeable about the areas. We had two wonderful days in Siem Reap with all the lovely photos taken by him for our memories.
Jeff HelfrickUnited States
Terrence JacksonUnited States
Chamrong was a real pro Always on time. Very knowledgable. Very friendly He knew not only knew the temples but the best times to avoid the crowds which as a photographer I would most certainly recommend him as a guide
Vanessa PerlmanUnited States
Chamrong was a delightful and knowledgeable guide. We spent a pleasant half day with him exploring Beng Mealea. I would definitely use him for another tour.
Mr. Chamrong is very accommodating to the groups requests. Highly knowledgeable with Cambodias history. He explains details clearly. And more importantly he is very punctual. We had so much fun. Thanks Toursbylocals and especially Mr. Chamrong.
Winston PuaUnited States
Tour was very well planned by our guide. We spent three days and covered most of the important temples and sites. Chamrong was very accommodating and friendly, communication was not an issue at all. He even supplied cold drinking water bottles duration of the tour. Prompt and very good service. Definitely would recommend him. Thank you Chamrong!
Karen PlunkettAmherstburg, ON, Canada
Chamrong was an excellent guide and was very flexible I arranging our tour in Siem Reap. Highly recommend.
Susan LavenderUnited Kingdom
It was a pleasure to spend time with Chamrong, a charming, polite gentleman with a huge knowledge of his country's history. He made our tour come alive with his information, the air conditioned car along with plenty of cold water helped on an extremely hot day.I would not hesitate to recommend him as a guide and would certainly book him if I returned.
Jake TomsUnited States
Chamrong was an outstanding guide and a very nice man and a master of the English language. 5 am he was waiting for us at our hotel, superior knowledge of all the dates/kings/religions and even helped us with the local language. Cold ice water was to be had throughout the day and we stopped for breakfast and lunch. Take this tour with him absolutely. All the off the beaten path temples: 1:sunrise at Phnom Bakheng 2: Banteay Srei 3:Phnom Bok 4:Banteay Samre 5: Ta Prohm 6: Banteay Kdei 7: Pre Rup sunset
Dale BalnavesUnited Kingdom
fantastic place but guide could have been a bit more informative at times we felt,
Dale BalnavesUnited Kingdom
These Places should be on everyones must see of places to visit. Uterlly Fantastic.
Charmrong was informative, well spoken and no question was unanswered. Not only did we learn about the sights on the tour but many aspects of Cambodian culture and their way of life. Chamrong kept it fun and interesting the whole time. We never felt rushed. We would not hesitate recommending this tour.
Victor DominguezCamarillo, CALIFORNIA, United States
Great guide, very personable and knowlegable regarding the sites and the history of Cambodia.
WOW!!! Chamrong has to be one of the best!!!! 6 of us spent 2 very full days seeing all the major sites around Siem Reap and WOW really says it all. Cham went above and beyond. He booked our hotel for us, he got us tickets to an Aspara show, he stopped in the middle of nowhere 'cause one of the group spotted something that would like to see. One of the many spectacular things we were lucky enough to see was the sunrise on March 21st - the equinox when the sun rises directly behind the middle tower
Sharon DeReamerUnited States
We had a most wonderful 3 day tour in Seim Reep with Chamrong. He was on time, knowledgeable, and really pleasant. It felt like we knew him long before he was our guide. It is very nice to have an air conditioned car to return to after visiting the monuments - especially when it was hot. And he always had cold water and face wipes to cool us down. Everything was perfect. I highly recommend using Chamrong for tours in Cambodia.
Michael TobeyUnited States
Very knowledgeable. Friendly. Flexible. Although two of us had been to Angkor before Chamron was able to tailor his commentary and show us perspectives on the site that we hadn't seen before. The pace was appropriate for us, the size of the site and the heat of the day. We recommend his services.
Chamrong was an excellent guide. He arrived before time, gave us interesting commentary as we embarked upon our customised tour.He answered questions diligently having all the local knowledge. He did not overload us with too much information as a lot of guides tend to do. Our group of 8 would all thoroughly recommend Chamrong as a tour guide while in Siem Reap, Cambodia.
Chamrong did a great job of This tour. He made it very interesting and shared much of the ancient history of this country. He was very informative.
Kristen MulleryUnited States
We could not be more happy with our decision to book a tour with Chamrong. He was so incredibly knowledgable, well equipped with endless supplies of water, and completely dedicated to making sure we were getting what we wanted out of the tour. He also very graciously dealt with some unfortunate circumstances when we needed to stop at an ATM and were having trouble finding one that worked. Definitely recommend Chamrong - and if you're deciding between a tuk tuk and a car - the airconditioning was worth it!
Fantastic guide very knowledgeable , new the best places for photographs and took lots for us. Would recommend charmong for anyone wanting to see temples in Angkor wat
Hope ElliotUnited States
Chamrong was fantastic. He was extremely knowledgeable, easy to understand and very flexible. We toured Angkor Wat and Angkor Tom. It was extremely hot and so we cut it short by about 2 hours. Rather than take us back to hotel he asked if we would like to see the floating village. He showed extreme care for our comfort and safety and made every minute count. He gave the history of everything on the tour. I would highly recommend his services to anyone. It was a great experience!
Renee WalkerUnited States
Chamrong was so knowledgeable, helpful and flexible. I really enjoyed hoe he set everything up so we could maximize seeing the area without overdoing it. I would highly recommend working with him.
Janelle MillerHong Kong
Chamrong was a very good tour guide, easy to understand and very friendly. He was very accommodating, informative and knowledgeable about the Angkor's and timed our visits perfectly so that we were able to see the sites without too many other Visitors. He was also very good at taking and positioning us for the best photo opportunities.
Lynn ScarsbrookUnited Kingdom
It was an amazing day trip, very relaxed and lots of interesting information, a great way to see temples outside the main Ankor Wat area and not overcrowded with tourists.
Lindsey HelmsUnited States
Cambodia is an incredible country, and Chamrong was a wonderful guide. He was quick to respond via email and reached out often before our arrive. Chamrong speaks very nice English and has a vast understanding of the history of Angkor Wat and temple. He was flexible with our family's needs,we have an 8 month old. He nice cool car is stocked with cold water, you'll appreciate this Cambodia is hot. One of my favorite things about Chamrong is he is great at catching fun photo ops! Great guide!
It was a memorable trip thanks to Mr Chamrong. He was well spoken and attentive to our needs. He also plan a fun itinerary based on what we wanted to see. We will definitely recommend Mr Chamrong to our friends and relatives!
John DicksonUnited Kingdom
Chamrong is an exceptional guide with great knowledge of the area and Temples. On a hot and busy day he did his best to make our tour as pleasant as possible. Would recommend him anytime.
Thank you to Chamrong who is an excellent guide and very knowledgable about the Siem Reap and Angkor Wat region and made our day tour one of the highlights of our time spent in Cambodia.
Chamrong is one of the best guides we have met in all our worldwide travels. We deeply appreciate his: * Advanced English skills and articulation * Superlative knowledge of the Angkor and surrounding areas * General overview of political, social and cultural affairs of Cambodia and its neighbors, thanks to his previous experience in Govt., NGO and other jobs * Patient, cheerful attitude and friendly demeanor As Indians with good knowhow of mythology, we truly tested him and he passed with flying colors!
Marybeth CofferHong Kong
This is the second time we have toured with Chamrong and it will not be the last. He is a thoughtful young man and is accommodates both me and my husband as I am much less mobile. Our trip to Phnom-Kulen took us through beautiful countryside and in contact with local activities. Great break from Temple touring or for those on a second visit to Siem Reap. Would be an excellent trip for families with school age children.
Chamrong was an excellent guide. He was punctual, gentle and sweet, and his English was very good. We thoroughly enjoyed our tour with him seeing Angkor Wat, Ta Prohm and Bayan. He was very knowledgeable. He was also flexible. We wanted to avoid the crowds and he understood this and worked hard to arrange it.
Gene LeeUnited States
Chamrong was superb and so informative!! Everything went so smoothly and I learned so much! He spoke excellent English and I learned so much about Cambodian history and society. We laughed a lot and had so much fun together! I would book him again when I return and would strongly recommend him to my friends!! Akon chamrong!!
Elizabeth HiggsUnited Kingdom
Chamrong was an excellent and very knowledgeable guide. We were with 2 young children and he made the experience very easy for us. I highly recommend his service.
Khine KyawUnited Kingdom
Chamrong is an excellent tour guide. He has a wealth of local knowledge and is a very good historian. I travelleled with my over 60 parents who naturally are slow walker but he is very patient to them. He is very friendly and nice. We also did have a good communication between us even before our holiday started.He replied all my enquiries promptly. He speaks english very fluently. Special bonus is that he is a good camera man. Pictures he took for our family photo was excellent.i would fully recommend him
Marlene BankwitzUnited States
Chamrong was fantastic. He was very knowledgeable about the temples and was excited to share this knowledge. He was willing to accomodate the hot weather by taking us back to the hotel to rest during the heat of the day, and take up later in the afternoon. We could not have asked for a more accomodating guide.
He was very knowledgeable, very patient and wonderful guide. I would recommend him anytime
I was very happy to have Chamrong as my guide for the 1 day tour of Angkor Thom and Angkor Wat. He has not only a very great knowledge about the sites and the history of the temples and of his country but he is also a very nice and pleasant person with whom I enjoyed very much to spend the day. Thank you so much Chamrong!
Marybeth CofferHong Kong
Wonderful guide. Excellent English. Extremely patient. Knowledgable. Courteous. Safe driver. All positive.
Kim WuennemannUnited States
Chamrong was very flexible and willing to work with us on our schedule. His knowledge was extensive and presented well. He was very patient and never tired of my endless questions. We really enjoyed him as our tour guide and would highly recommend him.
Mr Chamrong is a very good tour guide. He is a very polite person, his command of English is very good and he is very helpful. His knowledge on the various sites within our tour which was around Siem Reap is good and his recommendation on the restaurants to eat authentic Cambodian food is good. I would strongly recommend him to anyone who is planning on going to Siem Reap for holidays. Thank you Mr Chamrong for our fabulous tour and wishing you all the very best in the future.
One of the best experiences I have been on from beginning to end. Done at our own pace, with the information being provided when we asked. We had the time to do our own thing and see exactly what we wanted to see. Chamrong was informative, friendly and had some great stories on the areas and sites we visited, and we all came away knowing more about our surroundings, the history and the area. It was a highly enjoyable day out and really well organized and executed from the knowledge to the great driving.
Philip CaseyUnited Kingdom
Chamrong provided an excellent custom itinerary for us, mixing the famous and some more distant temples with the opportunity to see some beautiful Cambodian countryside. He was extremely knowledgable and would always give us the opportunity to view locations at our own pace. He really looked after us for our entire time in Siem Reap and would not hesitate to recommend Chamrong.
Connie M.United States
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Martha WarnerUnited States
It was a pleasure to tour with Chamrong! His air conditioned car was very comfortable for our group of 4. Chamrong's knowledge of the history of Cambodia, the temples, the wars, and the people is very deep and comprehensive. We loved his guided tour of the "Indiana Jones" temple and the elephant ride he arranged. He knows great local places for lunch too. Do not miss!
very friendly n patient. Thanks to Chamrong for his good service!
Kabir DuggalUnited States
Excellent tour guide. Highly recommended, you will not find a tour guide like Chamrong. He spent over 21 hours with us over two days showing us everything we wanted to see. Very affable and nice and very well informed. You will not regret having him at all.
Excellent tour guide! Speaks very good English and explains the history of temples thoroughly. Very friendly and accommodating. Provides superb service!
Vera ZableUnited States
Chamrong is an excellent guide who is extremely knowledgeable in the history of Angkor Wat and all of the other temples there. He arrives exactly at the time he tells you he will come. My husband and I are senior citizens and he was very careful in the amount of walking he had us do and the amount of stair climbing we did. I can highly recommend him as a superior guide and a really nice and thoughtful person. If you hire him as a guide,you will be very lucky.
Fe Amor A.Philippines
The temples are truly majestic but better appreciated with a knowleageable tour guide who can provide a narrative of their history. Chamrong was able to do this for us and more, sharing his personal insights on the culture of the Cambodian people which we thought to be perceptive. He was also able to document this tour for us in the beautiful pictures that he took carefully selecting the right location / background. I would recommend him to other tourists.
Susan StallardPALM BEACH, FLORIDA, United States
Cham was a very excellent guide. He was very knowledgeable about the sites themselves, as well as the little things - such as where the W.C.'s are clean and up to western standards. He was able to minimize the walking needed by my wife, who had an injured and painful ankle. And, he obviously enjoyed his work and was proud to show the Angkor Wat temples (large and small). He made our visit unforgettable.
Cally Rogers-WitteUnited States
We could not have had a more wonderful guide than Chamrong for our two days in Siem Reap. He was very attentive to our desires and interests and shaped our tours to see the most at the best times. He is a delightful person, very engaging, wise, pleasant, and personable and very open to discuss whatever we wanted to learn about. His knowledge of the details of many of the sites in the Angkor complex was amazing and fascinating. Trip on lake by boat was great. Best guide we've had,any place in many yrs.
Kurt WonUnited Kingdom
Excellent tour by Chamrong. Chamrong is professional, flexible, knowledgable and fluent in English. He was happy to adapt our tour when we arrived and his happy nature made the 2 day tour even more enjoyable. He helped take photos of us and was very patient as we took our time taking other photos. Highly recommend Chamrong as your guide.
We had so much fun, thanks to Chamrong. He is very nice. He can speak english fluently and always smiles which made us feel comfortable. We talked about life in Cambodia which he told us about the Cambodian lifestyle and their daily lives, that was great. Never been in the private tour before, but I am sure he is one of the best private tour guide.
His knowledge was sensational and he spoke very clearly and was very polite by making sure I came first.
Jeff JacksonUnited States
Chamrong was a great tour guide. He is very knowledgeable and speaks very good English that was easy to understand. He was flexible with our tour to add and makes changes based on our preferences. Very enjoyable tour experience.
Francis D NolanUnited States
Absolutely wonderful guide. Always on time. Always solicitous. Always courteous. Very knowledgeable. He willingly changed the itinerary to suit our needs and desires. Very cautious driver. I can highly recommend him.
Amazing day with Chamrong! He is exceptionally friendly and knowledgeable, and his english is very good. We learned a great deal about the temples. Chamrong provided a lot of information and was happy to answer our questions and engage in conversation. Plus, he revised the itinerary per our request during the day. I would highly recommend his services and would use him again if I'm ever back in Cambodia!
Renee ElinkowskiUnited States
Chamrong was the perfect guide! He knew the best time and places to view the sites we wanted to see. Chamrong made suggestions and let us customize the tour to see what we wanted to. He also knew so much information and was easy to understand (in English). I would recommend Chamrong without any hesitation.
Chamrong is a good guide and very patient person, facing my group that quiet messy.. he able to understand us, and tell us nicely bout the site..
Excellent tour and equally excellent tour guide. Would recommend both to anyone proposing to visit the temples.
Walter SmithUnited States
Visiting these ancient ruins, you are awed by the amount of work that was put into these temples. Photo opportunities abound. What you don't get is the stories that these walls talk about. Chamrong provides the story of many of these bas reliefs along with the history of the temples visited in a way that is easily understood. He also helps with the best angles for photos during the tour. Comfortable car with air conditioning was much appreciated. Good to learn about local life from him as well.
Great guide. He took his time explaining the sites and worked with our schedule. Would recommend him!
Chamrong is a great tour guide, we had a great time in Cambodia, he is very chilled, friendly and very informative! we had a great time, highly recommended!
Mr.Chamrong is very good in attending to our needs. Very considerate and thoughtful. We loved our tour in Siem Reap, highly recommended.
Ang Siew HoonMalaysia
I would like to say a big thank you to our local guide Chamrong S. He is excellent, helpful and caring and would go all out to assist. He was very knowledgeable about the history of the places and very polite and patient ... couldn't ask for more! Highly recommend to anyone to use him when in Siem Reap
Tim CohenUnited States
Great tour....what a wonderful Country and equally special people. You cannot go wrong with this tour, very personable, and impressive. Stopped at a great restaurant for lunch, and Chamrong really cares about his tour and guests.